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Burleith Community Guide Real Estate A beautiful, residential neighborhood perfect for couples and families!

Updated 4/21/2023

History and Flavor

The small, entirely residential Burleith neighborhood is bordered by 35th Street NW to the east, the historic Georgetown district to the south, Whitehaven Park to the north, and Glover Archbold Park to the west. The neighborhood is home to the famous Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Washington International School.

The Huidekoper family came into ownership of the land that Burleith sat on in 1996. Most of the land was woods and fields with a few buildings during their time. In 1922 the Huidekopers sold the land to Shannon and Luchs, Inc, who decided to develop the land and target middle-class families.  The homes ranged in price from $9,000 to about $13,500. 

The homes are not typical Victorian-style homes in most of Washington, DC. Instead, they have corners anchored by boxy brick houses with peaked roofs. Most are connected by modest two-story row houses with long, sloping roofs. The facades vary in color and material. The front gardens are beautifully well-maintained.

To the west of Burleith is a gated community called Hillandale. Many consider this a separate neighborhood, but it is technically part of Burleith. 


Music & Parks

  • Dumbar Concerts  A music, arts, and education organization founded in 1979 that brings live music to DC. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination must be presented to attend concerts.
  • Georgetown Piano Bar– a basement-level venue with well-versed piano men, sing-alongs & cocktails named for musical legends.
  • Blues Alley Club– Jazz & blues junkies get up close & personal with headline acts at this intimate club with food.
  • The Berliner– Industrial-style space with garage doors offering German street food & a rotating craft beer list. (Closed as of this writing for extensive renovation–check website).
  • Book Hill Park– New brick sidewalks and a new lawn can be found at the top of the hill. Home of the 4th of July Doggie Parade.
  • Dunbar Oaks Park– A 27-acre park formerly part of the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown. Here you’ll find a great space for recreation among the meadows, woodlands, wildflowers, paths, ponds, and constructed waterfalls. 
  • Glover Archbold ParkJust a 5-minute walk can take you from the city into the middle of the woods. Wooded trails are great for exercise and dog walking.
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park– This park links 225 miles of parkland along the Potomac River, from Cumberland, MD to Mount Vernon, VA. Here you’ll find a labyrinth, a fountain, and beautiful gardens.


Popular Shopping and Eats

  • Cady’s Alley Outdoor shopping destination with high-end retailers offering home furnishings, clothing & jewelry in the heart of Georgetown.
  • Shop Made In D.C.Home to nearly 5,000 made in DC products, including apothecary, apparel, art, furniture, jewelry, home decor, and stationery.
  • LiLi The First– A home for a select group of designers worldwide who create amazingly unique women’s fashions.
  • Everard’s Clothing– Upscale retailer selling men’s & women’s apparel, including dresses, suits & shoes.
  • E– Eclectic eatery on the university campus has sushi, hibachi, a salad bar, pizza & more, plus TV sports.
  • Janti Cafe– Offering a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, plus savory and sweet food options. Visit our Turkish market upstairs.
  • Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar– Rustic spot features traditional French fare downstairs, plus a wine bar upstairs. Proof of vaccination required.
  • Cafe Divan– Refined Turkish cuisine & wine served in a modern space at the tip of a flatiron building.


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Median Home Value

$1,300,000 as of 2023

Renters: 28%

Owners: 72%


Population  3,163

Median household income –  $180,279

Median age: 35

Families with children – 19%

High school diploma or equivalent – 1%

College Degree: 99%

70% White

10% Hispanic

9% African American

8% Asian

3% Other