Burleith is a Green Oasis in the Middle of the City

Posted by Mark Washburn on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 8:27am.

red leaves in burleithPhoto: Rudi Riet

For a virtual green oasis in the middle of the city, it’s time to consider Burleith. This Northwest DC neighborhood is sheltered by tall trees and enveloped by a true neighborly vibe.

Burleith is kind of place homebuyers seek out for its location and its appealing attributes. With hundreds of homes to choose from, prospective buyers in Burleith can opt for a rowhouse, a townhouse, a Tudor or Colonial.

With Georgetown University nearby, plus the many possibilities of Georgetown itself, it’s no wonder that families, students, long-time residents and professionals all flock to Burleith. While Burleith tends to be more modest in terms of its homes and its prices than some of its closest neighbors, its quietness and affordability tend to be part of its charm.

Built up around the mid to late 1920s, the majority of homes in Burleith all follow a distinct pattern from block to block. While the corner residences are often brick, boxy homes, the rowhouses in the middle of the block are usually two-story designs with long sloping roofs.

It’s common to find homes with around 1,200 square feet of living space, on average. Many homes in Burleith also feature well-maintained front gardens.

A smaller number of homes in Burleith are more diverse in their size and architecture. Something else that sets Burleith apart is its residents.

Neighbors tend to gather together for events like picnics, parties and holiday festivities, sometimes supported by the Burleith Citizens Association. The neighborhood additionally offers easy access to running trails, such as Whitehaven Trail or the trails of Glover Archbold Park.

For convenience, Metrobus services the neighborhood, making it easier to reach either the Dupont Circle or Tenleytown Metro stations. Residents are also able to take advantage of a location that’s within walking distance of Wisconsin Avenue and the many opportunities of nearby Georgetown.

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