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Here Are the Best Family-Friendly Neighborhoods in D.C.

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The CubeSmart blog recently listed these nine neighborhoods as the most family-friendly in the city: Georgetown, Glover Park, the Palisades, Dupont Circle, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Capitol Hill, American University Park, and Spring Valley. While all of these neighborhoods are good choices with highly ranked schools and lively neighborhoods, each of them suffer from one major flaw: they are all very, very expensive. A majority of the neighborhoods on the list have median sale prices that go into the millions. In the list, the Palisades/Spring Valley area has the highest median sale price with $1.4 million, while Glover Park has the lowest with a median sale price of $370,000. For the families in the D.C. area who aren't able to spend a pretty penny for just any ol' house, see what neighborhoods Curbed DC recommends below.

Brightwood
Median Sale Price: $512,000
Walk Score: 75
Nearest Metro: Takoma Metro Station (Red Line)
What to Expect: Quaint, rowhouses, feels like a small town in a big city

Brookland
Median Sale Price: $548,500
Walk Score: 71
Nearest Metro: Brookland-CUA Metro Station (Red Line)
What to Expect: Growing with new restaurants and retail options, diversity, artsy

Hillcrest
Median Sale Price: $269,000
Walk Score: 56
Nearest Metro: Eastern Market Metro Station (Blue Line)
What to Expect: Boxy Colonial homes, lack of retail options, suburban, quiet

Michigan Park
Median Sale Price: $449,000
Walk Score: 51
Nearest Metro: Fort Totten Metro Station (Red Line)
What to Expect:

Petworth

Median Sale Price: $565,000
Walk Score: 82
Nearest Metro: Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro Station (Green Line)
What to Expect: Diversity, close-knit community

Takoma

Median Sale Price: $410,000
Walk Score: 69
Nearest Metro: Takoma Metro Station (Red Line)
What to Expect: Large yards, tree-lined streets, lack of amenities and restaurants

Woodridge
Median Sale Price: $461,000
Walk Score: 55
Nearest Metro: Rhode Island Metro Station (Red Line)
What to Expect: Quiet, suburban, detached houses
· 9 Best D.C. Neighborhoods for Families [CubeSmart]
· Mapping Washington, D.C.'s Neighborhoods By Hipsters, Yuppies, Families, and More [Curbed DC]
· Mapping the Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Rent in Washington, D.C. Right Now [Curbed DC]