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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$700,000 - $800,000 $800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000
Over $1,000,000
916 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

916 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,750,000
New
426 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,579 SqFt

426 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000
911 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,982 SqFt

911 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$900,000 ↑ $50,000
1441 Whittier St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,863 SqFt

1441 Whittier St Nw, WASHINGTON

$899,000
5938 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 10,000 SqFt

5938 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$850,000
1351 Underwood St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,891 SqFt

1351 Underwood St Nw, WASHINGTON

$849,900
1312 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,342 SqFt

1312 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$799,000
612 Quackenbos St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,372 SqFt

612 Quackenbos St Nw, WASHINGTON

$777,000
410 Marietta Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,440 SqFt

410 Marietta Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$749,900
6747 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,988 SqFt

6747 13th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$739,000 ↑ $10,000
1355 Tewkesbury Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,182 SqFt

1355 Tewkesbury Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$730,000
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
841 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 3,406 SqFt

841 Rittenhouse St Nw, WASHINGTON

$699,500 ↑ $50,400
1217 Missouri Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 7,700 SqFt

1217 Missouri Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$699,000 ↑ $26,000
1309 Whittier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,909 SqFt

1309 Whittier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$649,900
New
415 Quackenbos St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,253 SqFt

415 Quackenbos St Nw, WASHINGTON

$645,000
6306 7th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,908 SqFt

6306 7th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$624,900
714 Peabody St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,732 SqFt

714 Peabody St Nw, WASHINGTON

$599,900
1223 Rock Creek Ford Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,940 SqFt

1223 Rock Creek Ford Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$589,950
1355 Sheridan St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,027 SqFt

1355 Sheridan St Nw, WASHINGTON

$585,500 ↑ $24,400

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 23rd, 2019 at 1:46pm EDT.