Congress Heights

Rich with history, the Congress Heights of today is a vibrant, growing neighborhood. First imagined as a streetcar stop during the early 1900s, the area grew substantially during World War II.

By the latter part of the mid-century, the neighborhood’s demographics changed and crime became more prevalent. Flash forward to more recent years, however, and this long-standing, middle-class neighborhood is beginning to attract new interest, thanks in part to some of its still undeveloped space.

Congress Heights Homes For Sale

Congress Heights Homes For Sale April 18, 2024
23
Listed
98
Avg. DOM
$327.25
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$545,000
Med. List Price
23 Properties
Page 1 of 2
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,482
Sq.Ft.
1908
Year Built
14
Days on Site
DCDC2134958
MLS
$750,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
2,773
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
214
Days on Site
DCDC2112432
MLS
$709,900
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
50
Days on Site
DCDC2130470
MLS
$690,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,458
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
361
Days on Site
DCDC2093134
MLS
Open 4/20
710 Alabama Ave SE Washington,  DC 20032
$605,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,024
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
51
Days on Site
DCDC2126490
MLS
$599,900
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,986
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
172
Days on Site
DCDC2117616
MLS
$575,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,306
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
36
Days on Site
DCDC2132552
MLS
$569,999
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,701
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
141
Days on Site
DCDC2116984
MLS
$559,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,344
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
21
Days on Site
DCDC2134668
MLS
$549,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,499
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
15
Days on Site
DCDC2134586
MLS
$549,000
Neighborhood: Woodcrest Villas
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,057
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
8
Days on Site
DCDC2136164
MLS
$545,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.07
Acres
2023
Year Built
60
Days on Site
DCDC2125394
MLS

More About Congress Heights

Known for its modest single-family homes and duplexes, you’ll find Victorians, bungalows and more in Congress Heights. The homes often come at a much more affordable price point, especially those in need of some upkeep around Alabama Avenue.

Homes closer to Mississippi Avenue often command higher prices, including some single-family homes near the park and some townhomes. There are also some newer developments to speak of in the neighborhood.

In fact, there are several new development projects going on in Congress Heights. It’s something that’s been a long time coming.

For years, local residents have gone without some of the nearby stores and amenities that other neighborhoods tend to have. New additions like the revitalized St Elizabeths East campus aim to turn that around.

The area now boasts a new sports and entertainment arena, plus some of the site’s historic buildings are being converted into multi-family residences and townhomes. Plans also call for some of the land to be turned into retail, restaurant and hotel space.

A new hospital should open within the next couple of years. A new mixed-use project is bringing in more restaurants, retail and office space to the neighborhood, as well.

The Congress Heights neighborhood is served by a Metro station and several bus lines. The neighborhood also boasts a local playground and the natural terrain and seclusion of Shepherd Parkway.