Living in 16th Street Heights, D.C.

The neighborhood of 16th Street Heights, Washington, D.C., gives residents a chance to have it all--a family-friendly, small town atmosphere in a community that's only minutes away from big-city amenities. Likewise, 16th Street Heights is a popular option for those who don't want to live in the middle of strip malls and fast food chains. This neighborhood is completely residential, except for a few locally-owned corner shops and restaurants. Instead of retailers and office complexes, you'll find lovely, landscaped tree-lined streets with early-century, American Foursquare style homes.

With all this loveliness, 16th Street Heights is a great suburban neighborhood nestled within the nation's capital, so all of the amenities of the big city--including restaurants, bars, nightclubs and theaters--are just a stone's throw away. The area boasts the popular Carter Barron Amphitheatre, which showcases some of the most famous talent in the world. Plus, residents of 16th Street Heights can enjoy Rock Creek Park--an urban paradise that offers more than 2,000 acres of recreational opportunities, including hiking and biking trails, equestrian stables, a planetarium and a professional tennis stadium.

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Housing and Real Estate in 16th Street Heights, D.C.

The 16th Street Heights real estate market offers an abundance of spacious, early-century American architecture that has been completely renovated from top to bottom, making it viable option for families and urban professionals who are looking to move to a new D.C. home. In addition, 16th Street Heights also offers a great selection of row houses, as well as duplexes, apartments and condos suited to most anyone's taste and lifestyle.

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Why Do People Live in 16th Street Heights?

With amenities such as Rock Creek Park, the Carter Barron Amphitheatre and local shops and restaurants, 16th St. Heights is especially appealing for those who don't always want to drive into town for their shopping and entertainment. Likewise, 16th Street Heights, D.C. is close to a variety of public and private schools, making it a popular option for families. With its easy access to downtown D.C.--and the convenience of buses and the Metro -- the neighborhood is also popular with urban professionals who like a suburban feel.

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Where is 16th St Heights?

Located in the northwestern corner of the city, 16th St. Heights, D.C. is surrounded by a number of neighborhoods, including Brightwood Park, Crestwood, Columbia Heights, Petworth and Park View. Best of all, it's less than 5 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. (a trip that's even faster when you use the Metro). Once you live there, however, you'll feel like the bright lights and big city are a million miles away, which, for many residents, feels just right.


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  • Residents of all ages flock to the Carter Barron Amphitheatre for their annual summer concert series.
  • The serene nature of this neighborhood allows residents to feel as though they have a slice of Rock Creek Park all to themselves, and enjoy walking, biking and running through the expansive green space.

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