Why Spring Valley is One of DC’s Elite Neighborhoods

There are plenty of great neighborhoods to choose from in the DC area, but one of them truly stands out. Spring Valley is one of DC’s elite neighborhoods, and for good reason.

The curving neighborhood streets are just part of the appeal, as Spring Valley is also known for its privacy and for being a top place for families. Close to the Maryland border, living in Spring Valley feels very suburban, and there’s very little commercial development in the neighborhood, itself.

The homes of Spring Valley tend to be large in size and sit on large lots. It’s likely you’ll find brick Colonials in the neighborhood, along with Georgians and Tudors. The homes aren’t exactly known as affordable, however, as Spring Valley is considered one of the highest-priced neighborhoods in the DC area and homes here are often snatched up by DC’s wealthiest residents. 

It's extremely uncommon to find one of the large homes in Spring Valley that sells for less than $1 million. Over the years, several big names have called Spring Valley home, including former President George HW Bush, former President Richard Nixon, and former President Lyndon B Johnson. 

It’s said Warren Buffett once attended high school in the neighborhood, too. In recent years, California Senator Dianne Feinstein lived in Spring Valley. The late senator’s home is now on the market.

The grand home includes more than 6,000 square feet of living space, and includes almost one-acre of land, complete with a carriage house, a swimming pool, and a pool house. The home is being offered for upwards of $8 million.

Even though there is Metrobus service in the neighborhood and there’s a Metro station about a mile away, most locals tend to drive in Spring Valley. Home to the main campus of American University, the neighborhood is also home to several award-winning public schools.

The nine-hole golf course at Rock Creek Park is a short drive from Spring Valley. It’s also easy for residents to hop on the Capital Crescent Trail for outdoor recreation.

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