Anacostia Real Estate, Washington DC

Yes, there are still homes for sale in Washington, DC, with low prices, a proximity to a major body of water and retro-chic Craftsman styles. Anacostia may be on the other side of the river by the same name, but it has been attracting socially conscious urban hipster buyers in droves. So much so that the inventory is way down. Yet, if you’re willing to dig a little, you can still find some incredible deals here. 

What kinds of deals? Try row houses, charming bungalows and Art Deco apartment buildings that have converted to perfect Washington DC condos for sale, ranging from the high-five figure to mid-six figure range. In fact, there have been recent short sales here where single-family homes have actually closed for under $100,000. For more information about Anacostia real estate for sale or other Washington DC real estate opportunities, give District Partners at Compass a call today at (202) 798-3600.

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Over $1,000,000
1644 West St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1644 West St Se, WASHINGTON

$4,200,000
1256-1258 Talbert St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,704 SqFt

1256-1258 Talbert St Se, WASHINGTON

$1,000,000
2307 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,376 SqFt

2307 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON

$750,000
2305 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,376 SqFt

2305 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON

$750,000
1508 18th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,560 SqFt

1508 18th St Se, WASHINGTON

$695,000 ↓ $20,000
1605 17th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,720 SqFt

1605 17th St Se, WASHINGTON

$690,000 ↓ $10,000
New
2318 High St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,680 SqFt

2318 High St Se, WASHINGTON

$675,000
New
1630 16th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,750 SqFt

1630 16th St Se, WASHINGTON

$595,000
2239 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,870 SqFt

2239 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON

$550,000 ↓ $200,000
2249 Mount View Pl Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2,549 SqFt

2249 Mount View Pl Se, WASHINGTON

$535,472
2503 West St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,200 SqFt

2503 West St Se, WASHINGTON

$525,000
1632 U St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,282 SqFt

1632 U St Se, WASHINGTON

$525,000 ↓ $25,000
1348-1350 U St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,878 SqFt

1348-1350 U St Se, WASHINGTON

$500,000 ↑ $50,000
1919 T St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,950 SqFt

1919 T St Se, WASHINGTON

$499,900
1727 16th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,650 SqFt

1727 16th St Se, WASHINGTON

$499,500
New
3415 Hayes St Ne, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,803 SqFt

3415 Hayes St Ne, WASHINGTON

$469,000
New
1502 Ridge Pl Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,258 SqFt

1502 Ridge Pl Se, WASHINGTON

$450,000
1606 Se U St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,358 SqFt

1606 Se U St Se, WASHINGTON

$429,997 ↓ $10,000
1339 Talbert Ter Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,125 SqFt

1339 Talbert Ter Se, WASHINGTON

$420,000
1238-1240 V St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1238-1240 V St Se, WASHINGTON

$385,000
New
1525 S St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,598 SqFt

1525 S St Se, WASHINGTON

$359,000

Anacostia Neighborhood Information

To put this into better perspective, a little history is in order. Anacostia was developed in the mid-1800s as “Uniontown”—a blue collar suburb geared toward workers who were employed on the other side of the river at the Navy Yard—once the military’s largest shipbuilding facility. Residences tended to be modest—wood-framed bungalows and Italianate-styles, along with a few larger Queen Anne homes, brick row houses and low-rise apartment buildings.

In time, the blue-collar community took on the name of its adjacent river. Time also brought changes to the shipyard which switched to the manufacture of armaments and gradually rolled back those operations altogether—downsizing into administrative offices. By then, the river had become fouled with industrial pollution and the surrounding area on both sides had fallen into decline and decay.

More About Today's Anacostia Community in Washington DC

In more recent years, the Navy Yard has gone through a massive revitalization process, including a Superfund river cleanup and lots of upscale commercial development. As for Anacostia itself, a transformative process has been slower, but is evident nonetheless. A lot of the underpriced Craftsman cottage fixer-uppers have been snapped up and the downtown Historic District features numerous renovated storefronts. New developments include the announcement that a Busboys and Poets will soon be opening on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE.

 A Closer Look at Real Estate in Anacostia

Homes and condos for sale in Anacostia may not be as plentiful as in recent years but the prices are still incredibly competitive—especially if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and rehab one of the remaining foreclosure listings. And for those looking to move into an already-renovated home, you’ll still spend considerably less than you would on the other side of the river. 

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 2020.

Listing information last updated on April 7th, 2020 at 12:45pm EDT.

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