Petworth Real Estate, Washington DC

Petworth is a neighborhood with a lot of homes for sale. It’s also a neighborhood where a lot of properties have already been bought and sold over the past few years. The reason being is a combination of low prices, intriguing inventory and a cool neighborhood vibe that is different from more affluent suburbs to its north like Crestwood and 16th Street Heights, or more overtly trendy urban enclaves to the south such as Columbia Heights.

This neighborhood has seen its share of changes. It’s one of the oldest in Washington Metro, dating to homestead cabins in the mid-1700s. The arrival of street cars in 1890 prompted a residential boom lasting to the early 1940s. The modern era brought an increase in crime and plunging home values until a gradual revitalization trend commenced several years ago. Homes and condos for sale continue to show a double-digit rise in price. 

Washington writer Dan Silverman began chronicling his neighborhood in 2006 through the popular Prince of Petworth blog, now known as Popville. In a recent Washington Post interview, Silverman described the evolution of Petworth real estate and all the newcomers, while maintaining that the diversity and sense of community is still present: “The good parts about the neighborhood have stayed the same, and that probably contributes to why it’s so hot right now.” To learn more about real estate for sale in Petworth or other Washington DC real estate opportunities, give District Partners at Compass a call today at (202) 798-3600!

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4315 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,890,000

4315 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 6,448 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2038728

1417 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,650,000

↑ $50,000

1417 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 1,948 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2045922

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

461 Delafield Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,500,000

↑ $300,000

461 Delafield Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2049328

PETWORTH

4825 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,399,900

4825 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2048014

4101 Arkansas Ave Nw #a, WASHINGTON

$1,399,000

↓ $100,000

4101 Arkansas Ave Nw #a, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,949 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044674

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

424 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,350,000

↑ $400,000

424 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,785 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2022300

PETWORTH

15 Rock Creek Church Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,300,000

15 Rock Creek Church Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,475 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044140

PETWORTH

523 Decatur St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,300,000

523 Decatur St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,910 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048042

PETWORTH

4420 3rd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,900

4420 3rd St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,455 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2038536

PETWORTH

318 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,000

318 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,472 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044042

PETWORTH

222 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,275,000

222 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,344 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2000893

PETWORTH

222 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,275,000

↓ $25,000

222 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 3,113 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2004196

New
4023 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,000

4023 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,064 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050062

PETWORTH

1205 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,195,000

1205 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,210 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2049120

16TH STREET HEIGHTS

1307 Randolph St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$1,195,000

1307 Randolph St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,272 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045460

PETWORTH

New
831 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,174,999

831 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,710 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050804

PETWORTH

4812 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,125,000

↓ $25,000

4812 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,790 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2036750

819 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

819 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,265 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2042614

PETWORTH

1229 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,900

1229 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,313 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048356

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

503 Randolph St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000

503 Randolph St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,920 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2047188

PETWORTH

4004 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,095,000

4004 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 1,924 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2046422

Petworth Neighborhood Information

The community sports an eclectic blend of small businesses along Georgia Avenue plus some popular restaurants on Upshur Street, including Domku Bar and Café, Petworth Citizen and the recently opened Crane & Turtle with a blend of Japanese and French cuisine from Chef Makoto Hamamura, a Petworth resident.

Petworth Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

Looking for information about real estate in Petworth? Well, there’s not a lot of detached single-family homes for sale in Petworth—some cool Sears Craftsman-style bungalows exist but don’t come to market often. The majority of listings are condos for sale, including a large inventory of row houses, especially porch-front styles with a diversity of rooflines—you can even find some Dutch Gambrel versions! Prices start around $100,000 for short sales and climb into the high six figures. Most listings fall somewhere in between.

What's on the Horizon in DC's Petworth Neighborhood?

There are also new developments coming to Petworth, such as The Swift—an old Safeway market that will now become a much fancier and bigger Safeway with 218 upscale living units up above. It is a form of progress but many longtime residents hope their neighborhood doesn’t become overly commercialized.