16th Street Heights Real Estate, Washington DC

Not many years ago, 16th Street Heights—also spelled “Sixteenth” for those who care about such things—was referred to as a “sleeper neighborhood.” Nestled against Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC, 16th Street Heights real estate for sale has gained in popularity since then. You can still find a diverse smorgasbord of great homes for sale but prices have climbed considerably. 

The traditionally blue collar neighborhood of 16th was once the site of the massive Maple Grove Farm. In the 1850s the land was purchased by a prominent DC horticulturist and landscape architect named John Hennessey Saul who decided to subdivide and develop the land, calling it Saul’s Addition. One of Saul’s quirks was establishing zoning laws requiring that homes for sale in his fledgling community be of the detached single-family variety.

That’s not to say there are no commercial structures or multifamily dwellings in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood. To the contrary—you’ll find a number of porch-front row houses with Mansard roofs, as well as old Art Deco apartment buildings that have converted to Washington DC condos for sale. But, they tend to be situated around the neighborhood’s borders.

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Over $1,000,000
5506 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 5,090 SqFt

5506 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,900,000
4901 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,260 SqFt

4901 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,499,999
1423 Montague St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,800 SqFt

1423 Montague St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,499,000 ↓ $50,000
1213 Emerson St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,958 SqFt

1213 Emerson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,349,900
1308 Farragut St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 3,800 SqFt

1308 Farragut St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,320,000 ↓ $30,000
1316 Emerson St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,200 SqFt

1316 Emerson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,999
4819 Iowa Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,696 SqFt

4819 Iowa Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,295,000 ↓ $55,000
5908 17th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,663 SqFt

5908 17th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,275,000
1406 Ingraham St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,481 SqFt

1406 Ingraham St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000
1502 Varnum St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,230 SqFt

1502 Varnum St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000
New
1125 Allison St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,505 SqFt

1125 Allison St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,049,999
New
1414 Buchanan Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,260 SqFt

1414 Buchanan Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,049,900
1509 Buchanan St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,340 SqFt

1509 Buchanan St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,025,000 ↓ $25,000
5323 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,556 SqFt

5323 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,000 ↓ $100,000
4720 15th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,610 SqFt

4720 15th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,000 ↑ $19,100
4914 Arkansas Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,228 SqFt

4914 Arkansas Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$975,000 ↓ $125,000
1418 Nicholson St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,781 SqFt

1418 Nicholson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$975,000
1513 Buchanan St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,768 SqFt

1513 Buchanan St Nw, WASHINGTON

$949,700 ↓ $9,300
New
1343 Jefferson St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,501 SqFt

1343 Jefferson St Nw, WASHINGTON

$930,000
4324 14th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,050 SqFt

4324 14th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$899,900 ↓ $90,000
5925 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,486 SqFt

5925 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$899,000 ↓ $50,900

16th Street Heights Neighborhood Information

Homes for sale in 16th Street Heights start around $200,000 for small condo units and climb to around $900,000 at present, with the majority existing in a solid mid six-figure range. For those socially responsible buyers who’ve been priced out of Logan Circle and wish to spend weekends fixing up a cute bungalow and taking the rescue mutt to the park, you can still do that—but the opportunity now comes with a heftier mortgage.

Architecture runs the gamut here—American Foursquare, Sears Roebuck “Craftsman” homes, Tudor, Victorian and those boxy two-story row houses that are also common in adjoining neighborhoods like Petworth and Brightwood. The inventory of active listings is much less than it once was—that’s what happens to neighborhoods in transition.

16th Street Heights Offers a True Neighborhood Feel

Sixteenth Street Heights may no longer be a sleeper neighborhood but it still retains a diverse and somewhat “local” feel, with mom-and-pop stores and fun restaurants like Domku with Scandinavian food and thrift-store furniture; Sweet Mango with awesome jerk chicken; El Torogoz featuring Spanish TV and Salvadoran food and Mad Momos—a beer deck with yummy Tibetan dumplings. For more information about 16th Street Heights real estate for sale, give District Partners at Compass a call today!

Metropolitan Regional Information System LogoThe listing content relating to real estate for sale on this web site is courtesy of MRIS. Listing information comes from various brokers who participate in the MRIS IDX.Properties listed with brokerage firms other than COMPASS are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.All listing information copyright MRIS 2019.

Listing information last updated on October 18th, 2019 at 6:05pm EDT.

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