Massachusetts Avenue Heights Homes for Sale
Home of the world famous Washington National Cathedral. Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a small neighborhood in Washington, DC. The cathedral itself occupies 57 acres with a small portion left for some of the district's most exclusive homes. The neighborhood is bounded by Woodley Avenue to the north, 34th Street NW to the east, Massachusetts Avenue to the southwest and Wisconsin Avenue to the west. This historic part of the city is also home to the Vice President's Observatory Circle residence.
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Massachusetts Avenue Heights has a complicated history. In Pierre Charles L'Enfant's original plan for the city, land was designated for the construction of a great church. It took some time to get there, and the first stone for the seat of the Episcopal Church wasn't set until 1907. The Bethlehem Chapel portion opened for services in 1912 but the cathedral remained under construction with numerous additions and features over an 83-year period, and under the supervision and design of five prestigious architects. The National Cathedral was completed in 1990, making it the longest running construction project in Washington, DC's history.
As there aren't a lot of Massachusetts Avenue Heights homes for sale, and those that do pop up attract attention quickly. There's not one predominate style and in some ways, the varied architecture is more similar to outlying suburbs than the downtown area. From Colonials to contemporary glass structures, the common denominator is that they are large, well-appointed, and pricy. List prices for these luxury properties usually begin in the $1 to $2 million range and soar from there.
According to the Washington Post, the median income for Massachusetts Avenue Heights households is $109,795, more than double the national average. Less than a third of the resident are married and only ten percent of households have children. For those who are of school age, there are numerous possibilities, including private schools on the National Cathedral grounds; the 550-student St. Albans School for boys, the 560-student National Cathedral School for girls, and Beauvoir, the National Cathedral elementary school for both boys and girls from pre-K through 3rd. Those interested in purchasing a home (or a cooperative in one of those old grand buildings) in the Massachusetts Avenue Heights enclave should be prepared for a wait, and be prepared to pay handsomely.
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Listing information last updated on April 20th, 2019 at 12:15pm EDT.