Brightwood Real Estate For Sale, Washington DC
Situated in the upper northwestern part of Washington, DC, Brightwood is a quiet neighborhood that hasn't yet become part of the District's gentrification trend. That may soon change given the affordable prices of Brightwood homes for sale in Washington DC. The area is generally defined as being bounded by the former Walter Reed Army Medical center to the north, Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south. Once known as Vinegar Hill, the area was settled by free African Americans in the 1820's. There's an eclectic range of properties for sale, including row houses, bungalows, duplexes, and Colonials. New condos and lofts for sale have also recently come on the market. [Read Brighrwood real estate below…]
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While there hasn't been as much turnover in properties for sale as some other DC neighborhoods, the prices alone are starting to motivate some movement. As surrounding neighborhoods head into a seller's market, buyers are looking for new areas of opportunity. The nicely maintained row houses, tree lined streets, and nearby Rock Creek Golf Course combine to make Brightwood homes an attractive proposition. There's also the ever-changing status of the old Walter Reed facility which closed in 2011. The latest State Department plan involves turning 45 acres into a hub for foreign governments, which would certainly have a positive influence on nearby home listings and DC real estate in general.
Brightwood homes have a lot to offer for first time buyers, working families, young professionals, and retirees. In short, there's something for everyone. The neighborhood is not known for retail outlets or trendy bars but local residents seem fine with that, pointing to quiet streets, eclectic architecture and the Emery and Fort Stevens recreation centers as excellent tradeoffs. A tour of homes for sale in Brightwood reveals a stunning diversity in styles, including Bauhaus influenced townhomes, old brownstones, gingerbread Victorian houses, and stately Colonials.
With a population of around 11,000, this diverse neighborhood is on the upswing. While there doesn't seem to be an abundance of foreclosures, there's plenty to offer bargains shoppers, including short sales and multi-family residential dwellings. There's a healthy real estate rental market in the Brightwood homes area, making for great investment opportunities. From its historical Civil War walking trails to developing urban trends, Brightwood is one of DC's hidden gems.
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Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2018 at 8:15pm EST.