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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4805 Bending Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,395,000

4805 Bending Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,800 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2009418

PALISADES

5704 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,995,000

5704 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 6,933 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2006096

PALISADES

5414 Carolina Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,700,000

5414 Carolina Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,809 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001700

PALISADES

1616 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,495,000

1616 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,680 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2012900

PALISADES

4613 Charleston Ter Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,250,000

↓ $100,000

4613 Charleston Ter Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 5,632 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC519000

BERKLEY

2500 Chain Bridge Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,150,000

2500 Chain Bridge Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

7 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,470 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000387

PALISADES

5300 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,850,000

5300 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,857 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2012166

PALISADES

5408 Cathedral Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,685,000

5408 Cathedral Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,764 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2016666

PALISADES

4764 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,600,000

4764 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 2,738 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2011280

PALISADES

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4434 Volta Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,479,000

4434 Volta Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,090 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2018228

FOXHALL VILLAGE

1614 Nw 44th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,395,000

1614 Nw 44th St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,419 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2010874

FOXHALL VILLAGE

5721 Potomac Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

↓ $200,000

5721 Potomac Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,922 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC450310

PALISADES

4401 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

↓ $85,000

4401 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000051

PALISADES

4420 Greenwich Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,050,000

↓ $50,000

4420 Greenwich Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,786 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2012846

FOXHALL VILLAGE

New
4623-1/2 Macarthur Blvd Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$729,500

4623-1/2 Macarthur Blvd Nw #b, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,471 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001377

PALISADES

4595 Macarthur Blvd Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$549,000

4595 Macarthur Blvd Nw #6, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,050 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2012248

PALISADES

5112 Macarthur Blvd Nw #305, WASHINGTON

$350,000

5112 Macarthur Blvd Nw #305, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 2 Baths 960 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2014208

PALISADES

4840 Macarthur Blvd Nw #308, WASHINGTON

$319,900

↓ $20,100

4840 Macarthur Blvd Nw #308, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 720 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2003598

PALISADES

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.