“Mount Vernon Square is a city square in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.. It is located where the following streets would otherwise intersect: Massachusetts Avenue, New York Avenue, K Street, and 8th Street NW.
Mount Vernon Square is bounded on the east by 7th Street, N.W.; on the west by 9th Street, N.W.; on the north by Mount Vernon Place; and on the south by a two-block section of K Street that is slightly offset from the rest of K Street.
On the north side of the square is the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the largest building in the city. On the south side is the Techworld office development, and on the east, offices of National Public Radio. In the center of the square is the City Museum of Washington, D.C., which closed in November 2004 for lack of enough visitors. The white marble building, finished in 1903, was originally the District of Columbia Public Library, a gift of Andrew Carnegie. Washington’s Chinatown is centered two blocks to the south. The closest Metro station is Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. The giant marble Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church is another landmark.
Mount Vernon Square is also a Washington neighborhood and historic district, named for the adjacent city square, bounded by 9th Street N.W. on the west, 1st St and NJ Ave N.W. on the east, N Street N.W. on the north, and Massachusetts Avenue N.W. to the south.” – Wikipedia
Mt. Vernon Square is number 6 on Walk Score’s DC list and has an overall score of 95 (walker’s paradise).
REAL ESTATE STATS
20 homes for sale; 18 are condos
5 bank-listed foreclosures
Average price: $440,900
Median price: $409,900
Average days on market: 87
It turns out that all of the properties at or near the average/median prices are to-be-built condos, so I chose to feature a condo at a slightly higher price point. 456 M St. NW, #1 is listed at $499,000, has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1240 square feet, and has been on the market for 46 days. It’s described as having “dramatic, open spaces with soaring ceilings” and includes a renovated gourmet kitchen, spa baths, 2 fireplaces, hardwoods and a washer/dryer.
Walk score: 89 (very walkable)
Walk to: Starbucks (0.05 mi); Food USA (0.06 mi); Johnny’s Half-Shell (0.17 mi); National Mall (0.65 mi)
You can view the entire list of nearby attractions here.
Next up: No. 5, Foggy Bottom