Welcome to Massachusetts Avenue Heights
Prestigious and affluent D.C. neighborhood, home to the National Cathedral
Located in Northwest Washington D.C., Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a quaint, prestigious neighborhood. The Washington National Cathedral occupies most of the neighborhood's acreage with a small slice of residential paradise wedged between Massachusetts Avenue and Garfield Street. There's a minimal number of homes in the area, making available real estate available a hot commodity.
Because of its proximity to several foreign embassies and its lucrative, expansive estates, Massachusetts Avenue Heights is one of the most desirable neighborhoods for Washington's most powerful elites. The neighborhood is full of D.C. landmarks, including the Vice President's Residence and the Naval Observatory. Anyone with a deep affection for our nation's history will love living so close to so many fascinating relics.
Homes in this area are among the most expensive and luxurious in the greater D.C. area. Listing prices range anywhere between $1-14 million, with the median list price sitting at $4.5 million. Most properties feature top-of-the-line amenities, sprawling lots, and intricate architectural features. The prices might be steep, but these unique, historic homes are worth every penny.
What to Love
Home to many National Monuments and landmarks.
Proximity to luscious parks and green space.
Easy access to nearby dining and shopping scenes.
People & Lifestyle
Massachusetts Avenue Heights residents are affluent individuals seeking luxury and privacy. This prestigious neighborhood (which is only a short drive from the White House) is ideal for established families looking for accessibility and convenience while still having space to sprawl out and relax in their opulent homes. Residents in the area tend to own their homes, and many are inherited from within family legacies.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
While Massachusetts Avenue Heights does not have a commercial and dining scene, residents have easy access to surrounding neighborhoods and all that D.C. offers. Residents have full access to the Open City on the Grounds of the National Cathedral and the National Cathedral Gift Shop. Most homeowners here appreciate the exclusivity and take great pride in the neighborhood's rich historical legacy.
Things to Do
While dining and retail opportunities are limited, Massachusetts Avenue Heights's residents have plenty of choices for various forms of entertainment, both outdoors and indoors.
Rock Creek Park
is an expansive urban park bisecting the Northwestern sector of D.C. Here residents can explore numerous hiking and running trails. Alongside its multi-use trails, Rock Creek also has a fascinating history and several notable monuments erected throughout its terrain.
Normanstone Trail is a local favorite. Dumbarton Oaks
is an excellent place for those looking to walk through beautiful gardens and see Byzantine and pre-Columbian art or take museum tours. Many residents also enjoy strolling the various embassies in the neighborhood to get a taste of world culture.
Massachusetts Avenue Heights is near several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
National Cathedral School, 4-12, private day school for girls.
St. Albans School, 4-12, independent day and boarding school for boys.