The 10 DC Neighborhoods Where Homes Are Selling Fastest in 2016

by UrbanTurf Staff

A condo at 2030 Atlantic Plumbing in the U Street Corridor.

A good metric for determining the most competitive housing markets in DC is median days on market as it illustrates where homes are selling the fastest.

Looking at data from advertised and legal subdivisions around the city, UrbanTurf used the metric for median days on market in 2016 to see which local markets are moving the fastest.

Here are the ten neighborhoods where homes are selling the fastest this year:


As has been the case for about a year, the neighborhood where homes are selling the fast in DC is American University Park, but joining AU Park now is the U Street Corridor where homes are also selling in just under a week. Just behind these two areas are Burleith, Mount Pleasant and North Cleveland Park where homes are selling in just a week for the first eight months of the year.

Mount Pleasant and Chevy Chase DC are worth highlighting as despite a very high volume of sales this year, both maintained median sales paces of nine days or less.

The statistics used for this article are courtesy of ShowingTime RBI based on listing activity from MRIS.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_10_dc_neighborhoods_where_homes_are_selling_fastest_in_2016/11755


  1. Joseph Seriki said at 3:15 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2016:

    Looks about right. I thought I might see Bloomingdale on the list. Glad to see Chevy Chase make the cut; I think it gets underrated because of the lack of youth. But AU Park will fill that void lol.

  1. DC Dude said at 9:16 pm on Wednesday October 5, 2016:

    Guess the secret is out AU Park is a great alternative to families and couples who want safety and good schools but still be walkable to the Metro, shops, and restaurants. I imagine this demand for AU Park will only continue as city dwelling 30-somethings have children and don’t want to move out to the burbs!

  1. throwsatfeet said at 10:20 am on Thursday October 6, 2016:

    ^^Agree on Au Park but the homes are overvalued relative to rental rates.  We are looking to move from Shaw to Cleveland Park or AU Park and we will likely opt for a $3,000 rental over a modest $1.0M single family home.  Families are panic buying all over the city at this point and I think we may be coming close to a top in the housing market.

  1. DC Dude said at 11:42 am on Thursday October 6, 2016:

    Concur that the rental rates have not caught up to the housing in AU Park yet but that will happen in due time.

    I think we are coming closer to a top in the more transitioning and speculative areas (i.e. Eckington, Truxton…) as well as the areas that have moved ahead in pricing by leaps and bounds (Shaw, Columbia Heights, H St…) but still remain crime prone with inadequate schools.

    The areas with Metro access such as Cleveland Park, AU Park, etc… only look to benefit both in appreciation and amenities if the city can’t figure out how to turn around the schools and crime in the aforementioned areas.

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