Mount Vernon Square Real Estate, Washington DC
The first thing you should know about Mount Vernon Square (also referred to as Mount Vernon Triangle) is that there are a ton of available condos for sale. Why the different geometric references? The Mt. Vernon Triangle is the more recent name for a business improvement district that is bordered by the Mt. Vernon Square park at the eastern end, expanding west via a triangular shape, with New York Avenue to the north, New Jersey Ave to the West and Massachusetts Ave to the south as other boundaries.
While many of the buildings are new, you can still find plenty of beautiful historical structures as well. Plus, the neighborhood is just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and White House. During a time of shrinking inventory and skyrocketing prices, this high-density urban community is attracting a swarm of new home buyers.
Mount Vernon Square dates back to 1687 when it was known as Point Royal. Centuries passed and grand buildings were built, and in time, many fell to ruin. The1968 riots led to a lengthy period of neglect and desolation. Eventually, the city used eminent domain to take a portion of the neighborhood, tearing down those neglected, desperate Beaux Arts and Art Deco buildings. But some still remain and have become sought-after homes for sale and of course, vacant lots have become new modernistic mixed-use structures with luxury condos for sale and ground floor retail. The District is in the middle of virulent renewal with Starbucks springing up like caffeinated blades of grass. To learn more about Mount Vernon Square real estate or other Washington DC real estate on the market, contact District Partners at Compass today!
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Mount Vernon Square/Triangle Neighborhood Information
Real estate for sale in Mount Vernon Square starts around $250,000 for small studio condos, and one-bedroom units climb to over a million dollars. There are awesome old row houses side-by-side with glass and steel towers and in some cases, enterprising developers have turned to adaptive reuse projects which essentially consist of building a tower on top of a row house. The neighborhood lies to the north of Chinatown, and south of Logan Circle and Shaw.
Mt. Vernon Triangle FAQ’s
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will you find more condos in Mount Vernon Triangle or Mount Vernon Square and what’s the difference?
A: This is a commonly asked question. Mount Vernon Triangle is a larger, triangular-shaped area adjacent to Mount Vernon Square and its eponymously named park. There are substantially more condominium buildings, as well as businesses, in Mt. Vernon Triangle. People will often refer to the combined area simply as Mount Vernon.
Q: But it’s not the same as Mount Vernon in Virginia, is it? It seems very confusing.
A: No, Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia is the former home and plantation of George Washington. It is not uncommon to find references to the Founding Fathers throughout the Washington DC Metro area, and admittedly, it can cause confusion to those who are not familiar with this part of the country.
Q: Is Mount Vernon Triangle considered part of downtown Washington?
A: Again, this can be confusing. Technically speaking, Mount Vernon Triangle is immediately next-door to downtown DC. But like some other small and densely populated neighborhoods in the area, Mt. Vernon with its many vibrant shops, restaurants, and other attractions, is often lumped in with the downtown area.
Q: Are the Mount Vernon Triangle and Mount Vernon Square neighborhoods considered to be walkable?
A: Yes, very much so. This is a highly walkable area with lots to do and see. There are numerous small parks which were once known as public squares, along with an incredible array of bars, restaurants, theaters, museums, high end retailers, and so much more. The huge National Mall with so many landmarks and museums, is about six blocks to the south.
Mt. Vernon Square/Triangle Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC
You won’t find much in the way of detached single-family homes for sale in the neighborhood—this isn’t exactly the suburbs. But Craftsman cottages with tidy little yards aren’t what you come here for. This is one of the few inner-city neighborhoods where quality condos for sale are still relatively affordable and plentiful, and where you can roll out of bed, bypass your gleaming, unused stainless steel chef’s kitchen and hit the street—ready to grab a Grande concoction on the go as you walk to work.
And when your numbingly long day is done you can hit one of a myriad of awesome bars and restaurants just steps from your humble abode, quenching your thirst and soothing your soul before heading upstairs to sink into too-few hours of precious sleep. It’s the good life in Mt. Vernon Square. Contact us today for more info about Mount Vernon real estate for sale