Petworth and Columbia Heights
Petworth originated as the name of the 205-acre country estate of Benjamin Ogle Tayloe located at the northeast corner of 7th Street Pike (later known as Brightwood Avenue, now Georgia Avenue) and Rock Creek Church Road. The neighborhood bloomed with the expansion of the streetcar line up Georgia Avenue from Florida Avenue to the Washington, DC line at Silver Spring, Maryland. Many of the thousands of similar brick row houses in the neighborhood were constructed by Cafritz Builders and also by D.J. Dunigan Company in the 1920s and ’30s. Dunigan personally donated the land that became the site for St. Gabriel’s Church and School adjacent to Grant Circle.
Today, Petworth is a primarily mix of townhouse and single family homes and is convent to the Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro on the WMATA green and yellow line. Petworth borders notable green spaces, Rock Creek Cemetery and the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
Columbia Heights direct neighbor to Petworth, and lies to the north of Florida Avenue, which was once the boundary between the federal city and the suburbs, and sits between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue with Spring Road as the northern border.
The growing presence of young professionals who are looking for housing options with amenities including walk ability and proximity to a local metro is a key feature of this hot DC neighborhood. It is one of the rare Washington DC neighborhood where diversity is clear asset.
Median sales price in Petworth and Columbia Heights is ~$550,000 (as of April 2015).
Petworth/Columbia Heights Homes For Sale
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