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North Portal Estates is Washington, DC’s northernmost neighborhood, nestled into the northern corner of the city where the streets are named for trees and flowers.
North Portal Estates is bounded by North Portal Drive to the south, East Beach drive to the west and northwest, and Rock Creek Park to the northeast. It is not set on any major thoroughfare in the city, although North Portal Drive is accessible via a rotary intersection on 16th Street NW. Because of its isolation via the park and lack of major streets, the neighborhood is extraordinarily suburban in character, full of winding streets, detached houses on large lots, and open space. Many prominent District of Columbia city government officials have lived there.
Haven’t heard of North Portal Estates? NPE is a very small neighborhood of just over 220 homes. It is often mistakenly referred to as Colonial Village, an adjacent neighborhood. Along with Colonial Village, North Portal Estates is part of the Shepherd Park Neighborhood. (More about the history of North Portal Estates – here.)
This neighborhood is perfect for those seeking single-family homes. The homes in North Portal Estates represent a wide range of time periods and styles. In general, homes in North Portal Estates are about $700,000 – $1,400,000 and sit on quarter-acre lots with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The most common types of parking are garage and carport.
North Portal Estates Homes For Sale
Rarely are homes available in this neighborhood. Contact Dana Ash-McGinty for more details about North Portal Estates.
Living in North Portal Estates
“I love this neighborhood! Living in North Portal Estates is like living in a quiet suburb in the middle of Washington, DC. My family has lived in North Portal Estates for decades! My father-in-law purchased a home in NPE over 40 years ago and now my husband and I live in our own home 5 doors down! This neighborhood is all about your yard. Yes, we all have yards- front and back.”
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Dana Ash-McGinty, Real Estate Broker
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