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Top 5 Luxury DC Neighborhoods!

We tour 5 of the most Upscale, Luxury DC Neighborhoods stop at a house that sold for $800,000 OVER the list price!

Foxhall

Foxhall Village is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 5,363. Located between Palisades and Georgetown, the triangle-shaped neighborhood is largely residential with close to 350 homes inside its tight boundaries. The appeal tends to revolve around the beauty of the Tudor homes, the well-kept greenery and the fact that the neighborhood is a short bus ride or drive from downtown yet secluded enough to be off the beaten path.

Constructed between 1925 and 1935, the houses of the Foxhall Village Historic District form a cohesive community of Tudor Revival-style homes that emulate the image of a traditional English village. The inspiration was the town of Bath, which one of the original builders had visited and wanted to bring to Washington. In 2007, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Place.

The name Foxhall actually comes from Henry Foxhall, a friend of Thomas Jefferson who owned a farmhouse in the community and also the canon foundry west of Georgetown.

In addition to beautiful homes, there is plenty of greenery throughout. The streets of Foxhall are lined with trees and beautiful landscaping tended to with skill and care. Each home and garden is distinctive and lovely with unique details.

Bottom Line: Foxhall Village is a small neighborhood, it is ideally located between several of the District’s larger, well-known neighborhoods. The restaurants, bars, and shopping of Georgetown are a short walk away, as is Georgetown University. 

Prices range from 1.2 million up to 4.3 million.

 Median Home Value

$1,541,895

Median Household Income

$181,690

Cathedral Heights

Cathedral Heights is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 12,271. It is approximately bounded by Woodley Road to the north, Fulton Street to the south, Wisconsin Avenue to the east, and Glover Archbold Park and Idaho Avenue to the west.[1]Outside of the prominent National Cathedral, the neighborhood is relatively unknown. Cathedral Heights is one of the more quiet and quaint neighborhoods in DC, making it an excellent place to go for a stroll. Cathedral Heights residents enjoy a terrific mix of green spaces, developed shopping areas, fantastic restaurants and bars, and an excellent overall quality of life. 

The homes in this area have their fair share of interesting architectural features. The majority are detached and they come in many different styles, from Colonial to Tudor. For those who appreciate elegant architecture, the serene, tree-lined streets of Cathedral Heights are some of the best in DC.

The area has its share of row houses, duplexes, and a variety of detached homes in Colonial, craftsman, Tudor, or Cape Cod styles, some relatively small and quirky, others massive and impressive.

Bottom Line: Cathedral Heights is a fantastic neighborhood for D.C. residents who enjoy getting outside for rest and relaxation and are seeking a quiet, residential atmosphere.

Prices range from 1.2 million up to 3 million

Median Home Value for Single Family Homes 

$1,531,558

Median Household Income

$129,026

American University Park

American University Park is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 7,031. American University Park (AU Park) is one of a handful of DC neighborhoods that are about as suburban as you can get and still be within the city’s borders. American University Park, Washington D.C. (AU Park) sits on the outskirts of the city, just within the boundary line. Although AU Park takes its name from American University, most of the campus is actually located in neighboring Tenleytown. Though it is mostly residential, this neighborhood has plenty of shopping, so locals never have to leave the area. AU Park offers a serene and friendly community, with all the quiet of the suburbs and easy access to public transit.

In AU Park, D.C., there is plenty to do and see. Turtle Park is a favorite local hangout spot and a great place to spend the day for outdoor fun with an extensive playground, tennis courts, basketball hoops and plenty of green space. A trip by Wagshal’s market and deli is a must. This not-so-well-kept local secret has been serving up specialty sandwiches and fine wines for 90 years.

Colonial, single-family homes on a compacted lot are the typical finds when moving to AU Park, D.C. Street after tree-lined street have two story colonials nestled next to neighboring houses, with all the commercial property on the outer edges of the neighborhood.

With the Friendship Heights Metro Station to the north and the Tenleytown-AU station to the east, public transit is easily accessible.

Bottom Line: AU Park has a low-key, peaceful, community-oriented vibe with urban amenities a stroll or quick Metro ride away.

Prices range from 960,000 up to 3 million. Fun fact: This house in AU Park sold 2 weeks ago (Feb 2022) for $800,000 OVER ASKING! Listed for $1,850,000. Sold for $2,650,000

Median Home Value

$1,409,590

Median Household Income

$197,806

Chevy Chase DC

Chevy Chase is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 20,735. Chevy Chase DC, the well-known suburb-in-the-city, is a place with gorgeous houses on well-appointed lawns, a strong community connection, and a large enough commercial stretch to make it feel relatively self-sufficient. Not to be confused with Chevy Chase, Maryland, which borders it to the north, the community of Chevy Chase, D.C. is a friendly, close-knit community with a suburban feel and is a perfect respite from the congestion, traffic and tourism crowding much of D.C.

Chevy Chase DC, which formally opened in 1907, was one of the city’s first streetcar suburbs, allowing federal workers to toil in the city and then retire to a quiet, green neighborhood. 

Most houses are relatively large, particularly by District standards, and just about all are fronted by well-groomed gardens and lawns of varying sizes. Home styles tend to reflect the area’s growth. The oldest houses—and some of the most sought after— were built in styles popular in the early 20th century: bungalows, four squares, and the odd Victorian. The farther east one goes from the area’s main strip, the more colonials, Tudors, and Cape Cods one can see; close to the park, the area is dotted with postwar homes. Chevy Chase is home to three parks: Rock Creek, Lafayette Square and Livingston parks. It is also home to one of the cutest markets, Broad Branch market,  an independent, community-focused market in that is a huge hub of the neighborhood, as well as the Avalon Theatre, which first opened in 1923 as a silent film house and Politics & Prose, a local bookstore that has many author events.

Bottom Line:  Chevy Chase DC is a pleasant neighborhood where Washingtonians can find some peace and community.

Prices for single family homes range from $900,000 up to 3 Million.

Median Home Value

$1,572,103

Median Household Income

$175,981

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 10,256. The neighborhood began over two hundred years ago at the same time as Washington DC, and was the first place to house members of Congress and their families. Capitol Hill is the largest neighborhood in the nation’s capital. Block after block of Capitol Hill homes exhibit excellent representations of turn-of-the-century row houses mixed with detached homes. Home to the iconic congressional building, Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is an area with an irrepressible spirit of community. Residents in this historic district enjoy numerous street fairs, eclectic flavors and bargain hunting at the local second-hand shops. With everything right in the neighborhood, locals rarely feel the need to head out of their stomping grounds.

One of the biggest benefits to living in Capitol Hill is easy access to the famous Eastern Market. Home to a butcher, fishmonger, florist, grocer, and baker, it is a great place to take care of the weekly grocery trip. 

There is plenty of transportation in Capitol Hill and Union Station, Amtrak’s headquarters, is just a few blocks away. 

Bottom Line: The Hill has managed to keep its small village feel despite Washington’s ups and downs over the years. It is a  tight-knit community with a strong sense of history and identity.

Prices for single family homes range from $600,000 up to $2,300,000

Median Home Value

$858,746

Median Household Income

$136,117

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