Real estate agents and their clients apparently really like Mount Pleasant.
They seem to like it so much that real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that the neighborhood is the “hottest” part of the District for homebuyers in 2016, placing it at No. 5 on the company’s national list of “hot” locales for people looking to own homes.
In D.C., Mount Pleasant ousted 16th Street Heights and the Woodridge-Fort Lincoln area to sit atop the rankings. Nationwide, Mount Pleasant fell between Hyde Park in Austin, Texas, and Midtown in Ventura, Calif.
What makes a neighborhood sizzle?
Generally speaking, it’s based on “access to public transit, affordability and charm,” according to Redfin. More specifically, it’s derived from “the most recent growth we’ve seen in page views and favorites on Redfin.com” and conversations the company has had with its agents.
Redfin agent Rory Obletz had this to say:
“Mount Pleasant has it all. The charming, Wardman-style townhomes tend to be larger than rowhouses in other parts of the city, and most have alley access with parking. The neighborhood has great tree cover and highly-ranked schools, offers retail on Mt. Pleasant Street, is next to Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo. It feels tucked away, but offers travel options for commuters via Rock Creek Parkway, bus routes and relatively easy access to the Columbia Heights Metro station. The market has been hot for the past few years and it shows no signs of slowing down. Bidding wars are the standard.”
Do you think Mount Pleasant is really the hottest area for D.C. homebuyers? You can weigh in through the poll and in the comments. If you don’t think Mount Pleasant is all that hot, tell us which neighborhood you think is hotter.