Friendship Heights

With a rich mixture of architectural styles, Friendship Heights offers the opportunity to live in a neighborhood that has both a small town feel and a vibrant retail corridor along Wisconsin Avenue. The historic community can be found in the very northern part of Washington, DC. It also reaches slightly across the Maryland border.

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The location is idyllic, and the sense of community is genuine in this little neighborhood with its triangular borders. With leafy streets, postcard perfect houses, and an independent spirit, Friendship Heights is highly sought after for those wanting the best of both urban and suburban sensibilities. The housing inventory, however, can sometimes be scarce.

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Friendship Heights dates all the way back to a “friendship grant” in 1715, hence the name. That early colonial land grant was part of large swath of rural farmland that existed for nearly two centuries. But the arrival of a trolley line from Georgetown circa 1900, led to a development boom that was unhindered by zoning restrictions. Businesses and apartment buildings along Wisconsin Avenue, and residential home lots sprung up at the same time. Vintage houses in the neighborhood include a number of attractive styles, including Colonial, Craftsman bungalows, Queen Anne, Tudor, and mid-century Ranches. There is also a smattering of brick rowhouses, and even some newer luxury condos.

The small Friendship Heights community is surrounded by other popular residential neighborhoods such as Chevy Chase to the east, Tenleytown to the south, and American University Park to the southwest. The similarly named Friendship Village neighborhood is on the other side of the Maryland border, and shares land grant history with its sister community to the south. This a very desirable area to live in, with a comfortably upscale vibe that is far from ostentatious. Retail options run the gamut from indie thrift stores to established big box choices. There’s a nearby Whole Foods, a Rodman’s grocery store, numerous popular restaurants, and a string of coffee shops and bakeries.

To learn more about homes for sale in Friendship Heights, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

Friendship Heights District of Columbia FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a local Metrorail station for Friendship Heights?

A: Yes, the Friendship Heights Metro station with Red Line service is located at 5337 Wisconsin Avenue.

Q: What is the most common type of housing in Friendship Heights?

A: Single-family homes account for the majority of the housing, but there are also townhouses as well as some newer condos. Many of the homes date back to early 20th century period.

Q: How far is Friendship Heights from downtown Washington, DC?

A: Depending on your exact destination as well as the route you choose to drive, the distance will be about five miles.

Q: Are there neighborhood shops and restaurants in Friendship Heights?

A: Yes, you’ll find coffeeshops, restaurants, bookstores, clothing boutiques, and yoga studios along the Wisconsin Avenue corridor.

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