Kent, a historic enclave in Northwest Washington DC

The Washington Post\”s writer Amanda Abrams called me on a story she was writing  about my neighborhood of Kent, which is an historic enclave in Northwest Washington DC.  She included some of my comments and research on property sales.

She wrote\” These days, the farmhouses are all gone, but the area retains an unconventional atmosphere that’s heavily influenced by its architectural variety and the presence of the wooded Battery Kemble Park, which is a haven for sledders in the winter.\”  She did not include that the highest price home currently on the market is across the street from my mid century modern home at $19,500,000 for six acres. (see above)

“It’s a very highly desired family neighborhood,” says Connie Carter, a real estate agent with Washington Fine Properties and a longtime resident.

You can follow the whole story here \”Kent, a historic enclave in Northwest Washington DC,


Amanda Abrams  – Kent has two personalities — 1930s and ’40s center-hall Colonials, above, on the west side, and in some cases, modern houses to the east.

Here are some facts about Kent, Washington DC.

ZIP CODE: 20016


BOUNDARIES: Loughboro Road to the north, Battery Kemble Park to the east and MacArthur Boulevard to the west.

HOME SALES: According to Connie Carter, a real estate agent with Washington Fine Properties, 31 homes have sold in Kent over the past year at an average sales price of $1.7 million. Eleven homes are currently on the market or under contract.

SCHOOLS: Key Elementary, Hardy Middle and Wilson High.

TRANSIT: The closest Metro station is Tenleytown on the Red Line, more than a mile away. Buses serving MacArthur Boulevard run to Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Battery Kemble Park, MacArthur Boulevard shops, C&O Canal, Potomac River, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Little Falls Park, American University.

WITHIN 15 MINUTES BY CAR: Georgetown University, Tenleytown, Cleveland Park, Spring Valley Shopping Center, Friendship Heights, Glen Echo Park, Clarendon.

If you\’re planning to buy or sell your home in Washington DC don\’t hesitate to give me a call.