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 December 3, 2022
20
Listed
66
Avg. DOM
$315.45
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$466,950
Med. List Price
20 Properties
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$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
8
Beds
4
Baths
3,024
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
27
Days on Site
DCDC2074250
MLS
Fall la la la in love with this beautiful, fully renovated multifamily you could be home for the holidays! Live in 1 and rent out the other units to pay your mortgage.
$650,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,474
Sq.Ft.
1909
Year Built
51
Days on Site
DCDC2070062
MLS
Totally upgraded single family home With addition. Perfect for all of your entertaining needs. Huge gourmet kitchen with countertop space that is a chefs delight.
$579,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
1,920
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
93
Days on Site
DCDC2064962
MLS
Welcome Home. This modern contemporary garage town home with 4 generous sized bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths is located on beautifully landscaped lot. The driveway has been expanded to...
$559,900
Neighborhood: Woodcrest Villas
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,820
Sq.Ft.
121
Days on Site
DCDC2062032
MLS
Immediate Delivery. Find out how you can get up to $10k towards down payment and $7500 towards closing cost! Large open floor plan with gorgeous LVP flooring throughout. Gourmet kitchen featuring...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,807
Sq.Ft.
1935
Year Built
242
Days on Site
DCDC2015756
MLS
This 4 Bedroom, 2 ½ Baths colonial is ready to sell As Is. Location, Location, Location is important this New Re-development of Congress Heights Neighborhood is moving fast. Easy access to Maryland...
$534,900
Neighborhood: Woodcrest Villas
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,820
Sq.Ft.
121
Days on Site
DCDC2060842
MLS
IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET up to $10K towards downpayment and $7500 towards Closing cost! Brand new 3 level townhome style Condo w/ garage. Spacious open floor plan with gorgeous...
$525,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
1896
Year Built
6
Days on Site
DCDC2076112
MLS
Detached home on corner lot with large fenced front and back yard. Front porch for relaxation with convenient location w/i walking distance to metro and bus lines. Beautiful finishes with plenty of...
$524,900
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,512
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
58
Days on Site
DCDC2070378
MLS
Top to Bottom Luxury! MUST SEE IT IN PERSON TO APPRECIATE IT! Fall in love with this 3 level brick semi-detached home: the open concept on the main level offers a large eat-in kitchen with high-end...
Open 12/3
3313 Cornwell Dr SE Washington, DC 20032
$500,000
Neighborhood: The Monterey
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,052
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
9
Days on Site
DCDC2075584
MLS
12/3 - OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED - TENANT REFUSED TO ALLOW ACCESS. Welcome to 3313 Cornwell Dr, SE! A marvelous home built in 2003 with almost 2,300 sq located in the Monterey community/Congress Heights...
Open 12/4
208 Malcolm X Ave SE Washington, DC 20032
$469,000
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,663
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
16
Days on Site
DCDC2075214
MLS
OPEN HOUSE SUN. 12/4 FROM 11 TO 1 PM -- Spacious semi detached home in Congress Heights! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is a DC classic, and has been newly refreshed to modern tastes. Fresh paint and...
$464,900
Neighborhood: Woodcrest Villas
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
99
Days on Site
DCDC2064404
MLS
IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! Find out how you can get up to $10,000 towards down payment and $7500 towards closing cost! Brand new 3 level townhome style Condo. Spacious open floor plan with gorgeous LVP...
$464,900
Neighborhood: Congress Heights
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
41
Days on Site
DCDC2072494
MLS
IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! Find out how you can get $10K towards down payment and $7500 towards closing cost. Brand new 3 level townhome style Condo. Spacious open floor plan with gorgeous LVP flooring...

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.