Crestwood

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This is a largely upscale residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. bordered by Rock Creek Park and 16th Street. Crestwood sits near some of DC’s more popular neighborhoods, but is much quieter and rather isolated. There is practically no through traffic on the neighborhood, making its streets distinctively quiet and virtually lacking traffic.

Majority of the homes in Crestwood sit on large plots of land that have not been split for purposes of new construction. Unlike most neighborhoods in DC, lawns in Crestwood remain green nearly throughout, and are always dotted with flowering bushes – a spectacular sight indeed.

The houses here are truly beautiful. Every one of these houses seems to be a tall colonial-style brick structure with four to five bedrooms. There are different styles though. Crestwood is a neighborhood with mostly gigantic structures, including sprawling ranch homes and large Tudors. It also has a few row houses marking a few of its blocks. There are rarely any rentals in the neighborhood. Condominiums are not in this area as it is zoned for low density and neighbors through generations have kept the area quaint and sort of away from the hustle and bustle of the likes of downtown DC.

Crestwood is sometimes referred to as the Gold Coast for its affluent majority residents, mostly African American. Most of these people have incomes that are greater than the national average. Its location on upper 16th Street in Washington, DC’s Northwest Quadrant is convenient; just about 15 minutes from Downtown DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

Homevalues in Crestwood are aggressively on the rise. The year-over-year average property listing price increase in this neighborhood is a whopping 28.5 percent, with the current average house listing price standing at$1,043,750. This seemingly high average is largely because homes here are considerably bigger compared to those in most other neighborhoods in DC. In addition, these houses tend to sit onfar more land than what there is in the neighboring areas.

Being an entirely residential neighborhood, Crestwood does not have commercial activities to mention – which gives it its serene feel.   However, not far is the popular Highlands Café on 14th Street and several other new restaurants that many of the locals frequent.  There is not have a Metrorail station, however the bus routes for 16th Street go all the way downtown to the White House and up to Silver Spring Metrorail station.  Overall, whatever is lacking within Crestwood is a welcome tradeoff and residents can testify to that any day.


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