Petworth is a neighborhood located north of Columbia Heights, in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Known as one of the largest neighborhoods in the D.C. area, the neighborhood started as a site for two country estates, which were eventually incorporated into the District in the late 1800s. A significant number of brick townhomes were built in the area during the 1920s, serving as homes for many Irish, Polish, and Jewish immigrants.

Today, Petworth is a very vibrant and diverse neighborhood that accommodates a variety of different lifestyles, with its selection of reasonably priced homes, commuter-friendly environment, and superb local establishments.

Homes for Sale in Petworth, D.C. – Petworth, D.C. Real Estate

Petworth is home to a great selection of beautiful properties, which consists largely of condos, row houses, townhomes, and single-family homes. Of all the property types in the neighborhood, single-family homes seem to be the most popular choice, as most of them are considered very attractive and affordable.

Buyers will also be able to find a wide variety of large mixed-income condos and apartment buildings located near the Petworth/Georgia Avenue Metro station. Some of these developments include Park Place, Georgia Commons, and Taylor Flats.

What’s it like living in Petworth


There are plenty of superb dining options around Petworth, especially along Georgia Avenue. One of the most popular spots is a place called Domku, which serves expertly prepared Scandinavian cuisine.

Outdoor spaces

Residents who love the outdoors will be able to find many “hidden” outdoor havens throughout Petworth. There’s Sherman and Grant Circle, Soldier’s Home and Lincoln’s Cottage, and the grounds of Clark Elementary School, which is considered an unofficial dog park for many dog owners.


Petworth is served by eight Metrobus lines, and has the Metro’s Georgia Avenue-Petworth station, which is along the Yellow and Green Lines. The station is conveniently situated in the southern portion of the neighborhood, making it very accessible for many residents.

Find Petworth, D.C. Homes for Sale today!

To start your search for the perfect home in Petworth, contact me at andy(at)lnf(dotted)com or (410) 371-0581.

Petworth, Washington D.C. Real Estate

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