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LeDroit Park Real Estate

LeDroit Park real estate welcomes you with an historic gate reading “LeDroit Park 1873,” and it is the rich history of the neighborhood that distinguishes it from others in D.C. Bordered by Howard University, Rhode Island Ave. and Florida Ave; LeDroit Park in Northwest D.C. was founded by Amzi Barber; a businessman who served on the board of trustees of Howard University. Initially LeDroit Park real estate was a gated suburban community known for its tree-lined streets and whites-only rules. After multiple protests, particularly by Howard University students in the 1880s, the fences were torn down and the neighborhood became more diverse.

In the 1940s it was known as a central location for African-American elites to live and today is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. Murals throughout the community depict its history. With a beautiful historic district, close proximity to the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station, and a number of D.C.’s hottest neighborhoods including Bloomingdale, Shaw and Eckington; LeDroit Park homes for sale have strong appeal for discerning home buyers looking for an exclusive residence.

Browse the latest listings in historic LeDroit Park homes for sale below or continue reading and find out more about what makes LeDroit Park real estate in such high demand.

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LeDroit Park Homes and Condos for Sale

Some of the most recognizable features of LeDroit Park homes for sale are the Victorian mansions, homes, and row houses; all designed by architect James McGill in the 1870s. Fifty of the original 64 homes built by McGill remain standing, some converted into high-end condos. LeDroit real estate prices start around $500,000, and the homes that are historic landmarks can easily sell for well over $1 million. LeDroit homes and condos for sale are fairly exclusive and appeal to buyers looking for a special property in a vibrant community surrounded by some of Washington DC’s more recent history.

Living in Historic LeDroit Park Homes

The LeDroit Park Civic Association is an incredibly active organization helping to preserve the neighborhood and organize neighborhood events. The neighborhood is very invested in its community- when the Gage-Eckington Elementary School closed; residents lobbied for the city to tear it down and convert it into a park, which opened in 2011 as The Park at LeDroit. The park contains a playground, exercise equipment, a dog park, and the Common Good City Farm, an urban agriculture education center and community garden. Recently, the owners of Vinoteca wine bar opened the Royal, a new restaurant which serves as a coffee shop during the day and a cocktail bar at night.

Popular attractions in the area include:

  • Howard University
  • Howard Theater
  • The neighboring community of Bloomingdale

Are you looking to purchase a new home in one of Washington's most exciting communities? Have your eye on any of the fantastic home owning opportunities in LeDroit real estate and homes for sale? Contact our offices today and talk to one of our realty experts!

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Listing information last updated on September 24th, 2017 at 11:21pm CDT.