Woodridge is DC’s Hottest Neighborhood

The Woodridge neighborhood in DC has become very popular because of its location that is quickly accessible to downtown; its affordable median sales price at $388,000; and its residential feel swathed in a community of single-family homes on large lots.  Named the hottest neighborhood in DC last week by real estate research blog Redfin, its annual report listed the hottest neighborhood of the year in multiple cities.  Only Woodridge in northeast DC made the cut!

With an easy commute to downtown DC via Rhode Island Avenue, and charming craftsman bungalows and Colonial-style brick homes from the 1920s and 1930s that cover the community’s rolling hills and tree-lined streets, Redfin reveals, “The eastward mark of development in the District has reached Woodridge, a quiet neighborhood tucked along the northeastern border of DC.”  Woodridge has more affordable homes than those in the Brookland neighborhood that was on the list last year as a “hot neighborhood.”  Trees line the streets in cozy Woodridge, giving this northeast neighborhood a decidedly suburban vibe.  The neighborhood is undergoing a transformation, from one that is home to many retired former government employees to one drawing more young professionals looking to flee rising rents and searching for an affordable community that is quiet.  Woodridge borders Maryland’s Prince George’s County.  

With a suburban feel yet the convenience of living in the city, the detached homes in Woodridge have nice large yards, porches and well-manicured lawns and gardens.  The subdivision emerged in the early 1900s with woodlands and farms.  It started as an open place for two forts to defend the nation’s capital during the Civil War.  In the 1930s, Woodridge acquired its present boundaries: Eastern Avenue, Michigan Avenue, 18th Street, New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road.  Named the “Best Park You’ve Never Heard Of” by Washington City Paper, Barnard Hill Park is a secluded park in the city tucked into Woodridge between Bunker Hill Road and Eastern Avenue.  It was named after Brigadier General John Barnard who served in the Civil War.

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