Washington Metropolitan Area Luxury Homes

The nation’s capital and its surrounding region boasts an extraordinary array of luxury homes. The Washington Metropolitan area, often referred to as Washington Metro for short, is also known as DMV, an acronym for DC, Maryland, and Virginia. With approximately 5.5 million residents, the area continues to grow at a steady rate, and is home to many of America’s highest earning counties, cities, towns, and neighborhoods. It comes as no surprise that luxury real estate is in such high demand.

The depth and breadth of upscale housing has been greatly influenced by the age of the area, as well as a rather remarkable number of architectural styles. What is now the District of Columbia, as well as surrounding parts of Maryland and Virginia, are among the oldest parts of the country. And while history is preserved and protected, the winds of change have also brought fresh ideas and trends to the real estate menu. The result is a wonderful panoply of housing types, from historic to brand new, with detached single-family homes, rowhouses, and high-rise condos to name a few. From traditional to modernist, and from vibrant downtown corridors to bucolic country estates, you can find any type of luxury home that your heart desires in Washington Metro.

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The Washington Metro housing market includes Washington, DC itself, parts of Maryland and parts of Virginia. Among the counties in the area are Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Montgomery, and Prince George’s, along with large independent cities such as Alexandria that are home to numerous popular neighborhoods including Old Town Alexandria. There are some 131 unique neighborhoods in DC alone, with hundreds more in other parts of the Washington Metropolitan area. This brings a whole new consideration for home buyers pondering the best place to live. Here at the DC Luxury Collection, we strive to provide the most thorough picture possible, about the region, the trends, and of course, the luxury real estate marketplace.

This part of the country has a long history indeed, dating back to fur traders, colonial settlers, and early English land grants. Once primarily farmland, the establishment of the seat of federal government caused a ripple effect that continues to effect change, even today. The presence of government related businesses, the military, high-tech companies, finance and banking, top universities, medicine, the arts and sciences, media, hospitality, service sectors and more, are all part of a rich and diverse landscape resulting in high revenue, low unemployment, and a steady stream of new arrivals.

Time also plays an integral role in the luxury housing market. Take a drive around DC and surrounding areas and you’ll be treated to lovely historic districts and beautiful old buildings, as well as glittering condo towers and brand new custom built homes. From waterfront penthouses overlooking the Potomac River to suburban homes with swimming pools, there is no shortage of choices. As for architectural styles, Colonial Revival, Dutch, Victorian, Beaux-Arts, Tudor, Georgian, Mediterranean, Italian Villas, French Country, French Normandy, Cape Cod, Craftsman, Modern and Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern, Arts and Crafts, Spanish, Neoclassical, and Farmhouse are some of archetypes offered.

We hope you enjoy reading the content on this site, as well as searching through luxury listings that are also curated into specific categories. To learn more about luxury homes throughout the Washington Metropolitan region and to get the best professional advice, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Washington Metro and DMV?

A: The Washington Metropolitan area, also known by the acronym DMV, is comprised of Washington, DC and parts of Maryland and North Virginia.

Q: Where are the most expensive homes in Washington Metro?

A: It is hard to single any out one neighborhood as topping the list. However, McLean, VA, Alexandria, VA, Great Falls, VA, Georgetown, DC, Kalorama, DC, Spring Valley, DC, Bethesda, MD, and Potomac, MD, are a few of the most expensive real estate markets in the area.

Q: How old is Washington Metro?

A: There are numerous neighborhoods and areas dating back to 17th century land grants. The nation’s capital itself, was established in 1790.

Q: What is the Capital Beltway?

A: The Capital Beltway is a popular term for the I-495 highway, a 64-mile loop that encircles Washington, DC as well as many other parts of the DMV metropolitan region.

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