The Upper 16th Street Neighborhoods, which stretch from the top of D.C.’s diamond and down along the border of Rock Creek Park, are an oasis of tranquility inside our bustling city. These neighborhoods, including Colonial Village, North Portal Estates, Shepherd Park, Brightwood, 16th Street Heights, and Crestwood are characterized by quiet streets, green lawns, parks, playgrounds, and a warm, suburban feel. The architecture is stunning and varied, with everything from row houses, art deco condos, bungalows, and stately 7-bedroom Tudors and Colonials dating to the 1920s and 1930s, to mid-century ramblers, and newer construction. Along with a variety of styles, homes span a wide range of prices, and buyers can often get more for their money in the Upper 16th than they can in other parts of the city.
The Upper 16th Street Neighborhoods are rich with history and community involvement. They were a site of early, peaceful diversity, and are still characterized by engaged civic associations and a tightly knit, diverse population ranging from retired professionals to young families just moving in. While there isn’t as much commercial activity in the Upper 16th as some other D.C. neighborhoods, residents are a short distance from restaurants, shops, and offices in Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Silver Spring, and downtown D.C. With the upcoming development of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the area is poised to grow with new retail and residential developments.
During his nearly 20 years as a real estate broker, Lee has worked in nearly every neighborhood in Washington DC, suburban Maryland & northern Virginia, and possesses great expertise throughout the DMV.
However, he is widely regarded as the preeminent expert in the neighborhoods along DC’s upper 16th Street corridor. During this time, he has sold tens of millions of dollars of homes throughout this area and is often consulted by buyers, seller, developers, as well as other real estate professionals hoping to gain more insight into this market.