The Rise of Michigan Park

Posted by Mark Washburn on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at 8:18am.

michigan park - washington dcPhoto: Elvert Barnes

While you won’t find much new construction in the DC area neighborhood of Michigan Park, you will find plenty of charm and appeal. This Northeast DC community is sometimes confused with North Michigan Park, but it retains its own separate identity and appeal.

Many homes in the neighborhood were built up in the 1920s and 1930s. You’ll find large shade trees and front porches across the neighborhood, distinguishing by housing options generally ranging from brick single-family homes to triplexes and duplexes.

It’s not often that homes go up for sale in Michigan Park, so much so that the neighborhood has boasted some of the lowest levels of homes for sale in the DC area in recent years, along with some of the strongest price appreciation. That’s not to say that this family-friendly neighborhood hasn’t experienced its own ups and downs over the years.

In the late 1960s some people moved away, but others chose to stay and continue to bring up new generations in the very same neighborhood that they grew up. Fast forward several decades, and the Michigan Park neighborhood is continuing to attract more interest from prospective buyers eager to experience all that the area has to offer themselves.

The Michigan Park neighborhood sits near a popular rec center and some desirable green space. You’ll also find plenty of shops, restaurants and galleries in neighboring Brookland and places to go in nearby Brentwood. Two major corridors, Michigan Avenue and South Dakota Avenue are easily accessible to those living in Michigan Park.

While many of the homes of Michigan Park are older, that’s not to say developers are staying away. Lately developers have pushed for new projects in the neighborhood, bringing the possibility of change to this generations-old community. Despite this, many longstanding residents are holding out hope the neighborhood will remain just as appealing in the future.

Homes For Sale in Michigan Park

6 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

You Must See This One In Person. It's Much Big...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #DCDC440052

$967,777 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,094 ft²

Residential

3701 South Dakota Ave Ne, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC440052

You Must See This One In Person. It's Much Bigger Than These Photos Make It Look! Stunning Top To Bottom Luxury Renovation In The Developing Area Of Woodridge. This Sun-drenched Detached Single Family Home Features Tall Ceilings, Engineered Hardwood Floor...

Beautiful Newly Renovated Home In The Highly So...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #DCDC452348

$875,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 1,667 ft²

Residential

1610 Varnum Pl Ne, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC452348

Beautiful Newly Renovated Home In The Highly Sought After Neighborhood, Michigan Park. 3 Levels Withhardwood Floors On The Upper And Main Level. Ceramic Tile On The Lower Level. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5bathrooms With Great Natural Light Throughout! The Upper Level~s...

Owner Agent. Your Home Awaits! Price Improve...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #DCDC436768

$769,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,860 ft²

Residential

2011 Perry St Ne, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC436768

Owner Agent. Your Home Awaits! Price Improvement! Do Not Miss This Gem In The Neighborhood Of Michigan Park In Woodbridge, Ne Dc. Perry St Is A Very Quiet And Cozy Street. This Single Family Home Is Fully Renovated And Upgraded From Top To Bottom With T...

Meticulously Maintained And Gorgeous Inside And...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #DCDC447718

$675,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,544 ft²

Residential

3901 S Dakota Ave Ne, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC447718

Meticulously Maintained And Gorgeous Inside And Out Detached Colonial With Lots Of Natural Light And Privacy In Sought-after Woodridge. The Home Features 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Lovely Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, And Attached Garage. Recent ...

Welcome Home To This Exceptional 3-bedroom, 2-b...

Photo of Listing #DCDC454194

$649,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,893 ft²

Residential

1916 Shepherd St Ne, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC454194

Welcome Home To This Exceptional 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Michigan Park Charmer! Enjoy Luxury Features Like Hardwood Floors, New Windows, And Attached Sunroom. Stunning Gourmet Kitchen Features Island With Gas Range, Tiled Backsplash, And Farmhouse Sink. Upper...

Amazing!! Rare Opportunity To Start The New Yea...

Photo of Listing #DCDC453354

$605,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,925 ft²

Residential

4826 Eastern Ave Ne, Washington, DC

MLS® #DCDC453354

Amazing!! Rare Opportunity To Start The New Year And New Decade In A New Home In Coveted Michigan Park Community With Great View Of Parkland! This Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Full And One Half Bath Home Features An Updated Kitchen, Living Room With Wood Burning Fi...

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