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Petworth | Neighborhood Guide

Petworth, named for the stately house in the like-named neighborhood in West Sussex, England, has seen steady growth over the last decade and the result is a vibrant community which transplants and current District residents alike are looking to become a part of.

The Neighbors The Real Estate Market
What to Expect The Lifestyle
What Not To Expect You'll Fall In Love With
Nearby Neighborhoods Featured Condos

The Neighbors

A diverse mix of long-time residents and stroller pushers

Many of Petworth's residents have lived there for most or all of their lives, enjoying the quick access to downtown DC and the strong feeling of community. Among those new residents who've cultivated an appreciation for the neighborhood's convenience and community are many young families with kids or plans to have them. As you'll find at the Petworth Library and farmers' market, and events such as Celebrate Petworth, the neighborhood's offerings draw in homeowners and renters of all demographics.


The Real Estate Market

Rowhouses, condos, apartments, some detached single-family dwellings, and more rowhouses

Because of the neighborhood's increased popularity of late, a number of new apartment buildings have risen up, such as The Swift Petworth atop the beautifully rebuilt Safeway; and plenty of elegantly finished condominiums, including The Montage, The Clayton, and The Quincy at 14th. However, the defining property style of Petworth by far is the attached rowhouse; providing an affordable option for young families who want their own space--and maybe a patch of lawn out back!


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$5,000,000
 

3933 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 2 Baths,
$2,100,000
 

501-503 Kennedy St Nw, WASHINGTON

INCREDIBLE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY ON KENNEDY STREET! Two MU-4 lots in an OPPORTUNITY ZONE at 501 and 503 Kennedy St NW with a total of 4632 sq ft lot size, up to 13,896 sq ft allowed above ground, are available in the vibrant and dynamic Kennedy Street corridor. Qualified investments may have all future gain TAX-FREE using the new tax laws; consult your tax advisor. Current sale prices per square foot are $450-550, so do the math-- there is up
$1,795,000
 

3719 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,152 SqFt
Great opportunity to purchase an old farm style house with an adjoining lot for a total of 4441 sq ft of land with driveway access off of 8th Street and literally 1/2 block to the metro! Initial plans for 3 twnhse style condos buildings with 2 1800+ sq ft duplexes in each building for a total of 6 units! Call me with questions and or details
$1,500,000
 

1421 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

1,080 SqFt
Amazing opportunity to buy a project with a building permit for 15 units. Must be sold with 1419 Spring for this configuration.
$1,500,000
 

1419 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

1,674 SqFt
Amazing opportunity to buy a project with a building permit for 15 units. Must be sold with 1421 Spring for this configuration.
$1,295,000
 

5521-5523 Illinois Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 1 Bath,
Investment opportunity for multi-unit building in the HOT Georgia Ave corridor. 3 units, 2 rented and 1 vacant. Rents are $7k++ per month. Live in the basement and have your mortgage basically covered, or rent out and have positive cash flow. Photos are of the 3 bedroom 1 bath basement apartment. Could be used as residential or commercial. Spacious living room, separate dining room, updated kitchen . Tucked back just off Georgia Ave, but close
$1,239,999
 

1222 Hamilton St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 4½ Baths, 3,224 SqFt
Become the owner of this magnificent home just featured in DC's UrbanTurf Magazine...Stylish, sophisticated & gorgeously redeveloped down to the studs, by Washington DC's own, longtime developer, Bridge Management Holdings, Inc. Live & entertain graciously thanks to this well thought out open floor plan. They say the kitchen is the heart of the house - and it couldn't be truer here! Spotlighting a gourmet kitchen with a commercial gas
$1,225,900
 

1232 Emerson St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 3½ Baths, 3,376 SqFt
Home Sweet Home!!! Bring your pickiest buyers. This 5 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath modern stunner, has been beautifully remodeled with attention to every detail. Enter into an open floor plan drenched with natural and recessed lighting throughout. Living/Family Room spotlights a wood accent wall with electric fire place and tray ceilings. Leading into an immaculate kitchen designed for entertaining. Samsung "top of the line" stainless steel
$1,200,000
 

4317 8th St Nw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,980 SqFt
Listing is only for comps purpose.
$1,200,000
 

705 Taylor St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds, 3½ Baths, 1,760 SqFt
Listing is only for comps purpose.
$1,195,000
 

716 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds, 3½ Baths, 2,987 SqFt
I am pleased to present this lovely and rare, single family, detached Federal-style home on a quiet street in Petworth proper, 3 blocks from the Metro. A welcoming front porch invites you into this recently fully renovated, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom property. The first floor offers a modern kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances that opens to the family room with gas fireplace and handsome built-ins. There~s also a formal dining
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$1,149,900
 

1213 Emerson St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 4½ Baths, 3,006 SqFt
Open House March 14th 12-2PM & March 15th - 1-3PM. Welcome to 1213 Emerson Street! This modern farmhouse style home with 4 levels and over 3,000 sq. ft. sits on a large premium corner lot. It features a classic front porch which overlooks the park just across the street. Four levels of light filled windows will ensure a bright start to your mornings. Exceptional details include open gourmet kitchen, main level office/flex space. powder


What to Expect

Porch culture!

Perhaps the quintessential element of Petworth real estate is the front porch. Petworth's abundant pre-war rowhouses are noticeably distinguished from those of other historic neighborhoods such as Georgetown, Capitol Hill, or Logan Circle by the addition of a porch. As proof of good design, the porches in Petworth are well utilized. Residents can use them for entertaining family or close friends, or for getting to know neighbors. Chances are excellent that if you walk through Petworth on a not-too-chilly day, you'll be greeted by a number of kindly residents.


The Lifestyle

Time for family and friends

During Petworth's growth over the past several years a number of local business have sprouted alongside the many longstanding shops and eateries lining Georgia Avenue NW. These businesses entice Petworthians to stay local in their free time and spend more time with friends and family and less time on the Metro or in a car. Newer arrivals include Slim's Diner, Qualia Coffee, and Upshur Street Books. Several public venues help keep free time free including the Petworth Recreation Center and the beloved Petworth Neighborhood Library.


What Not to Expect

High-end shopping and the crowds that come with it

Georgia Avenue has long been Petworth's commercial thoroughfare, but there you're more likely to satisfy life's needs and the occasional whim than you are to find designer brands. With that, however, comes the privilege of space to stretch out. With the exception of the occasional street fair and Saturdays at the farmers' market, you'll never bump in to anyone that you didn't mean to.


You'll Fall In Love With

Warm greetings and the feeling that you could spend the rest of your life here.

Private citizens and public organizations all do there bit to make Petworth a fun place to be and to let you know that you've made it!.


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Petworth Featured Condos

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Listing information last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 7:16pm EDT.