4517 Illinois Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20011

Petworth: A Community of Friendly Neighbors & Front Porches

You seek the quiet and community of a neighborhood alongside the vibrancy and excitement of big-city living. Maybe you work Downtown but don’t care for crowded streets, for nighttime noise or the anonymity of strangers passing by along the sidewalk. Maybe you simply love the thought of scenic roads lined in leafy green, of a walkable and friendly community where neighbors wave from front porches and call out their greetings as you enjoy an afternoon walk through the neighborhood. Maybe what appeals most to you is a charming corner of DC that truly feels like… home. Maybe, you’re searching for Petworth and don’t even know it.

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Spotlights of Petworth

commercial corridor

Georgia Ave

This main business corridor of Petworth houses a diverse blend of eateries ranging from Ethiopian to Salvadoran, as well as plenty of local businesses, a brand-new Safeway, and residential homes.

historic site

Lincoln's Cottage

Once, President Lincoln used this magnificent manor as a respite from the city. Here, he’d visit with wounded soldiers at the neighboring Armed Forces Retirement Home. Today, it’s a lovely museum.

charming shopfronts

"The Block"

Upshur Street, or “The Block”, is a quaint and vibrant commercial district of quirky shops, restaurants, and vintage boutiques. Enjoy ethnic cuisine, a literary bar, and charming historic shopfronts.

What You'll Love in Petworth

With so many great DC neighborhoods from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Petworth.

local celebrations and festivities

The "Front Porch" Culture

Take a stroll down your street and call out a greeting to the neighbors as they relax on their front porches. Wave hello to passers-by as you sip your morning coffee just outside your front door. Take the dog or the kids for a walk to the local park. Petsworth is a neighborhood that truly feels like a connected community of friendly, caring neighbors. And there are lots of free events to enjoy throughout the year, like the Petworth Jazz Project music series at the park, the Celebrate Petworth Festival, the Upshur Street Art and Craft Fair, or the regular Petworth Community Markets.

shops, restaurants, and drinks

So Many Things to Enjoy

Enjoy the small-town charm that comes with life in Petworth. Spend the day enjoying a book sale or event at the favorite Petworth Library. Visit the Petworth Recreation Center for some outdoor recreation or a free summer jazz concert on the lawn. Sip cocktails while you read at the Petworth Citizen & Reading Room literary bar, or shop books next door at Upshur Street Books. Enjoy happy hour specials or plenty of beer selections at Red Derby or DC Reynolds. And don’t forget to try out all the favorite flavors of Petworth—like the Southern cuisine of The Hitching Post, the Scandinavian eats of Domku Bar, the fresh roasts at Qualia Coffee or delicious French bistro cuisine at Chez Billy.

many home options

A Diverse Selection of Homes

You’ll find a lot of different types of homes throughout Petworth, some more affordable than others. Particularly in the southern portion of the community, you’ll come across quite a few multifamily buildings and new condos, and scattered throughout the neighborhood you’ll find a few single-family homes. The primary home style is the quaint two-story rowhouse, most with those big, neighborly front porches.

Petworth Attractions

Petworth at a Glance

Getting Around

Metro Stations: Petworth Station (Green, Yellow)
Metrobus: Run Georgia Ave to Downtown and Silver Spring
Other: Walkable, bikable
Distance from Downtown: 3 miles


Population: 20,330
Zip Code: 20010, 20011
Size: .91 sq mi
Median Home Price: $639,000

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