Mid-Rise & High-Rise Condos in Washington DC Metro Area

Condominiums come in all shapes and sizes in today's real estate marketplace. Two of the most commonly heard terms are mid-rise and high-rise. The descriptions are pretty self-evident. In a Washington DC nutshell, you're looking at buildings that are eight stories or less as being a mid-rise and anything taller as being a high-rise. It's not an absolute definition as the differences can sometimes vary according to area. For example, an eight-story building in a suburban area looks pretty tall whereas it's not so much the case in a downtown corridor.

Another factor to consider in the discussion is Washington DC's particular height restrictions. This goes back to the Height of Buildings Act, passed by Congress in 1899. It was amended in 1910 to allow a somewhat greater leniency but DC is still thought to be one of the nation's more restrictive cities when it comes to how high you can build. For that reason as well as a myriad of other zoning and historical precedents, developers in the area often go with boutique mid-rise buildings or relatively modest high-rises, at least compared to NYC or Chicago. To being searching mid-rise & high-rise condos in Washington DC metro area, click on the active MLS listings below:

Mid-Rise & High-Rise Condominiums & Coops

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1155 23rd St Nw #ph3e

WASHINGTON, DC
$6,895,000

MLS#: DCDC365588
3 Bed, 5½ Bath
5112 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

5630 Wisconsin Ave Ave #1403

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$6,700,000

MLS#: MDMC100243
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
5086 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #1001889246

1111 24th St Nw #7c

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,995,000

MLS#: 1001889246
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2857 Sqft
Residential

1155 23rd St Nw #ph2e

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,995,000

MLS#: DCDC443660
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
4008 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC681426

5630 Wisconsin Ave #901

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$3,875,000

MLS#: MDMC681426
3 Bed, 4 Bath
3623 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC682762

5630 Wisconsin Ave #501

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$3,875,000

MLS#: MDMC682762
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3623 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX993832

7887 Jones Branch Dr #2002

MCLEAN, VA
$3,396,000

MLS#: VAFX993832
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3390 Sqft
Residential

5630 Wisconsin Ave #1002

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$3,395,000

MLS#: MDMC100613
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3399 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC648964

5630 Wisconsin Ave #702

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$3,350,000

MLS#: MDMC648964
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3399 Sqft
Residential

45 Sutton Sq Sw #408

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,198,000

MLS#: DCDC440720
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2507 Sqft
Residential

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1111 24th St Nw #3-c

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,185,000

MLS#: 1000186317
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2567 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDMC623806

5630 Wisconsin Ave #202

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$2,995,000

MLS#: MDMC623806
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3400 Sqft
Residential

1111 24th St Nw #96

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,000

MLS#: DCDC419380
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2415 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC442486

45 Sutton Sq Sw #709

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,000

MLS#: DCDC442486
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1985 Sqft
Residential

1111 24th St Nw #51

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,895,000

MLS#: DCDC434600
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2385 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

Mid-Rise & High-Rise condos in Washington DC metro AreaIf a mid-rise goes up to eight stories and a high-rise goes up to the sky, what's a low-rise? Generally speaking, it's four stories or less. A classic example would be a three-story apartment building that has gone condo. Or, the garden courtyard-style communities, conceived as a solution to the need for increased housing during the World War II era. These labyrinths of brick buildings have since become ripe opportunities for affordable townhouse-style living and are especially prevalent in neighborhoods along the Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington, Virginia.

While garden-style developments can offer pleasant residences for modest prices, they don't always present the same amenities or style that a mid-rise or high-rise condo building can, All throughout the metro area, condos have gone through an upheaval in form and function. Windows have become larger, often described as floor-to-ceiling and sometimes comprising entire walls. Floor plans often feature gourmet kitchens opening out into combined dining and living spaces. There's also an increased number of mixed-use developments, bringing an exciting blend of retail and residential living to the table.

When it comes down to it, mid-rise and high-rise condo buildings can mean anything from adaptive reuse projects combining old warehouses with new adjoining structures to modern luxury towers with amazing rooftop views. There's something for everyone and the marketplace continues to expand, throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia. As is the case with luxury properties, rehabs or contemporary homes, find an area of choice and start browsing the many available listings.

 

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Listing information last updated on October 15th, 2019 at 1:16pm EDT.