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Spring Valley

In Washington, DC where luxury real estate abounds, Spring Valley takes a back seat to no one. The Northwest neighborhood is located just south of the Maryland border, offering a serene and comfortable suburban existence while still being conveniently close to DC’s corridors of power. You’ll find lovely homes, spacious yards, and nearby parks and other greenspaces. It’s all part of one of the most sought-after enclaves in Washington Metro.

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Spring Valley Real Estate Stats

Average Price $3.2M
Lowest Price $900K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Listings 12
Avg. Price/SQFT $625

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While many neighborhoods in Washington, DC offer a mixture of housing at varying price points, Spring Valley belongs to a more exclusive club. Properties are primarily detached single-family houses, and almost always priced at over a million dollars. Home values have soared in recent years and the inventory is not nearly as plentiful as it once ways. It’s not hard to understand why, as it’s not a particularly large or densely populated place. Residents tend to cherish their nice homes and there’s not as much of a turnover as some other parts of the District. You’ll find a lot of classic traditional architecture, including center-hall Colonials, regal Georgians, charming Tudors, and some imposing French Normandy-style estates.

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Home to the American University campus, Spring Valley was residentially developed at a leisurely pace, beginning in the 1920s. The neighborhood is bounded by the Maryland border and the Dalecarlia Reservoir Grounds to the northwest, Massachusetts Avenue along the northeastern side, and Nebraska Avenue and Loughboro Road to the south. Although most of the neighborhood is verdant and residential, Massachusetts Ave provides a welcome commercial hub with a handful of businesses including Pizza Paradiso, Millie’s Spring Valley, Loco’s Cuisine, Compass Coffee, Starbucks, Bluestone Lane, and Wagshal’s.

With residents that have included former U.S. presidents, diplomats, business leaders, and Supreme Court justices, Spring Valley is also very much a quintessential upscale American neighborhood, a place to grow, to learn, to retire, or just live an unbothered life. The proximity to Bethesda and Chevy Chase to the north, and Georgetown and downtown DC to the south, allows for plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities when residents do decide to venture outside their serene and pleasant community. It’s a nice place to live, providing that your perfect dream home happens to pop up on the market.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Spring Valley, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Spring Valley, District of Columbia FAQ’s

Q: How did Spring Valley get its name?

A: The neighborhood was developed by the W.C. and A.N. Miller Companies, selling the first home in the fledgling community in 1928. It is likely that the developers thought the name would appeal to buyers.

Q: Is there a history of property ownership restrictions due to race, in Spring Valley?

A: Yes, the original developers did establish ownership restrictions. However, those rules were deemed unlawful by the courts in the 1960s, and the deed restrictions ended.

Q: Is the American University campus within the bounds of the neighborhood?

A: Yes, much of the neighborhood was originally owned by the university. Today, most of the school’s campus occupies a portion of land in the southeastern part of the community. However, part of the campus is also located in the next-door neighborhood, which is ironically named American University.

Q: How far from the Maryland border is Spring Valley?

A: Spring Valley extends to the Maryland border on its northern side.

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