Photo Credit: New Communities Initiative
New retail and dining options are making listings on Georgia Ave NW the hottest to be found in DC’s Petworth neighborhood.
Unsurprisingly, the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro Station (on the Green and Yellow Lines) is a veritable hub of Petworth activity. Just north of the station stands the 2014-renovated Safeway, Yes! Organic Market, and a slew of shops and eateries including Slim’s Diner, Qualia Coffee, and Upshur Street Books. As you amble farther north, Georgia Ave NW transitions to a convenient pattern: blocks of rowhomes, interspersed every so often with a block of businesses, and so on.
As is the case in all of Petworth, the dominant property style among listings on Georgia Ave NW is the brick rowhome with a front porch. With increasing interest in the neighborhood, fewer and fewer of these hit the market, many having been purchased and renovated over the last decade. Though some of this is being done by investors, the neighborhood is unbelievably popular among young families who are in it for the long haul.
With space at a premium in this highly desirable area, a number of condos have become available in the form of conversions and new builds. Condos along Georgia Avenue NW include The Montage and 4010 Georgia Ave.
As one might expect, listings on Georgia Ave NW tend to be pricier than those to the east and west. Petworth is, however, a neighborhood on the rise, so the convenience of living on its main drag--the beating heart of this very active community--is well worth the price.