Petworth Washington, DC
Petworth homes for sale featuring distinctive urban row houses and growing neighborhood businesses. This diverse residential neighborhood is located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
You will find in Petworth a variety of multi-family buildings, single-family homes and many two-story rowhouses with porches. Residents enjoy this burgeoning neighborhood with many new developments underway.
Bounded to the east by the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Rock Creek Cemetery. To the west by Arkansas Avenue NW. South by Rock Creek Church Road NW and Spring Road NW, and to the north by Kennedy Street NW.
Accessible via the Georgia Ave-Petworth station on the Green Line and Yellow Line of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority aka the “Metro”.
Community Events in Petworth
- Celebrate Petworth Street Festival
- DC Caribbean Carnival
- Petworth Community Market
- Upshur Street Art and Craft Fair
Popular Petworth Attractions
Commonwealth Cantina (Previously Homestead)
3911 Georgia Ave. NW
Rustic-style row house restaurant serving authentic Tex-Mex cuisine and featuring over 75 tequilas and whiskeys. The food is classic, the drinks are straightforward, the vibe is casual.
Loyalty Bookstore Petworth
827 Upshur Street NW
This dog-friendly neighborhood bookstore, formerly known as Upshur Street Books features a diverse selection of wonderful books and unique home goods. New owner Hannah Oliver Depp is focussed on building a community through their in-store events, socials and meet-ups, and challenging the norms of what a bookstore can do with its space.
Petworth Neighborhood Library
4200 Kansas Ave. NW
The Petworth Neighborhood Library was designed by Nathan C. Wyeth. (He is best known for designing the West Wing of the White House and creating the first Oval Office.) Since it’s opening in 1939, the building has been fully renovated and reopened in 2011. But, this historic landmark hosts alot more than just books. It is also the destination for various yoga and craft classes.
President Lincoln’s Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW
Located on a picturesque hilltop, resident Lincoln’s Cottage offers a distinctive look at Lincoln’s life and legacy in an authentic place — his home. This beloved home was used by Lincoln’s family and served as an important entertaining venue during the Civil War. Most visitors experience the site through tours, but there is also a robust schedule of public programs throughout the year.
3917 Georgia Ave. NW
This DC native micro-roaster serves an international coffee selection from it’s original coffeehouse and roastery storefront in Petworth. In their cozy converted rowhouse, you will find top quality brews, as wells as bagels and pastries.
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