Underrated Jewel: Woodridge
As one of DC’s underrated jewels, Woodridge provides convenience and affordability, all wrapped up in an attractive setting. While home prices have shot up in recent years, much of that has to do with the allure of a more attractive price point.
Unlike some of the region’s other more vibrant neighborhoods, the mostly residential Woodridge neighborhood is celebrated instead for its quiet streets and its abundant greenspace. According to research, many homebuyers come to Woodridge not in search of investment or rental possibilities, but in search of a home themselves.
Not to be confused with a similar sounding neighborhood in Virginia, DC’s Woodridge neighborhood sits in northeast DC, to the west of Brookland and bordering Eastern Avenue. The location and its home offerings continue to draw in new residents.
While conveniently close to all of the nearby urban offerings, the neighborhood also offers the advantage of single-family homes with yards. A large number of homes in Woodridge were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, with a mix of Colonials, craftsman-style homes, bungalows and more.
Some of these homes have since been snapped up and renovated. Many of the homes selling in the neighborhood today offer three- to four-bedrooms and plenty of space to enjoy both indoors and outdoors.
Residents of Woodbridge gain all of this, plus a location that’s only about five miles from downtown. In addition, the neighborhood does boast some commercial offerings of its own, with most of the new shops and restaurants popping up along Rhode Island Avenue.
In recent years, Redfin predicted Woodridge was on track to become the hottest neighborhood in the District, and one of the hottest in the nation. The national real estate brokerage came up with its list by considering local neighborhoods with the most growth in terms of total page views, favorites and those listing “hot homes”.