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Luxury Mid-Rise Condos

Mid-rise condo buildings are a staple of the luxury lifestyle in the Washington Metro region. The prevalence of these properties has much to do with zoning laws, including the Height of Buildings Act in Washington, DC, dating back to 1910. Given that the height of a mid-rise is often assumed to stand from five to 11 stories tall, the lion’s share of condo and cooperative buildings do indeed fall within the mid-rise range. While that particular height restriction doesn’t apply to parts of the metropolitan area outside of the District, there are other zoning laws, as well as historic precedents that contribute to a large overall number of luxury mid-rise buildings.

Luxury Mid-Rise Condos Stats

Average Price $947K
Lowest Price $100K
Highest Price $60M
Total Listings 16,065
Avg. Price/SQFT $805

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From antique to brand new, and from traditional designs to very modern and cutting edge, mid-rise luxury buildings are found throughout the DC Metro area. You can find trendy lofts, waterfront buildings, and all sorts of repurposed structures, including former schools, carriage houses, and autobody shops. One of the most unique and popular luxury mid-rise condo complexes in the entire Washington Metro region—the Columbia Residences in DC’s West End neighborhood—used to be a Civil War era hospital for women.

The condo community with its distinctive Italianate style buildings also features numerous amenities including a swimming pool, gym, and an onsite Trader Joe’s market. Another highly sought-after mid-rise luxury condo community is Wooster and Mercer in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood. There you’ll find spacious loft residences with soaring two-story factory style windows, exposed brick accents, and open gourmet kitchens.

What are some of the attributes common to luxury mid-rise condo buildings? Location is always key, including a proximity to shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Some of the most popular neighborhoods in DC that fit that criteria include Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon Triangle, Chinatown, and Adams Morgan. Some condo shoppers prefer upscale residential communities that are a step or two further from all the action while still being in the heart of the District, such as Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, and affluent Kalorama. And then, of course, there’s always the allure of coastal living, in DC neighborhoods like Georgetown, the Southwest Waterfront, and Navy Yard.

Alexandria is a prime location for mid-rise luxury condos. Old Town Alexandria dates all the way back to the colonial era and is known for interesting adaptive reuse projects such as the conversion of former commercial buildings into luxury boutique condominiums that blend old exteriors with new upscale interiors and amenities.

You’ll find numerous highly regarded mid-rise condo buildings throughout Arlington as well, including along the trendy Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor with its restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Fairfax County, meanwhile, continues to evolve with new upscale condominium developments in areas like Falls Church, the Mosaic District, Tysons, and McLean. And don’t forget Bethesda, Maryland, where downtown shopping corridors and restaurant rows mingle with luxe mid-rise condos like Hampden Row, The Lauren, and The Darcy.

To learn more about mid-rise luxury condos in Washington Metro, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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Luxury Mid-Rise Condos in DC Metro FAQs

Q: How is a mid-rise condo building defined?

A: Generally speaking, a mid-rise building is one the ranges from five to 12 stories in height, but zoning laws in a particular area can change that interpretation. Often, the width of the street on which a building is located will determine the height classification of the building, using metric measurements rather than the number of stories.

Q: Are there more luxury mid-rise buildings than high-rise buildings in Washington, DC?

A: Yes, there are. Washington’s long-standing height restrictions law complicates the feasibility of high-rises in certain parts of the District.

Q: Can I find mid-rise condo buildings in any of Washington Metro’s waterfront neighborhoods?

A: Yes, you can. Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria are good examples of waterfront neighborhoods where mid-rise buildings can be found.

Q: Is there an average cost for buying a luxury mid-rise condo in DC Metro?

A: Given the large number of communities and the even larger number of buildings, it is difficult to give an accurate average cost for a luxury mid-rise condo. Generally speaking, prices can start in the mid-to-high six figures, depending on the size of the unit and other factors, and climb all the way to eight figures.

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