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    Petworth/16th St. Heights

    The Petworth and 16th Street Heights areas of Northwest D.C. were originally developed as suburban subdivisions, but were absorbed into the District in the late 1800s. Builders on 16th Street erected a mixture of row houses and freestanding mansions, typically three stories high plus an English basement, which was the maximum allowable height in Washington in that era. Steeply pitched gables, parapets and other architectural flourishes embellished the roofs. Petworth, which gets its name from an early 1800s estate later broken up into lots, was built mostly in the 1920s and 1930s by developer Harry Wardman. It’s known for the welcoming front porches that adorn its brick row homes, as well as a vibrant range of vintage clothing and furniture shops, plus restaurants with modern variations on Japanese, English and other cuisines.


    • Population 26,000
    • Median Home Price $907,500
    • Median Age 38
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    Notable Schools

    • Middle (6-8) Center City Public Charter School
    • High (9-12) E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

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    Explore Homes in Petworth/16th St. Heights

    • Lower Market New Hampshire Ave NW

      BR 3.0

      BA 1.0

      SQ FT 1250

      Built 1936

    • Mid Market Longfellow St NW

      BR 6.0

      BA 2.5

      SQ FT 2340

      Built 1920

    • Upper Market 14th St NW

      BR 11.0

      BA 10.0

      SQ FT 6075

      Built 1909

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