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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3932-3934 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,300,000

↓ $100,000

3932-3934 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 13,976 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC511182

District Real Estate, LLC.

1215 Randolph St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,600,000

1215 Randolph St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 3,300 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC498160

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

New
4531 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,300,000

4531 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,596 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2006252

Compass

222 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,300,000

222 Upshur St Nw, WASHINGTON

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

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

New
1349 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,295,000

1349 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,704 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2006882

Compass

407 Decatur St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

↑ $51,000

407 Decatur St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,150 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004996

TTR Sothebys International Realty

4015 Illinois Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

4015 Illinois Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,058 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526576

Fairfax Realty of Tysons

326 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

326 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,512 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2003180

Compass

4402 Georgia Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

4402 Georgia Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,400 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC525042

Fairfax Realty Elite

1017 Webster St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000

1017 Webster St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,340 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004562

RLAH Real Estate

628 Webster St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,200,000

628 Webster St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,700 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2002784

Evergreen Properties

461 Delafield Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,200,000

461 Delafield Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 7 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC497738

Bethesda Realty Group LLC

1238 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,900

1238 Crittenden St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,440 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2002266

Compass

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3916 Kansas Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,000

3916 Kansas Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 2,215 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2005834

Compass

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4201 4th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,095,000

4201 4th St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,550 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2006536

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

1114 Allison St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,065,000

↓ $35,000

1114 Allison St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,260 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC526070

Fairfax Realty of Tysons

1358 Quincy St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,999

1358 Quincy St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 1,568 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004736

EXP Realty, LLC

1049 Quebec Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$975,000

1049 Quebec Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,008 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2005940

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.

3912 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$969,000

3912 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,265 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # DCDC2001970

Redfin Corp

3912 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$969,000

3912 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,265 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001968

Redfin Corp

309 Webster St Nw, WASHINGTON

$960,000

309 Webster St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2004906

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

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.