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Homes For Sale In Brightwood, DC

The Brightwood neighborhood has variable borders that depend on the source, but is located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington DC. In general it’s outlined north by Aspen St. NW, east by 5th St. NW, south by Missouri Ave. NW, and west by 16th St. NW and Rock Creek Park. The Brightwood Community Association claims Kennedy St. NW as the southern border and Georgia Ave. NW as its eastern edge. Several Metro bus lines service Brightwood, but the nearest Metro stations are just outside the neighborhood at Takoma and Fort Totten.

This historic area had many names before settling on Brightwood in the 1840s. The name has been credited to Archibald White and Louis Brunett, who changed it from Brighton, due to postal service address confusion with Brighton, Maryland. As early as the 1820s, freed slaves settled in the (derogatorily named) community known as Vinegar Hill, which became Washington’s first freed African-American colonization. During the Civil War, the Union Army built Fort Stevens upon that hill. The subsequent Battle of Fort Stevens was impressive, in that Union forces repelled 20,000 Confederate soldiers, and it marks the only time in US history that an active President (Lincoln) took on fire amid the battle. Post-battle, President Lincoln dedicated Battleground National Cemetery, where 40 (or 41) fallen Union soldiers were buried.

Besides Fort Stevens, this area has other important historic sites. Emory United Methodist Church has a long and determined history dating back to 1832. The Military Road School was one of the first to educated African-Americans starting in 1864. Both the Engine Company 22 (aka Brightwood Firehouse) and Fort View Apartments have achieved placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
This reasonably quiet and suburban-like community has less traffic than other DC neighborhoods. However, a Walmart Super-Center opened recently, and is expected to become an anchor, attracting new establishments and pedestrians. Many of the homes here are well maintained with generous lots. Some new condo developments, such as The Tewkesbury and The Lofts at Brightwood, offer additional housing options. The area is primed for future growth with the upcoming expansive Walter Reed redevelopment project.

When looking to move into a peaceful area like Brightwood, please call one of our Exclusive Buyer’s Agents. Despite slower redevelopment, property values will sharply increase with further commercial development. Have one of our multilingual Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR designation) simplify the entire home buying process. We have had additional training and work with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. Our Exclusive Buyer’s Agents have acquired extensive local experience and expertise from living in the Washington DC area for many years. Call one of our ABR agents today to ease your home buying efforts in Brightwood or any District neighborhood.

$624,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,728
SQFT
311 Jefferson NW Street 1 #1
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
776
SQFT
16 Th Street Heig #3
4620 Iowa NW Avenue 3
Washington, 20011
$350,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
770
SQFT
507 Kennedy NW Street 5 #5
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$689,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,400
SQFT
820 Kennedy NW Street 6 #6
Washington, 20011
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$749,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,814
SQFT
923 Shepherd NW Street 2 #2
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$809,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,041
SQFT
4324 14th NW Street 1 #1
Washington, 20011
16TH STREET HEIGHTS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$849,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,570
SQFT
724 Taylor NW Street 2 #2
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
$285,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
609
SQFT
Petworth #101
5040 1st NW Street 101
Washington, 20011
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$804,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,210
SQFT
4107 Illinois NW Avenue 1 #1
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$824,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,150
SQFT
3812 13th NW Street 1 #1
Washington, 20011
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$649,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,602
SQFT
311 Jefferson NW Street 2 #2
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$249,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
503
SQFT
7129 Georgia NW Avenue 2 #2
Washington, 20012
TAKOMA Subdivision
$724,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,698
SQFT
923 Shepherd NW Street 1 #1
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
795
SQFT
507 Kennedy NW Street 8 #8
Washington, 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$509,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
5111 12th NE Street
Washington, 20011
RIGGS PARK Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,292
SQFT
1776 Verbena NW Street
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
$519,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
1225 Hamilton NE Street
Washington, 20011
RIGGS PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$1,149,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,807
SQFT
1943 Tulip NW Street
Washington, 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
Open House 05/26 at 1PM
$1,245,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,729
SQFT
2023 Spruce NW Drive
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$1,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,580
SQFT
2130 Sudbury NW Place
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision

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