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Rock Creek Park Market Trends

Rock Creek Park has quite a storied history. American Indians were some of the first to use its quarried rock outcroppings to make tools, fished in the creek and hunted in its woods. Later, in the 1600 to 1700s, European Americans began claiming the land and Georgetown was soon chartered at the mouth of Rock Creek. Once tobacco farming drained the soil of its worth, farmers switched to wheat and corn production. The most successful gristmill in the park is Peirce Mill, built along Rock Creek to convert grain to flour.

In 1890, Rock Creek Park was named one of the first federally managed parks. From then until now, many Washingtonians head to the park to enjoy some green space and all of what the park has to offer as far as recreational activities.

There are eight neighborhoods that surround the park, those being 16th St. Heights, Brightwood, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Crestwood, Forest Hills and Shepherd Park. These neighborhoods offer multiple gorgeous housing options within a short distance to the park.

In 16th St. Heights, the average price of a home decreased slightly from 2016-2017, from $723,774 to $700,120. In 2016, 55 units were sold in the neighborhood, down slightly to 52 in 2017.

Brightwood, another popular neighborhood near Rock Creek Park, homes jumped from last year to $540,390, up $48,886. Interestingly enough, just about the same amount of homes were sold, 105 in 2017 as opposed to 106 in 2016.

Chevy Chase is another hot neighborhood to buy in. In 2017, the average sold price of homes was $972,870, up from 2016.

Cleveland Park saw home sold prices dip around $150,000, making it a great neighborhood to scoop up a good buy. The amount of homes sold grew from 85 to 100 in 2016 to 2017.

In Crestwood, home prices are getting higher due to the fact that so many are now realizing what a gorgeous neighborhood it is. The average sold price of a home is now $1.1 million, up from around $900,000 in 2016.

Alternatively, Forest Hills is a neighborhood where you will be able to get a good buy on a home—prices are now just below $700,000, around a $150,000 break from last year.

Finally, in Shepherd Park (a small neighborhood just south of Silver Spring and off of 16th St.) homes sold for around $850,000, up slightly from 2016.

Average sales for all the neighborhoods have Crestwood being in highest demand, with Chevy Chase not far behind. The most any home in the neighborhoods stayed on the market was just over 30 days—act fast before these beautiful homes in the neighborhoods are all scooped up.

Rock Creek Park offers tennis, golf, and horseback riding lessons, all at relatively affordable prices. Did you know the park has its own planetarium? There are also multiple hiking and biking trails, and picnicking areas perfect for spending a spectacularly sunny day.

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$8,095,000
 

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #ph 3, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 3½ Baths, 4,532 SqFt
Welcome to Wardman Tower, comprehensive reconstruction/renovation of iconic landmark built by Harry Wardman in 1928. Penthouse Three presents a rare expanse of open living and entertaining spaces that can welcome sizable gatherings and that will be certain to impress. Palladian windows enhance the architectural detailing, while gas fireplaces warm both the library and den. A private roof terrace showcases dazzling views and invites outdoor
$6,750,000
 

2409 Wyoming Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 7½ Baths, 8,539 SqFt
Just Listed! Built in 1926, this stately brick residence on one of the best streets in Kalorama offers over 8,000 sq. ft of elegant living space on four finished levels. This six bedroom, six and one half bathroom home features a grand center hall, refined entertaining spaces, including a gracious living room, dining room, and library, high ceilings and generous proportions throughout. Additional features include an attached indoor pool, pool
$5,995,000
 

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #7d, WASHINGTON

2 Beds, 3½ Baths, 4,648 SqFt
7D is a very special residence that comprises an entire wing of Wardman Tower, offering an ideal plan of generously scaled rooms designed to facilitate gracious living and entertaining. Double living room + library with a gas fireplace & wet bar + den & embassy-scaled dining room. Showcasing Henrybuilt cabinetry and abundant quartz counters + an island, the expansive kitchen is sure to please any gourmet chef or caterer. The exceptional
$5,200,000
 

2848 Mcgill Ter Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 8 Baths, 8,485 SqFt
See Video Virtual Tour via the camera icon in listing or by visiting : http://spws.homevisit.com/mls/270981 2848 McGill Terrace is a stunning 8,400 square foot home skillfully designed to capitalize on the south facing sun exposure; a beautiful conservatory featuring three skylights adjoins the original exterior stone wall, French doors and floor to ceiling windows along the entire length of the house bring the outdoors in allowing sunshine to
$4,495,000
 

