on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 11:37am.
Homes near Rock Creek Park have long been sought after for their proximity to Washington D.C.’s largest park. With more than 2,000 acres of trails and green space, Rock Creek Park offers the District’s residents and respite from the city’s dense and populated concrete city space.
Owners of homes near Rock Creek find the national park, with a golf course, horse trails, a tennis stadium and playground facilities, is an amenity in the District that is hard to match elsewhere. It’s the nation’s oldest federal park, but it’s attracting many new home buyers.
Neighborhoods with homes near Rock Creek Park’s south end include Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Mt. Pleasant, Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, West End, and Crestwood. Neighborhoods with homes near Rock Creek Park’s north end include Chevy Chase, 16th Street Heights, Brightwood, Shepherd Park and Colonial Village.
House hunters can find homes near Rock Creek Park of many types. Current listings include a $525K, 2BR on Connecticut Avenue, a $1.3 million, 6BR home on 16th Street NW and a $16 million, 7BR home on Chain Bridge Road. Condo listings include a $210K, 2BR condo on 14th St. NW; a $139K, 1BR on Tuckerman St. NW; and a $939K, 3,324-square-foot, 3BR condo on Unicorn Lane NW, according to Zillow listings.
Rock Creek Park extends 12 miles from the Potomac River north to Maryland’s border with 25 miles of trails and is perhaps the oldest federal park in the nation. In addition to sporting activities, residents in homes near Rock Creek Park can enjoy summertime concerts and nature programs. Rock Creek Park houses the Old Stone House building, the oldest structure in D.C., and Pierce Mill, an old mill that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
Home buyers who are looking for a wealth of choices in outdoor activities while enjoying close proximity to the District’s metropolitan life should scout for homes near Rock Creek Park.