Brightwood Real Estate, Washington DC

Tucked into Rock Creek Park in the northwestern part of Washington, DC is Brightwood, a quiet community that is no longer a best kept secret. Homes for sale here have skyrocketed in value, climbing over 20 percent in the last 12 months and a similar amount the previous 12 months. In other words, those awesome dollhouse Victorians and porch-front row houses that your friends told you about still exist but they cost more now.

With a population of about 11,000, this old neighborhood, often lumped in with the adjacent Brightwood Park community, is located north of Petworth and 16th Street Heights and shares commonality in terms of both architecture and community vibes. Settled by free African Americans in the 1820s, the neighborhood is also home to Fort Stevens which was built to protect the city. During the Civil War, President Lincoln came under attack at the fort. The partially restored fortification lies inside Rock Creek Park and is a popular tourist attraction.

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6420 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,600 SqFt

6420 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,174,900 ↓ $125,000
526 Nw Oglethorpe St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,592 SqFt

526 Nw Oglethorpe St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,079,999 ↓ $20,000
5713 6th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,188 SqFt

5713 6th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,000
New
5710 4th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,975 SqFt

5710 4th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$990,000
1326 Tewkesbury Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,799 SqFt

1326 Tewkesbury Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$934,900
5938 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,000 SqFt

5938 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$850,000
New
1316 Somerset Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,455 SqFt

1316 Somerset Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$815,000
5911 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,380 SqFt

5911 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$810,000 ↓ $40,000
6501 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,764 SqFt

6501 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$795,000 ↓ $55,000
6100 4th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,039 SqFt

6100 4th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$750,000 ↓ $90,000
411 Marietta Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,735 SqFt

411 Marietta Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$749,900
6001 7th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,772 SqFt

6001 7th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$719,900 ↓ $25,100
6202 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,600 SqFt

6202 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$699,900 ↓ $50,000
6202 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

6202 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$699,900 ↓ $50,000
714 Peabody St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,890 SqFt

714 Peabody St Nw, WASHINGTON

$695,000 ↓ $14,995
1305 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,540 SqFt

1305 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$615,000 ↓ $15,000
1353 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,061 SqFt

1353 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$610,000 ↓ $5,000
804 Quackenbos St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,380 SqFt

804 Quackenbos St Nw, WASHINGTON

$600,000 ↑ $11,000
824 Sheridan St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,752 SqFt

824 Sheridan St Nw, WASHINGTON

$599,500 ↓ $25,500
6308 7th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,561 SqFt

6308 7th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$548,500
802 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,212 SqFt

802 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$539,000

Brightwood Neighborhood Information

Brightwood went through a new period of growth and development beginning in the early 1920s and the architecture is reflective of that period. Homes for sale are typified by American Foursquare, late Victorian, Side Hall Colonials, Sears Roebuck catalog homes (often referred to generically as Craftsman) and post-World War II Capes and cottages. Condos for sale include two-story row houses, often with Mansard roofs, converted Art Deco apartment buildings and some large 1960s-era structures designed in the International style.

Sometimes referred to as a “boomlet” due to a more subtle transitioning than high-density urban areas to the south, Brightwood still has a quirky and diverse sense of small town charm. Local businesses include the Chocolate Crust bakery and coffee, the Simple Bar & Grill, Wapa Café and Second Wind Crossfit. As for Brightwood real estate prices, homes and condos for sale start around $150,000 and climb to about $900,000. Despite the recent sticker shock at the higher levels, however, there is still a nice inventory of properties in the mid-to-high six figure range.  For more information about Brightwood real estate for sale in Washington DC, contact District Partners at Compass today!

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Listing information last updated on May 25th, 2020 at 3:20am EDT.

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