About Kingman Park

Kingman Park is a designated historic district located in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. A hidden gem with a rich history of community activism, the enclave features something hard to find in D.C.’s city proper: space. In Kingman Park, a homebuyer can actually find a house with a yard for a prices that’s relatively affordable for D.C.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $240,000 to $950,000

Closed Prices: $239,900 to $1,450,000

Median Sale Price: $686,000

Average $ per sq ft: $560

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $247/mo

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

Age: 1890 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 472 to 3009 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 5 Bathrooms

Around Kingman Park

Kingman Park is best known for its two-story, brick rowhouses, single-family homes, and a smattering of condos. The area maintains an urban feel while still offering yard space, front porches, and neighbors who actually know one another. Homes in the area are known for their affordability combined with history, a combination that can be hard to find in the District.

There’s truly something for every price point in Kingman Park. It’s one of few places in D.C. where you can still get a spacious single-family home for under seven figures. Due to the historic nature of the neighborhood, you may not find all of the modern features you want in Kingman Park homes, but the historic properties offer the space families are looking for.

Kingman Park is a neighborhood that leans heavily toward takeout, and you can find everything from fast food to pizza to bar and grill establishments on Benning Road. Not one to shy away from a national chain, the food options in Kingman Park will be familiar to those just passing through. But adding Ethiopian, Chinese, and more into the mix means there are plenty of options for good grub in this area.

Largely a residential area, long-time residents of Kingman Park love the neighborhood for its history, activism, and close community ties. This means you’re likely to see the local parks full of kids playing and front porches home to residents chatting with neighbors as they walk by. You won’t see too much built up retail in the area, but there are grocery stores that are walkable within the neighborhood.

While Kingman Park isn’t necessarily D.C.’s hub for nightlife, residents looking to decompress after a long work week can head to a number of local bars and restaurants on Benning Road to catch up with family and friends. Largely sports bars and family-friendly haunts, there are definitely options to grab a beer and watch whatever game happens to be on.

Kingman Park boasts a close proximity to the Anacostia River, which provides some local natural beauty. The area also neighbors Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, a multi-sport complex that has hosted a multitude of teams and other events over the years. Currently home to the Major League Soccer team D.C. United, RFK is a popular place to seek out sports and entertainment near Kingman Park.

You can catch a city bus on Benning Road, H Street, and Oklahoma Avenue. You’ll need a bus to get to D.C.’s metro lines from Kingman park—the Stadium-Armory metro stop is right outside the neighborhood, but there are no other metro stations within Kingman Park proper.

Locals Love

  • Affordability
  • The area’s history
  • Tight-knit community

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic congestion
  • Lack of parking

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