Many people who know Washington DC well consider Petworth one of the most family-friendly neighborhoods and the trendiest of all. There’s good reason for that.
Petworth hosts the Petworth Community Farmer’s Market, a weekly local farmer’s market that specializes in local crafts and foodstuffs. This place is a must-visit if you like fresh foods, preferably home cooked. Here you’ll find prepared food, watch cooking demos and have a chance to interact with local vendors such as Panorama Bakery, Sweet Crimes and Harrar Coffee & Roastery. The market opens from 9am to 1pm every Saturday of May through November each year.
For foodies, Petworth is home to two of America’s Best New Restaurants in the Bon Appétit’s 2017 list – Himitsu and Timber Pizza. And if you’re a sports fan, there’s The Pitch Tavern for you; a snug, two-level sports bar with amazing Sunday Brunch and projection screens, flat-screen TVs, soccer memorabilia and live bands and karaoke to make your time worthwhile.
If you have a taste for history, you’ll be delighted to know that Petworth is where America’s 16th president sojourned in summer. President Lincoln’s Cottage, now a historical attraction was President Abraham Lincoln’s summer home. Perhaps it’s in this environment that he came up with the idea of the legendary Emancipation Proclamation – many people believe this to be true.
The newly renovated Roosevelt High School is a major recent development in the neighborhood. Tons of investment has gone into this modernization initiative. There’s now a new building that has changed the face of the school significantly.
Added to the huge number of hip restaurants and bars characterizing this up-and-coming area, you likely begin to realize why people are willing to pay highly for a piece of Petworth.
The neighborhood is split between Upper, Mid and Downtown – with house prices differing quite a bit between the subsections. While $650,000 would get you your dream house in upper Petworth, the same house would cost $800,000 barely ten minutes away in Downtown Petworth.
The amenities in Downtown Petworth are more plentiful; there are lots of new bars, cafes, taverns, you name it. Slims, the fresh new Diner downtown is always flocking with diners. People love it here. You’d love it here in Petworth – a culturally diverse place welcoming anyone who cares to inhabit it.
It’s not much different in Upper Petworth either. The place is undergoing major redevelopment and there are new condominiums coming for condo enthusiasts. So whichever part you settle for, Petworth is a place for all.