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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.

Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$549,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,550
SQFT
4314 14th Street NW B #B
Washington, DC 20011
16TH STREET HEIGHTS Subdivision
$259,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
Winchester Underwood Coop #411
6445 Luzon Avenue NW 411
Washington, DC 20012
$335,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
934
SQFT
Chillum #201
31 Kennedy Street NW 201
Washington, DC 20011
$249,999
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
589
SQFT
4424 1st Place NE 22 #22
Washington, DC 20011
BROOKLAND Subdivision
$179,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
448
SQFT
Brightwood Manor #6
939 Longfellow Street NW 6
Washington, DC 20011
$850,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,830
SQFT
265 Missouri Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
CHILLUM Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$220,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
208 Farragut Street NW 201 #201
Washington, DC 20011
NONE AVAILABLE Subdivision
$499,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,122
SQFT
323 Longfellow Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
$1,174,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,600
SQFT
6420 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$999,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,716
SQFT
526 NW Oglethorpe Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
$299,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
615
SQFT
721 Kennedy Street NW 4 #4
Washington, DC 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
$520,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,648
SQFT
436 Delafield Place NW
Washington, DC 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
$999,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,267
SQFT
1124 Lamont Street NW 1 #1
Washington, DC 20011
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS Subdivision
Short Sale
$325,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,638
SQFT
7509 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
$434,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
906 Gallatin Street NW 101 #101
Washington, DC 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision
$539,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,172
SQFT
802 Rittenhouse Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
$497,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
814
SQFT
6803 Cameron Drive NW 103 #103
Washington, DC 20012
SHEPHERD PARK Subdivision
$185,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
1440 Tuckerman Street NW 302 #302
Washington, DC 20011
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
Short Sale
$411,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
814 Sheridan Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
BRIGHTWOOD Subdivision
$949,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,600
SQFT
113 Varnum Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
PETWORTH Subdivision

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