Spring Valley Real Estate, Washington DC

Spring Valley has a hidden surprise for you—we’ll get to that shortly. This highly affluent suburb is located in upper northwest Washington, DC, abutting the Maryland border. Plus, it is known for some of the priciest homes for sale in Washington DC—starting around a million dollars and climbing from there. Condos for sale supposedly do actually exist but nobody’s actually ever seen one. That’s not the hidden surprise, though.

While the community dates all the way back to the 1600s, it remained farmland until the early 1900s when the military turned it into a munitions and chemicals testing site known as the American University Experiment Station. After the end of World War I, developers bought the land and planned a lovely neighborhood with luxury homes for sale along curving streets that adapted to the gently rolling terrain.

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All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 Over $1,000,000
4934 Indian Ln Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 10,500 SqFt

4934 Indian Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,995,000
4880 Glenbrook Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 7,800 SqFt

4880 Glenbrook Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$5,950,000
3714 University Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,000 SqFt

3714 University Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,500,000
5145 Tilden St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,721 SqFt

5145 Tilden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,995,000 ↓ $200,000
New
4975 Rockwood Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,600 SqFt

4975 Rockwood Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,850,000
4943 Quebec St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,460 SqFt

4943 Quebec St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,495,000
4926 Hillbrook Ln Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,927 SqFt

4926 Hillbrook Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,395,000
4928 Indian Ln Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,790 SqFt

4928 Indian Ln Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,395,000
5053 Sedgwick St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,868 SqFt

5053 Sedgwick St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,299,000
5140 Tilden St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,078 SqFt

5140 Tilden St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,200,000
5010 Sedgwick St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,075 SqFt

5010 Sedgwick St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,195,000 ↓ $100,000
5135 Yuma St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,420 SqFt

5135 Yuma St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,895,000
4330 50th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,488 SqFt

4330 50th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,750,000 ↓ $260,000
5035 Rockwood Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,559 SqFt

5035 Rockwood Pkwy Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,595,000
New
4205 48th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,645 SqFt

4205 48th Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,385,000
4914 Sedgwick St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,890 SqFt

4914 Sedgwick St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,350,000
New
4259 Fordham Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,430 SqFt

4259 Fordham Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,000
5111 Yuma St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,917 SqFt

5111 Yuma St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,295,000
4810 Rodman St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,358 SqFt

4810 Rodman St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,224,900
4257 Fordham Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,150 SqFt

4257 Fordham Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,195,000
3401 38th St Nw #323, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 574 SqFt

3401 38th St Nw #323, WASHINGTON

$319,000 ↓ $20,000

Spring Valley (Washington DC) Neighborhood Information

So here comes the surprise part. The idea that these handsome new 1920s homes for sale might be parked on top of unexploded bombs and nasty chemicals was conveniently left out of the discussion. It just never really came up—life proceeded just fine in this quiet neighborhood where wealthy politicians and business people lived.

But starting in 1993, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers began an ongoing search for things that should not be lurking under the soil in nice upscale neighborhoods. It doesn’t seem to be bothering anyone all that much except that there may be less croquet played lately. And seriously, there’s absolutely no truth to the rumor that gardeners have been asked to poke long sticks in the ground when nobody’s home.

On the more innocuous end of neighborhood information, surrounding communities include Palisades to the south and American University Park to the north. Not to worry, no hidden bombs in those places. 

Spring Valley Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

What’s really important is the tall leafy trees and spacious homes designed in a variety of traditional styles, including Colonial, Georgian, Tudor and Cape Cod. According to Zillow, the median list price currently stands at around $1.755 million which is probably on the conservative side. 

Past presidents like Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush have all lived in Spring Valley at one time or another and former Attorney General Eric Holder is currently a resident. And if those guys didn’t worry about potential pesky metal things under the lawn then why should you? Also worth mentioning is the delightful Wagshal’s Market and Delicatessen, offering quality food since 1925.

To learn more, call District Partners at Compass, (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on October 18th, 2019 at 5:06pm EDT.

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