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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$300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000
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1644 West St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1644 West St Se, WASHINGTON

$4,200,000
New
1621 Butler St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,788 SqFt

1621 Butler St Se, WASHINGTON

$799,900
2334 R St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,300 SqFt

2334 R St Se, WASHINGTON

$739,500 ↑ $30,000
2336 Green St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 918 SqFt

2336 Green St Se, WASHINGTON

$700,000
2304 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,344 SqFt

2304 Nicholson St Se, WASHINGTON

$700,000 ↓ $200,000
1519 17th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,720 SqFt

1519 17th St Se, WASHINGTON

$699,999 ↑ $50,001
1508 18th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,560 SqFt

1508 18th St Se, WASHINGTON

$695,000
2217 14th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,524 SqFt

2217 14th St Se, WASHINGTON

$585,000 ↑ $14,000
1515 W St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,298 SqFt

1515 W St Se, WASHINGTON

$579,000
1244 U St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,664 SqFt

1244 U St Se, WASHINGTON

$574,900
New
1349 W St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1349 W St Se, WASHINGTON

$574,900
1323 Valley Pl Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,904 SqFt

1323 Valley Pl Se, WASHINGTON

$545,000 ↓ $15,000
1608 16th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,613 SqFt

1608 16th St Se, WASHINGTON

$524,900
New
1422 18th Pl Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,152 SqFt

1422 18th Pl Se, WASHINGTON

$515,000
1727 16th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,650 SqFt

1727 16th St Se, WASHINGTON

$499,500 ↑ $199,500
1447 22nd St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,580 SqFt

1447 22nd St Se, WASHINGTON

$490,000
1335 Maple View Pl Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,770 SqFt

1335 Maple View Pl Se, WASHINGTON

$475,000
New
2304 16th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2304 16th St Se, WASHINGTON

$449,000
2500 Sayles Pl Se #6, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,130 SqFt

2500 Sayles Pl Se #6, WASHINGTON

$395,000
1516 19th St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,568 SqFt

1516 19th St Se, WASHINGTON

$369,000 ↑ $10,000
1257 U St Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,344 SqFt

1257 U St Se, WASHINGTON

$350,000

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. 

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Listing information last updated on May 23rd, 2019 at 1:46pm EDT.