Up and Coming In Petworth

November 4, 2009

I happened to stop by a client’s new house today–a fantastic renovation of a rowhome in Petworth–and whom should I see walking down the street but Mayor Fenty himself! He was checking out the neighborhood, shaking hands, etc.–no doubt checking up on all the recent development in the area!  He was very interested in the recent sales in the neighborhood, which obviously has been undergoing a lot of changes lately, so we chatted for a few minutes.

Park Place, the new apartment and retail complex, is now open for business and
includes a rooftop terrace with bocce green lawn (yes, seriously).  A new Yes! Organic Market is also now open at 4100 Georgia Avenue, and a variety of other apartment and retail projects are underway as well.

Realtor Katie Wethman & Mayor Adrian Fenty in Petworth

Realtor Katie Wethman & Mayor Adrian Fenty in Petworth

Many homes in Petworth are older 3 level rowhomes with welcoming front porches, similar to the one shown here. Many are in need of renovation, but occasionally a builder will come in to “flip” one so you can have a home that’s been completely renovated and is move-in ready.  Buyers love the space (often 3 finished levels) and quality that you can get for the price while being so close to metro and with so much development happening nearby.

Search for Homes in Petworth

If you’re interested in learning more about the area, or starting your home search, please contact me to learn more.

Update 11/17: There’s an interesting discussion going on over at UrbanTurf about buying rowhomes in Petworth vs Mount Pleasant.

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