Living in 16th Street Heights in Washington D.C. is a much different experience than living in the bustling Columbia Heights community but homes in the more quiet area are in just as high demand.
Residents living in 16th Street Heights, roughly between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue just to the east of Rock Creek Park, reside in town homes and single-family homes with few restaurants and bars compared to other neighborhoods in Washington D.C. There are a wide variety of homes here with more town homes to the south and single-family homes to the north, and the area has a more spacious, serene feel with larger lots and yards.
For home buyers pursuing living in 16th Street Heights, homes on the market include a $350,000, 4BR, 1,624-square-foot home on Madison Street and a $424,000, 4BR, 1,577-square-foot home on Allison Avenue, according to Rock Creek Realty listings.
16th Street Heights has minimal commercial district and only a few corner stores, but people living in 16th Street heights can easily get around the District. The Metro bus has several stops and the neighborhood is within easy walking distance of two metro stations. In addition, the Capital Bike Share program has stations in the area, giving residents easy access to bikes.
16th Street Heights is drawing more young families for its closeness to Rock Creek Park and the Carter Barron Amphitheater and many of the new folks living in 16th Street Heights are renovating the homes. These homes are a bit more affordable that single-family homes in other parts of the District or even in the District’s suburbs, although some properties listed here top $1 million. But perhaps as renovation trends continue, these properties will increase exponentially in value as their location and lot sizes are ideal for young families.
So, home buyers looking for a respite from urban neighborhoods while keeping the convenient benefits of city living should consider living in 16th Street Heights.
For more information:
Rock Creek Realty: www.rcrdc.com
16th Street Heights Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteenth_Street_Heights,_Washington,_D.C.
Rock Creek Park: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm