Palisades Real Estate, Washington DC

The Palisades in Washington, DC is an affluent residential neighborhood that used to fly somewhat under the radar. Those days are gone—it’s now one of the District’s most sought-after real estate marketplaces. The locals don’t seem particularly worried though. As long as commercial developers don’t find a way to start throwing up new high-rise buildings, everything will be just fine.

The community runs north from Georgetown along the Potomac River, ending at the Potomac Heights neighborhood near the Maryland border. This was once rural farmland and the site of George Washington’s Powtawmack Company Canal. By the late 1800s the village had transitioned to a summer resort, featuring the International Athletic Park and Amusement Company, which included bicycle racing of all things. In June 1909, the Potomac Heights Land Company bought the park and started building homes for sale. For more information about Palisades real estate or other real estate in Washington DC, contact District Partners at Compass today at (202) 798-3600!

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4835 Hutchins Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,450,000

4835 Hutchins Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 7,448 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2067400

PALISADES

4913 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,249,900

4913 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068784

PALISADES

1452 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,999,000

1452 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,390 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065582

NONE AVAILABLE

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1699 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,895,000

1699 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,950 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068976

BERKLEY

5358 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,175,000

5358 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,331 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2067106

PALISADES

1411 Ridgeview Way Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,095,000

↓ $100,000

1411 Ridgeview Way Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,776 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065796

FOXHALL

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4809 Bending Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,095,000

4809 Bending Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,750 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2069384

PALISADES

5224 Loughboro Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,995,000

5224 Loughboro Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,360 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065690

KENT

2329 Nebraska Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,950,000

2329 Nebraska Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,097 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2056680

PALISADES

4532 Westhall Dr Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,799,000

4532 Westhall Dr Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,970 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065254

PALISADES

New
4887 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,730,000

4887 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,509 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2069078

PALISADES

4462 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,629,000

↓ $10,000

4462 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,313 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2057750

PALISADES

5837 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,500,000

5837 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,227 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068858

PALISADES

4841 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,900

↓ $50,000

4841 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,891 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2060322

PALISADES

5310 Cathedral Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,150,000

↓ $50,000

5310 Cathedral Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,112 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2059768

PALISADES

1527 44th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000

1527 44th St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,836 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065232

FOXHALL VILLAGE

5010 V St Nw, WASHINGTON

$950,000

↑ $55,000

5010 V St Nw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,150 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065872

PALISADES

2420 Chain Bridge Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$949,500

2420 Chain Bridge Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,072 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2063460

PALISADES

4595 Macarthur Blvd Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$535,000

↓ $14,000

4595 Macarthur Blvd Nw #6, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,050 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2053378

PALISADES

4613 Macarthur Blvd Nw #a, WASHINGTON

$365,000

↓ $14,000

4613 Macarthur Blvd Nw #a, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 530 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2061588

BERKLEY

Palisades (Washington DC) Neighborhood Information

Despite its reputation for large, expensive properties, there are a sizeable number of condos for sale in The Palisades as well, ranging from apartment-style flats in mid-size 1960s era buildings to Colonial-style brick townhouses that are similar to what you’ll find in Georgetown. Prices start around $250,000 for small units and climb into the seven-figure range for luxury townhomes. 

More About the Palisades Real Estate Market - Washington DC

It’s the detached single-family homes for sale that get the most attention on the Palisades real estate market, however, with a range of styles from original Sears Roebuck “Craftsman” bungalows to Capes, Victorians, Colonials and even some interesting Contemporary homes designed by noted DC architects. Prices for detached houses usually start around a million dollars. On the downside, the inventory is pretty low right now.

There’s a low-key commercial corridor along MacArthur Boulevard with a Safeway, a CVS, some small businesses and popular restaurants like Makoto and BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant. Locals also enjoy a year-round farmers market on Sundays. As for schools, the highly-rated Francis Scott Key Elementary has served the neighborhood since 1928. The Palisades is a tightknit community with lovely homes and condos for sale—plus it’s right on the Potomac River. 

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