Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$45,000 to $625,000
  • Closed Prices:$20,000 to $549,900
  • Median Sale Price:$332,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$206
  • Association Fee Ranges:$39 to $114.33/quarter,$0 to $300.15/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:446 to 3,762Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres

Neighborhood Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.

Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Most residents in Congress Heights live in garden-style homes or single-family bungalows. The area was a victim of urban decay and neglect following World War II. Since 2006, no less than 19 development projects have been completed or are in progress, including the mixed-use project that expanded the number of retail outlets and residential units. Additionally, the former St. Elizabeth's West Campus is being redeveloped for federal use, which will become the new headquarters of the the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security. The Metro station at Congress Heights will also expand to accommodate the expected influx of people.

Where to Eat

Since Congress Heights is largely a residential neighborhood, there are limited dining in or sit-down restaurants options, but there are a few fast food franchises in the area. The neighborhood has a supermarket that is scheduled for expansion. The new construction projects include retail options for the development of businesses to support the residents and workers in the area. Because the neighborhood is in transition, vacancies or gaps in services exist. The main commercial corridor is located at Martin Luther King Avenue.

What You'll See

A great deal of construction as the federal government is revitalizing the St. Elizabeth's West campus. The neighborhood has a number of parks that residents use often, including Oxon Run National Parkway, which has walking paths, a playground, and native wetlands.

Friday Night Fun

The Congress Heights neighborhood connects to the greater Washington, D.C. area through the Metro system at the Green Line's Congress Heights stop. Residents often venture to the surrounding neighborhoods for entertainment. Congress Heights does have the THEARC Theater, which hosts live musical and theater performances throughout the year.

The Perfect Sunday

A Sunday in Congress Heights involves preparation for the week ahead. The Congress Heights resident typically ventures to other neighborhoods for their shopping needs. THEARC Farms is a local community farm where residents and volunteers grow fruits and vegetables that are then sold at the FarmStand @ THEARC from late May to mid-November. Food options at a supermarket and the open-air market is a favorite local activity for Congress Heights residents.

Locals Love

THEARC Theater • THEARC Farm • Bailou High School.

Locals Don't Love

Limited services • Lack of dining • High unemployment rate.


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