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Living in Washington, D.C.

Washington is the capital of the United States, located on the banks of the Potomac River with the state of Virginia to the west, and the state of Maryland on the east, north and south. The city, named after first president George Washington, was chosen in the late 18th century to house all three branches of the U.S. government. The D.C. (District of Columbia), named so in honor of Christopher Columbus, was established in order to keep the capital from being part of any one state. Today the city continues to be the political center for the United States, and is also home to other national and international institutions such as the World Bank. Washington, D.C. is visited by many tourists who flock to the city to see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, various war and military memorials, and the Library of Congress and National Archives, which houses the original documents Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. Washington D.C. is also well known for its many museums—the Smithsonian being the most famous world-wide.

As a place of commerce, Washington D.C. is a city with an expanding economy that has grown to include professional and service based industries along with its federal government opportunities. It is home to seven Fortune 1000 companies including Fannie Mae and Washington Post, and several Fortune 500 companies, including Capital One Financial and Sprint Nextel. The city’s top three employers are George Washington University, Georgetown University, and the Washington Hospital Center.

Due to its growing economy, variety of attractions, and world-renowned status as the political center of the United States, Washington D.C. is a great place to live. When looking for real estate in Washington D.C., you may notice that the skyline is a little different than most American cities. Unlike cities such as Chicago and New York, the skyline of Washington D.C. is not defined by skyscrapers. This is because Congress passed an act in 1910 that restricts the height of buildings in order to prevent the crowding of federal monuments by commercial developments. Because of this, Washington D.C. offers a whole different atmosphere, with more attention to natural beauty, such as expansive green lawns even in the downtown area.

Washington Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 574 homes for sale in Washington, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
30% Single Family, 27% Rental, 7% Multi Family, 2% Land/lot, 2% Condo and 32% Other.

30% Single Family
27% Rental
36% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 574
Average Home Size 175 ft² / 16 m²
Price Range ($1,850 - $13,500,000)

Weather in Washington

The average high temperatures in Washington range from 43 in January to 88 in July

Average home income in Washington

The average household income of a Washington resident is $99,687 with an average home value of $506,225

Population of Washington

Washington has 624,012 residents.

Home ownership in Washington

The average level of home ownership in Washington is 39%.

Education breakdown of Washington

Education levels of residents of Washington include: highschool 18%, associate 3%, bachelor 25%, graduate 28%.

Households in Washington

Washington has 276,907 homes, built on average 64 years ago.

Information from in and around Washington...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 574 homes for sale in Washington. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Rental, Multi Family, Land/lot, Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 792,669. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Washington please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 574 homes for sale in Washington, DC are represented by 4 member brokerages serving the Washington area. Member brokerages representing the 574 homes include Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. , Washington Fine Properties, LLC, McEnearney Associates, Inc. and WEICHERT, REALTORS®.