Asylera, Home Buyer in Washington, DC

Is the Brightwood neighborhood in DC a good location to purchase? It's close to Silver Spring and C.Heights.

Asked by Asylera, Washington, DC Mon Aug 20, 2007

There is some development in Brightwood, but I'm a bit nervous. Not as close to metro, but I read about the Great Streets initiative that is happening in northern Georgia Ave. Thoughts from realtors that know the city...thanks!

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Brightwood is great neighborhood to live and will only getting better.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 6, 2012
It's on many, many major bus routes and also between 16th St and Georgia Ave, which are both snow/emergency routes, meaning they are the first to get plowed when it snows. Public transportation is wonderful. There's even an express bus service going up and down 16th St and Georgia Ave during rush hour.

Brightwood is super close to Silver Spring, Petworth, Fort Totten, Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights and a quick drive or bus ride to Chevy Chase. What I like about it too is that it is so close to fabulous Rock Creek Park, so you are close to everything AND you have plenty of green space. Carter Barron has many free concerts in the summer, and there is the tennis tournament right there each year, plus tennis courts and an exercise course, too.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 21, 2012
This response is a bit late, but... Brightwood (as well as the adjoining neighborhood of Takoma Park, DC) is a terrific neighborhood! I refer to both communities because, at the boundary between zip codes 20011 (which contains most of Brightwood) and 20012 (which contains most of Takoma DC), both terms are used somewhat interchangeably.

Regardless of what you call it, the area has a ton to offer. If you want to be near the urban scene but like greenery and a neighborhood feel, this is a great place to make your home. Lots of houses in a variety of styles, easy proximity to grocery stores, parks and recreation (including tennis and swimming), public transportation including the Takoma Park metro, and of course the Sunday Farmer's Market in downtown Takoma Park, MD. Also quick access to the shops and nightlife of Silver Spring, MD as well as Columbia Heights, U St., etc. in DC. Lastly, if you want to be able to get into or out of the city easily, you've got major transportation corridors offered by nearby Georgia Ave., 16th St., New Hampshire Ave., Military Road, East-West Highway, etc. Definitely check it out!
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