District Heights MD Homes For Sale
Although it covers less than a square mile with less than 6,000 residents, District Heights is an incorporated city in the state of Maryland. How is it that College Park with over 30,000 residents is a town and District Heights is a city? Town versus city criteria can often be confusing but in this case, it has something to do with a charter presented to the Maryland General Assembly in 1935 and then revised and finally passed the following year during a special session of the assembly. Lesson being, if you want to become a city bad enough, it can happen, even if there's only 25 homes in the city at the time. To learn more about District Heights MD homes for sale, start browsing the active home listings below:
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The history of District Heights goes back further – to a series of early land patents in Prince George's County that were used as farm country, beginning in 1874. Half a century later, one of the land patents was sold, formed into the District Heights Company and again, for the time being, farmed. It wasn't long however, before three blocks of streets were laid out and then came a grocery store and a filling station and a water tower. The village was officially incorporated as a city in 1936. The first street light arrived in 1941, followed by a fire house in 1944. The World War II years came and went, and in 1952, the city bought their first police car for their four-man force.
Homes for sale in District Heights are quite affordable, typically listing between around $100,000 and $350,000. The market went through a sustained dive during the national housing downturn and didn't start rebounding until around 2013. Many listings tend to fall right in the middle, in the $200s. There are also a number of foreclosure opportunities, similar to the rest of the county.
What types of amenities will you find in the City of District Heights? For groceries there's a Safeway, a Giant and a popular Italian deli/grocers named Gallo's. There's a number of locally owned restaurants, including Caribbean, Japanese, Chinese and Italian, as well as a TGI Friday's. There's a Starbucks and a Planet Fitness and an indie bookstore called The Literary Joint that hosts book signings, including a recent event for NY Times Best Selling novelist Wahida Clark. In short, District Heights may be small as cities go but there's a lot to offer, including great prices on real estate. Less than ten miles from central Washington DC, residents are also served by the proximity of the Capital Beltway as well as Metro rail services in neighboring Capitol Heights.
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Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2018 at 7:30pm EST.