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Hear that? Exactly. Sirens, honking, and late night revelers won't bother homeowners in these abodes on one-block streets. The city may owe their existence to the engineering hand of Pierre L'Enfant, but nestled among the planned numbered and lettered streets and the diagonally-designed avenues creating those oh-so-fun multi-pronged intersections are little oases of city calm. Many of these one-block streets started as alleys that became streets in their own right. These one-block streets are sometimes called "places" (Duncan Place, Morton Place, etc.) and for the local nerd who needs to know all there is to DC's street naming conventions, these "places" start with the same letter as the lettered-street immediately to the south. These pockets allow neighbors to host impromptu block parties since the street isn't a thoroughfare. And parking is much easier because many people don't even know they exist.


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1. $425,000

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215 Morgan Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

This is the lot. See how deep it is? Lots of potential here.

2. $460,000

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447 Ridge Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Profiled before, this two month old listing on Ridge Street is a two bedroom condo originally asking $540,000. The price has been chopped.

3. $525,000

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40 Hanover Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

A completely remodeled three bedroom "rental gem" is located close to NY Ave Metro but away from all the hustle and bustle.

4. $550,000

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201 Morgan Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

On the corner of not one but two very short streets, this unique 3 bedroom townhouse wants you to know it has 25 windows. And the roof is only a baby at 1 year old.

5. $559,900

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637 Morton Place Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

It's certainly booming on H Street. Located relatively close to the action, the two bedroom Victorian has plenty to offer at a decent price point.

6. $699,900

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1228 Duncan Place Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

With a kitchen to die for, the Capitol Hill home is blocks from plenty of hot spots. But with an Old World interior like this, why go anywhere else?

7. $725,000

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500 Groff Court Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

The Cap Hill home is anything but "typical". Located in an end-unit in "a private mews", which are residences converted from stables, the three bedroom, three bath home is perfect for a Capitol Hill power couple.

8. $1,350,000

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930 Hughes Mews Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

This West End modern abode hasn't had any takers in the last 80 days. With more bathrooms than bedrooms (4 to 3), this owner-architect knew how to design with style.

9. $2,195,000

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2022 Hillyer Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and elegance galore. Whether pretending this is an elaborate set of a old-timey movie or entertaining the area's movers and shakers, there's plenty of taste and space here.

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1. $425,000

215 Morgan Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

This is the lot. See how deep it is? Lots of potential here.

215 Morgan Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

2. $460,000

447 Ridge Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Profiled before, this two month old listing on Ridge Street is a two bedroom condo originally asking $540,000. The price has been chopped.

447 Ridge Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

3. $525,000

40 Hanover Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

A completely remodeled three bedroom "rental gem" is located close to NY Ave Metro but away from all the hustle and bustle.

40 Hanover Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

4. $550,000

201 Morgan Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

On the corner of not one but two very short streets, this unique 3 bedroom townhouse wants you to know it has 25 windows. And the roof is only a baby at 1 year old.

201 Morgan Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

5. $559,900

637 Morton Place Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

It's certainly booming on H Street. Located relatively close to the action, the two bedroom Victorian has plenty to offer at a decent price point.

637 Morton Place Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

6. $699,900

1228 Duncan Place Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

With a kitchen to die for, the Capitol Hill home is blocks from plenty of hot spots. But with an Old World interior like this, why go anywhere else?

1228 Duncan Place Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

7. $725,000

500 Groff Court Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

The Cap Hill home is anything but "typical". Located in an end-unit in "a private mews", which are residences converted from stables, the three bedroom, three bath home is perfect for a Capitol Hill power couple.

500 Groff Court Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

8. $1,350,000

930 Hughes Mews Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037

This West End modern abode hasn't had any takers in the last 80 days. With more bathrooms than bedrooms (4 to 3), this owner-architect knew how to design with style.

930 Hughes Mews Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

9. $2,195,000

2022 Hillyer Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and elegance galore. Whether pretending this is an elaborate set of a old-timey movie or entertaining the area's movers and shakers, there's plenty of taste and space here.

2022 Hillyer Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20009