Enjoy a variety of experiences in this vibrant District neighborhood.
Petworth is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.. It is bounded to the east by the Soldiers’ Home and Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery, to the west by Arkansas Avenue NW, to the south by Rock Creek Church Road NW and Spring Road NW, and to the north by Emerson Street NW.
Petworth is represented on the Council of the District of Columbia by the Ward 4 council member: since May 2015,Brandon Todd. Muriel Bowser served as Ward 4 council member until she became the city’s mayor on Jan. 2, 2015.
Living in Petworth, D.C.
Just 5 miles north of Capitol Hill, Petworth, Washington D.C., is one of the largest neighborhoods in the District. Formed by two estates incorporated into the city in the late 1800s, The community was originally home to working class immigrants. Today you’ll find an eclectic mix of old and new construction that is home to about 20,000 D.C. residents.
Things to Do
Metro-accessibility and a thriving commercial corridor are just two of the reasons young professionals and growing families are moving into the area. An engaged social community regularly undertakes neighborhood beautification projects, such as planting trees and gardens. The brick row homes are the hub of the city’s renowned porch culture, where neighbors spend time getting to know each other.
There are also plenty of recreational opportunities, such as those at the Recreation Center, where you can find one of the best kids’ spray parks in the city. Petworth Park boasts extensive sport courts, kite-flying areas and playgrounds. Along Upshur street, shop at the local Farmer’s Market on the first Saturday of each month or attend the yearly Celebrate Petworth festival in June.
Hungry? Head to Georgia Avenue on west side. Enjoy eateries along the thoroughfare that specialize in ethnic cuisine including soul food, Ethiopian, Salvadoran and Caribbean. You’ll find other hip hangouts including Scandinavian food at Domku’s Bar & Cafe, French bistro fare at Chez Billy and coffees from around the world at Qualia Coffee.
Why Live Here
Like any neighborhood, It has its favorite hangouts. You’ll find patrons listening to jazz on the lawn at 8th and Taylor streets or visiting historic graves at the expansive Rock Creek Cemetery. You can also visit Lincoln’s Cottage, where Abraham Lincoln escaped the city heat in summer, or the Old Soldier’s Home Golf Course, where you can play nine holes. Other can’t-miss attractions within a few miles of these neighborhood include McMillan Reservoir, Wangan Gardens, The National Zoo and Brightwood Recreation Area.
Homes for Sale in Petworth
A variety of housing stock in these friendly community lets you find just what you’re looking for. Homes for sale in Petworth include single-family homes, townhouses, brick row homes and condos. Some homes have been occupied for generations, and value hunters can still find some older homes in need of repair. Other real estates are fully renovated, updated and ready for move-in.
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Since 2006, the Upshur Street Arts and Crafts Fair has been an annual event in December.
The Petworth Community Market, a weekly Saturday farmer’s market, is held along 9th Street between Upshur and Taylor Streets from May through October. The market features produce, local vendors, and prepared foods.
Petworth Jazz Project is a free music series of jazz performances held at Petworth Park at 8th and Taylor Streets from May through September.
Since 2014, the Celebrate Petworth street festival has been held annually during the late spring or early summer on Upshur Street between 8th and 9th Streets. It is scheduled this year for June 4, 2016.
From 1993 to 2011, the DC Caribbean Carnival parade was held annual each June along Georgia Avenue, passing through these neighborhood en route to Howard University.
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