Observatory Circle Homes For Sale in Washington DC

Observatory Circle is a small neighborhood in central Washington, DC. The neighborhood curves around the United States Naval Observatory for which it is named. It includes Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence for the Vice-President of the United States. This three-story brick mansion, which is painted white, overlooks Massachusetts Avenue and was originally constructed in 1894 for the Superintendent of the Navy. It became the official designated home for Vice-Presidents in 1974. For nore information about Observatory Circle homes for sale in Washington DC, call District Partners at Compass, (202) 798-3600

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Observatory Circle Homes For Sale in Washington DCObservatory Circle enjoys a close proximity to Woodlands-Normanstone Terrace Park on the east, Dumbarton Oaks Park to the south and Glover Park on the west. It is bounded by Massachusetts Avenue (and the Mass Ave Heights neighborhood) to the east and Wisconsin Avenue to the west. There are numerous foreign embassies nearby, including those for Great Britain, Poland, Italy, Finland and Norway. The area is often referred to as Embassy Row. There are not a lot of homes for sale in the neighborhood and they tend to be on the pricy side, with an average list price of $1,475,000. Approximately 80 percent of properties for sale are single-family homes, with condos accounting for the remainder. Current properties on the market begin with a two-bedroom condo listed for $929,000 and go all the way up to a large mansion with an asking price of $12 million.

In other words, this is one of those places to check out when money is no object and you're thirsting for full-on luxury homes for sale in the nation's capital. 

From a bird's eye view, Observatory Circle is an oddly-shaped neighborhood. The largest portion is dominated by the circular grounds of the Naval Observatory, with sharp residential triangles to the northwest and southeast. Homes for sale in Observatory Circle tend to be clustered in the triangular portions and enjoy a variety of architectural styles, including Victorian, Colonial, French Regency and Tudor. The condos are available through a few modern high-rise buildings. Schools in the area include Stoddert Elementary School, Hardy Middle School and Ellington Senior High. Other neighborhoods in the area include Adams-Morgan, Cathedral Heights, Massachusetts Avenue Heights and Georgetown.

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Listing information last updated on June 17th, 2019 at 3:15am EDT.