2829 Tilden St Nw, WASHINGTON

7 Beds, 6½ Baths, 6,185 SqFt
This grand, fully renovated residence is on a gorgeous .76-acre lot with water flowing through ponds. Beautiful space for elegant entertaining. Landscaping designed by a feng shui master. Gated drive, can park 12+ cars. Near embassies. Gourmet kitchen; party room with wet bar; space for guest or staff quarters. Large master suite with office area, sitting room and deluxe bath with steam shower.
$3,850,000
 

2845 Mcgill Ter Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 5½ Baths, 8,890 SqFt
Renovated and expanded colonial on 1/4+ acre. Nearly 8,900 interior square feet, with formal living and dining rooms, enormous gourmet eat-in kitchen with adjacent family room. 4BR/4BA up including a 1,400 sqft master suite with private terrace, dual walk-in dressing rooms and two full master bathrooms. Lower level features 5th bedroom and bathroom, secondary kitchen, family room, 6,000 bottle wine cellar, and home gym. Beautifully landscaped
$3,495,000
 

2468 Belmont Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,500 SqFt
The photos are great, but can't convey the fabulous sense of space and light here - this is a "must see"! Welcome to this gorgeous and detached federal with heated pool on a prime and coveted Kalorama block. Four finished and light-filled levels with approximately 5,500 square feet of beautiful space are found in this lovely residence. High ceilings, large windows, six fireplaces, handsome millwork, gleaming hardwood floors and a large
$3,395,000
 

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #6d, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 3½ Baths, 3,123 SqFt
The Pinnacle of Luxury Living! FABULOUS PRICE!!! Exquisitely crafted luxury living iconic Wardman Tower. 6D offers exceptional finishes throughout include handsome hardwoods & mill work, Henrybuilt kitchens, spacious baths with heated floors, Lutron lighting, built-in speakers, automated shades, recessed & cove lighting. Boutique residential services include concierge & valet parking. Amazing 2000 sf fitness center + roof deck. Pets
$3,350,000
 

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #5c, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 3½ Baths, 3,173 SqFt
The Pinnacle of Luxury Living! Exquisitely crafted luxury living at iconic Wardman Tower. 5C offers exceptional finishes including handsome hardwoods & mill work and bright exposures all around. The Henrybuilt kitchen offers two windows, a breakfast bar/island & Thermador appliances. The spacious baths are filled with natural light and timeless finishes. Boutique residential services include concierge & valet parking. Amazing
$2,999,000
 

2735 Cathedral Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 8½ Baths, 7,440 SqFt
Five beautifully finished levels encompassing nearly 7,900 sqft. The residence is enhanced by 10'/9' ceilings, spacious well-proportioned rooms, custom millwork, oversized windows, and an elevator to all floors. The first level features grand open foyer, sophisticated living room and dining room with shared fireplace, adjoining kitchen/family room with fireplace and an outside entrance to private walled garden. The second level boasts three
$2,999,000
 

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #3a, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 3½ Baths, 3,288 SqFt
EXCEPTIONAL NEW PRICE! Luxurious Wardman Towers. Welcome to the coveted A-line unit, featuring over 3200 square feet of top of the line finishes and incredible treetop views from every window and terrace. This 3BR/3.5BA apartment includes an open living dining room with terrace, top of the line chef's kitchen with breakfast area and terrace, expansive master suite with tons of closet space and beautiful white marbled bath with separate shower
$2,995,000
 

2660 Connecticut Ave Nw #3c, WASHINGTON

2 Beds, 2½ Baths, 3,139 SqFt
Stunning entertainer's dream condominium! Huge top-of-the-line Henrybuilt kitchen AND expansive Living Room, Family Room and Dining Room all in a row offering OVER 50' of beautifully appointed spaces. Panoramic views to the South, East and West, and two balconies. This residence is UNIQUE -- the only one at Wardman Tower with this configuration. IDEAL for entertaining a large crowd, reveling in the stunning light and vistas, and relaxing in



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Listing information last updated on July 9th, 2020 at 3:36am EDT.