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What $500,000 Buys in the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

This installment of What X Buys highlights some options for prospective homebuyers in the DC area with a $500,000 budget.


Off the Beltway and the Trailway

This three-bedroom colonial in Silver Spring sits close to the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia and its accompanying trail. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace and shares a chair rail and wainscoting with the formal dining room. The kitchen has black granite countertops and tiled floors, and there is a bedroom on the main level. Upstairs, two bedrooms under cove ceilings share a bathroom. The lower level has painted HVAC and beams in the carpeted rec room, along with the second bathroom. Out back, there is a deck built around a mature tree in the yard, next to a shed and a patio area with fire pit.

  • Full Listing: 9918 Big Rock Road (map)
  • Price: $499,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,546
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Listing Agent: Cari Jordan, GO BRENT

Two Levels Off the U Street Corridor

This two-level one-bedroom unit is in a boutique building on a hidden one-way street near the U Street Corridor. There are tiled floors throughout, and the living room is at the base of the stairs with a fireplace and a double-height bay sitting area. The kitchen nook has granite countertops and a matching backsplash, which also coordinate with the countertops and backsplash in the wet bar in the dining area, which has a wine fridge and cabinetry. The bedroom has a pair of double closets, and the bathroom has a frameless glass shower stall. The unit also has a washer/dryer and the building has a roof deck. 

  • Full Listing: 1735 Willard Street NW, #2 (map)
  • Price: $495,000
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 746
  • HOA Fees: $320/month
  • Year Built: 1911
  • Listing Agents: John Mahshie, John Fazio, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

A Three-Bedroom in Northeast Boundary

Located in the Northeast Boundary neighborhood, this detached house is a 10-minute walk from the Capitol Heights Metro station, just past the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center. The updated open concept interior has a floating fireplace in the living area, and the U-shaped kitchen has a breakfast bar, a hood above the stove, and floating shelves in the corner. There is a bedroom and bathroom on the main level, and the other two bedrooms and bathroom are on the lower level, which has a rec room with washer/dryer a bar area with mini-fridge, and access to the roomy backyard. The house also has a shed and a driveway.

  • Full Listing: 6004 Clay Street NE (map)
  • Price: $499,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,244
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Listing Agent: Dilyara Daminova, Samson Properties

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