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

$1,299,900
5901 7th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,924 SqFt

5901 7th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,139,500
526 Nw Oglethorpe St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,592 SqFt

526 Nw Oglethorpe St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,999 ↓ $30,001
1610 Tuckerman St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 4,035 SqFt

1610 Tuckerman St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000 ↓ $26,000
New
1383 Somerset Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,125 SqFt

1383 Somerset Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$950,000
New
413 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,115 SqFt

413 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$939,900
New
1326 Tewkesbury Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,799 SqFt

1326 Tewkesbury Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$934,900
1334 Somerset Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,552 SqFt

1334 Somerset Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$925,000
902 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,101 SqFt

902 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$869,900 ↓ $30,000
New
1617 Tuckerman St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,340 SqFt

1617 Tuckerman St Nw, WASHINGTON

$850,000
5938 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,000 SqFt

5938 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$850,000
5911 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2,380 SqFt

5911 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$810,000
714 Peabody St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,890 SqFt

714 Peabody St Nw, WASHINGTON

$749,999
6001 7th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,772 SqFt

6001 7th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$745,000
532 Quintana Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,462 SqFt

532 Quintana Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$739,000
503 Madison St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,520 SqFt

503 Madison St Nw, WASHINGTON

$725,000
509 Powhatan Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,670 SqFt

509 Powhatan Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$699,900 ↓ $10,000
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
524 Roxboro Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,481 SqFt

524 Roxboro Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$659,900
528 Sheridan St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,481 SqFt

528 Sheridan St Nw, WASHINGTON

$659,000

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!

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 March 28th, 2020 at 4:15am EDT.

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