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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.

$399,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
673
SQFT
The Brooks Condominiums #115
6803 Cameron NW Drive 115
Washington, DC 20012
$621,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
993
SQFT
6803 Cameron NW Drive 202 #202
Washington, DC 20012
SHEPHERD PARK Subdivision
Open House 07/20 at 2PM
$629,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
1352 Quincy NW Street 1 #1
Washington, DC 20011
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$299,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
516
SQFT
7129 Georgia NW Avenue 5 #5
Washington, DC 20012
TAKOMA Subdivision
$599,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,071
SQFT
16 Th Street Heig #2
1424 Buchanan NW Street 2
Washington, DC 20011
Open House 07/21 at 2PM
$224,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
553
SQFT
Petworth #305
604 Longfellow NW Street 305
Washington, DC 20011
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,292
SQFT
1776 Verbena NW Street
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,807
SQFT
1943 Tulip NW Street
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 2PM
$1,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,807
SQFT
1939 Tulip NW Street
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,729
SQFT
2023 Spruce NW Drive
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
$880,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
5,587
SQFT
1821 Redwood NW Terrace
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
$815,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,404
SQFT
2035 Parkside NW Drive
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1:30PM
$939,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,676
SQFT
1648 Roxanna NW Road
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,160
SQFT
7936 Orchid NW Street
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,755
SQFT
1837 Plymouth NW Street
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
$835,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,698
SQFT
1450 Roxanna NW Road
Washington, DC 20012
SHEPHERD PARK Subdivision
$549,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
617 Harvard NW Street 1 #1
Washington, DC 20011
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS Subdivision
Open House 07/21 at 1PM
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
3,934
SQFT
1633 Kalmia NW Road
Washington, DC 20012
COLONIAL VILLAGE Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$509,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
1225 Hamilton NE Street
Washington, DC 20011
RIGGS PARK Subdivision

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