Petworth

Friendly neighborhood where residents truly enjoy living
Petworth was voted as DC's champion of the 2016 Curbed Cup, which rated the top 16 neighborhoods in DC. However, residents believe it's more than a just a neighborhood; Petworth is a community. It is a great place for a relaxing nightlife with its upcoming bars and restaurants such as the Hitching Post or El Limeno and a historic weekend at the Lincoln Cottage and Rock Creek Cemetery.

The library offers many free classes and opportunities for civiv engagement. New restaurants like Upshur Street and Qualia are becoming top spots. Bottom line here is that Petworth is an active community with loyal residents.
What Petworth Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.4
amenities
6.0
social
6.5
management
6.5
safety
6.1
Median rents in Petworth
Studio
$
1,405
1 Bedroom
$
2,339
2 Bedroom
$
2,499

Living in
Petworth

Exciting
Walkable
Strong Sense Of Community
Highly Recommended
Little Sketch Sometimes
Low Rent Costs
Great Bars And Restaurants
Unsafe
Convenient Commute
Noise At Times
Petworth — 6.6/10 Rating (based on 5 neighborhood reviews)
Petworth is in transition between a slightly run-down forgotten neighborhood and awesome! While that's kind of a mixed bag in terms of housing quality, safety, things to do, etc. we find it very exciting. There are a few little playgrounds in the neighborhood and we enjoyed taking walks anywhere and everywhere - the zoo is less than an hour's walk away if you're feeling really adventurous! It seems like a new local business pops up every few weeks, the library has plenty of great programming, the neighborhood has a strong sense of community - highly recommend to a roommate group that wants to share a big row house, families with younger kids, and those who want to live in a quirky always-changing part of the city.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Three Tree Flats
Petworth/Columbia Heights has a large Salvadorian population that give the area a lot of character. There are a good number of underrated, low key bars within walking distance.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Twin Oaks Apartments
I know it's not the safest of places yet but if you possess any street smarts, you won't be bothered. Keep your eyes open, don't walk late alone, etc.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Swift Petworth
a little sketch sometimes - homeless guys yell at me almost every night, and there are plenty of drug deals happening on the corners. Steadily being overtaken by hipsters and the rent's pretty cheap, plus you can walk to a lot of good bars and restaurants.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Swift Petworth
Living close to a metro station is great for the commute. We also live right next door to Safeway. But it's on Georgia Ave which often feels like a highway in the mornings and cars zoom by at 40miles and hour and often runs the red lights. We also live right next to a Wendy's so I can hear drunk people's after the club food orders at 1am. There is a lot of noise at all times of the night.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Three Tree Flats


Getting to Know
Petworth

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: Arkansas Ave NW to Rock Creek Church Rd NW
North to South Boundary: Emerson St NW to Spring Rd NW
dining
Chez Billy
Crane & Turtle
Stellas PopKern
grocery
Safeway
Safeway
Yes! Organic Market
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Petworth includes zip codes 20011 and 20010
Rent vs Own
42
%
of Petworth residents are renters
Driving to Work
50
%
of Petworth residents drive to work
New Construction
3
%
of housing units in Petworth have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
79
%
<20 units
12
%
20-49 units
9
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
20
%
18 - 34
26
%
35 - 54
29
%
55+
25
%
Unit Mix
5
%
Studio
26
%
1 Bed
17
%
2 Bed
52
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
58
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
3
%
Unemployed
8
%
Retired
22
%

Best Apartments
in Petworth


Studio $1,310
1 Bed $1,662

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1 Bed $2,360
2 Beds $2,580

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2 Beds $1,995

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1 Bed $1,650
2 Beds $2,500

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