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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1825 47th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,799,000

1825 47th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,573 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2002042

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

5414 Carolina Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,700,000

5414 Carolina Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

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

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

4613 Charleston Ter Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,350,000

4613 Charleston Ter Nw, WASHINGTON

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

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

4770 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,050,000

↓ $145,000

4770 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,119 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC520350

TTR Sothebys International Realty

5400 Macomb St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,649,000

5400 Macomb St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,760 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004880

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

5604 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,475,000

5604 Macarthur Blvd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2002150

Compass

4848 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,290,000

4848 Reservoir Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,212 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004072

RLAH Real Estate

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

DC Premier Real Estate, LLC.

4462 Greenwich Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,095,000

4462 Greenwich Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,880 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC525776

TTR Sotheby's International Realty

4619 Greene Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,999

4619 Greene Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,091 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001172

Samson Properties

5705 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$989,000

5705 Sherier Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,525 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004054

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

4609 Macarthur Blvd Nw #b, WASHINGTON

$675,000

4609 Macarthur Blvd Nw #b, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,174 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001022

City Chic Real Estate

4595 Macarthur Blvd Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$559,000

4595 Macarthur Blvd Nw #6, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,050 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001510

Redfin Corp

5112 Macarthur Blvd Nw #101, WASHINGTON

$348,000

↑ $9,000

5112 Macarthur Blvd Nw #101, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 2 Baths 971 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC520528

Cottage Street Realty LLC

4840 Macarthur Blvd Nw #308, WASHINGTON

$340,000

4840 Macarthur Blvd Nw #308, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 720 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2003598

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

4545 Macarthur Blvd Nw #206, WASHINGTON

$307,000

4545 Macarthur Blvd Nw #206, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 735 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001466

FRANKLY REAL ESTATE INC

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.