On the Market in Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Real Estate
Guide to Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant is a small residential neighborhood located east of Rock Creek River in Washington, DC. This northwestern community is a melting pot of not only diverse people but also eclectic housing options. Although primarily residential, it’s walking distance to Adams Morgan’s night life and the proximity to the National Zoo makes it an attractive place to live.
North of Adams Morgan
Mount Pleasant is surrounded by Irving Street to the south, Rock Creek to the west, 16th Street to the east and Piney Branch Park to the north. Adams Morgan borders just south of the neighborhood, Forest Hills/Van Ness is to the west, Columbia Heights to the east and Crestwood/16th Street Heights to the north.
A U.S. Historic District
This small neighborhood is also on the list of U.S National Register of Historic Places, and for good reason. The town was the first streetcar suburb in the District of Columbia—something that is slowly becoming more realizable throughout the rest of the District.
Don’t Need the Metro
Mount Pleasant doesn’t have a neighborhood metro station, but a 10 to 15-minute walk will take you to the Columbia Heights station. This metro stop services the Green and Yellow lines. The Metrobus also runs through Mount Pleasant and neighboring communities. These lines include the 42, 43, H3, H4, H8, and W47.
There isn’t much traffic and on-street parking is easy to find, however, if you’re a homeowner you might not always find spaces on your block. The town is also very close to the George Washington Parkway, I-66, and I-395.
Colorful Row Houses
Throughout different sections of the neighborhood you can find ornate roof lines painted with bright, attractive colors. Some of these row houses are also subdivided into one or two apartments. This aspect of the neighborhood brings about a unique mixture of students, professionals, and families. More towards the west of the community you can find buildings offering rental apartments, condominiums, and cooperatives.
A great thing about living in Mount Pleasant is its convenient location to Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. One great spot just east of the neighborhood is two-time Cupcake Wars winner Doron Petersan’s bakery shop, Sticky Fingers. This is a delectable delight for those with a sweet tooth. This surprisingly vegan bakery/cafe not only serves cupcakes and pastries, but sandwiches as well. A classic choice would be the tuna melt.
Haydee’s Restaurant is a great local spot. This festive Mexican cantina offers great classics like the shrimp and steak fajitas. You will most likely encounter a live music show or a DJ’d dance party depending on when you show up. Radius Pizza and Tonic are also notable mentions, with Tonic’s tater tots a local favorite. Moreover, some popular spots for the younger crowd include Marx Cafe and The Raven Grill which has been serving drinks since 1935.
Pandas and Rock Creek
One of the neighborhoods great amenities is the Saturday farmer’s market. This producer-only market is a weekly event held from May until December. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors while checking out some local food and homegrown crafted products. The National Zoo is also a free attraction. This zoological park is just west of Rock Creek and is one of the oldest zoos in the United States and home to popular, giant pandas.
The Rosemount Center sits on Rosemount Avenue and is an English and Spanish early childhood education center. The center focuses on preschool children, infants, and the neighborhood’s neediest toddlers. It also provides programs for pregnant women. Bancroft Elementary School is further down on Newton Street and provides education for Pre-K to sixth grade.
The Western Ridge Trail is an overlooked trail running along the western end of the neighborhood. This mostly dirt trail is great for runners and hikers. It’s also interconnected with the Rock Creek Park trail and many other, smaller trails found veering off into different paths.
Overall, Mount Pleasant is a mixture of different cultures and a variety of colorful, classic row homes. The combination of the growing popularity and decent priced homes makes this area an interesting option for homebuyers looking to invest in the northwestern region of D.C.
Real Estate Market Stats
Basic Stats Overview
Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 9/23/2017
|Homes for Sale||13||+15.4%||+61.5%|
|Solds: 90 Day||23||-26.1%||-21.7%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||100.19%||-1.4%||-1.8%|
|90 Day Sold||$851,291||-17.7%||+0.1%|
|90 Day Sold||$740,000||-15.1%||-26.0%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||20.35||+10.0%||+38.6%|
|Homes for Sale||1||N/A||N/A|
|Solds: 90 Day||2||-50.0%||0.0%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||94.39%||-3.3%||-7.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,113,750||-55.6%||+59.1%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,113,750||-40.5%||+59.1%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||36.50||+33.3%||+87.7%|
|Homes for Sale||6||0.0%||+66.7%|
|Solds: 90 Day||13||-46.2%||-53.8%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||101.23%||-1.8%||-0.9%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,057,631||-1.4%||+1.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,051,000||+0.1%||0.0%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||18.92||+7.7%||+25.7%|
|Homes for Sale||6||+16.7%||+50.0%|
|Solds: 90 Day||8||+12.5%||+25.0%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||100.07%||+0.2%||-0.0%|
|90 Day Sold||$450,375||-10.5%||+22.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$385,000||+2.6%||+8.6%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||18.63||+3.4%||+46.3%|
What does the most expensive home in Mount Pleasant look like?
1740 PARK RD NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20010
How about the least expensive?
3122 17TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20010
1821 NEWTON NW #2, WASHINGTON, DC 20010
How Much is Available?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active Inventory
The number of Mount Pleasant homes listed for sale. Lower inventory favors sellers in negotiations.
How Many Months of Inventory?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Months Inventory
The number of homes listed for sale in Mount Pleasant divided by the number of homes sold in one month. Higher inventory favors buyers.
More Actives or More Pendings?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active/Pending Ratio
Ratio of homes in Mount Pleasant listed for sale versus those under contract. The lower the number, the hotter the market.
Are Sellers Negotiating?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, List/Sold Ratio
Shows a comparison between the final sales price of homes sold in Mount Pleasant versus their list price.
What is Average?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Average Sale Price (90 Days)
Average list price of homes for sale in Mount Pleasant
How Fast Are They Selling?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Days on Market (Sold Listings 90 Days)
Average days from Listing Date to Sold Date for Mount Pleasant homes that sold in the past 90 days.
Gotta love these cheap-eats in Mt. Pleasant. This no-frills, friendly & family-owned place is good for a quick meal or carryout. Carnivores will be very happy here but there’s plenty for non-meat eaters too.
Looking for really fresh produce and baked goods? Check out the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in Lamont Park from 9 AM to 1 PM. They’ve got everything: fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and flowers. And everything was grown/made in the region, so you can feel good about supporting local food. The vendors are all friendly and helpful – providing recipes, storage tips, detailed explainations of their production processes and more. The market supports low income residents in our community by accepting WIC and donating food to local organizations that serve those in need. And everything you buy there is just plain amazing.