Dupont Circle Real Estate, Washington DC
One of Washington, DC’s most elite inner-city neighborhoods, Dupont Circle offers a vibrant nightlife, top-rated eateries and fabulous homes for sale. And while prices at the top are expensive, there are also some affordable options for blossoming policy wonks, writers and fashionistas—as long as you’re willing to live in a 300-foot closet.
The lion’s share of active real estate listings in Dupont Circle are condos for sale, including a number of recently converted units in the grand old Somerset House—a 1917 Harry Wardman apartment building on 16th Street. The neighborhood is also known for its beautiful row houses, including Queen Anne, Richardson Romanesque and Second Empire styles. There are noticeably fewer for sale than in previous years however—that’s the reality of shopping for a home in one of DC’s most sought-after communities.
Search Dupont Circle Real Estate & MLS Listings
|All Listings||$200,000 - $300,000||$300,000 - $400,000|
|$400,000 - $500,000||$500,000 - $600,000||$600,000 - $700,000|
|$700,000 - $800,000||$800,000 - $900,000||$900,000 - $1,000,000|
Dupont Circle Neighborhood Information
And while single-family homes account for just a silver of properties, they do exist. The crazy old palatial mansions that were once common along the broad, tree-lined diagonal avenues are now mostly a memory. But there are still some stunning examples left and every now and then one will pop up on the market, giving even the most hardened real estate investors a pause for breath.
A Brief History of Dupont Circle
The neighborhood is part of the “Old City” of Washington, dating back to its earliest inception. The earliest homes were grand mansions and in 1871, the U.S. Corps of Engineers began construction of the traffic circle itself, first known as Pacific Circle and later renamed in honor of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont. In the years that followed, the grid streets surrounding the circle became the site if a great development boom with row houses and apartment buildings.
Dupont Circle real estate for sale starts in the very low six-figures for studio cooperative units at massive old Art Deco buildings and rise steadily in price, climbing well into the millions. The neighborhood is home to galleries, museums, upscale boutiques and a wealth of restaurants like Komi, Urbana, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Obelisk, Bub and Pop’s and many more. There’s also a nearby Whole Foods and a Safeway. Mass transit is served by the Dupont Circle Metro and of course, there’s plenty of major roadways—it is a traffic circle, after all.