16th Street Heights

16th Street Heights

Washington, District Of Columbia Homes for Sale

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About 16th Street Heights

16th Street Heights is perhaps the most suburban neighborhood within the District of Columbia. In fact, it feels so suburban that it may be easy to forget that you live in the nation's busy, stressful capital. Dotted with lush, green lands and stately, single-family homes, this neighborhood offers the comfort and ease that downtown often lacks.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $95,009 to $1,600,000

Closed Prices: $72,760 to $1,949,300

Median Sale Price: $822,500

Average $ per sq ft: $490

Association Fee Ranges: $0/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 452 to 7184 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Getting Around 16th Street Heights

Around 16th Street Heights

In comparison to other areas in the city, it is more difficult to find one- to two-bedroom housing arrangements in this neighborhood. Most of the homes have three or more bedrooms, and most of the homes here are single-family. These houses offer a great deal, because in comparison to other places in D.C., the larger homes here cost less. Several of the apartment buildings have been converted into condos, which are rare to find but cost less than elsewhere as well. Unlike the rest of D.C., 16th Street Heights is not dominated by row homes.

Like many suburban communities, this neighborhood doesn't offer a wide variety of restaurants. There are a handful of take-out restaurants, cafes, and small grocery stores, but residents head over to neighboring communities for large shopping runs and trendy restaurants.

16th Street Heights boasts a lot of diversity, with residents of different ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. Many of the locals are longtime residents but there has been an increase of small families with young children recently. Young professionals and college students make up a small part of the population. Residents are known to be friendlier and more welcoming than those of downtown D.C., much like suburban towns. If you're looking for religion, you'll probably find it in one of the 45+ houses of worship across many denominations.

Keep an eye on what the 16th Street Heights Civic Association has planned, they often organize picnics, summertime movie nights, and ice cream socials. Try out the local Caribbean cuisine at local hotspots such as Sandovan's and Crown Bakery or go for some Ethiopian food at Hiwot.

Explore the neighborhood's stunning sections of Rock Creek Park or walk over to one of the recreation parks for some Sunday morning exercise. Then, stop by one of the small, local cafes (like Aboil Cafe or Highlands) for breakfast and coffee before grabbing a bus to explore more of D.C.

Locals Love

  • Large homes at affordable prices
  • Family-friendly suburban area
  • Diversity

Locals Don't Love

  • No direct access to Metro
  • Mediocre public school ratings

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