PETWORTH

PETWORTH

A close-knit residential neighborhood with lots to explore and great restaurants along Upshur

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Welcome to Petworth

A vibrant modern neighborhood with a rich history.


 
Originally the name of a 205-acre country estate, the modern-day Petworth community truly began to take shape with the expansion of Washington’s streetcar network in the 1900s.
 
This lively neighborhood is characterized by distinctive Washingtonian brick row houses constructed in the 1920s and ’30s, while the hilltop Lincoln Cottage remains a proud reminder of the area’s rich role in American history.
 
 

THE NEIGHBORS

A real sense of neighborliness and a close-knit community spirit.
 
While it’s best known to outsiders for the historic Lincoln Cottage, residents of modern Petworth enjoy a wonderful sense of community that makes this an ideal place for laying down roots.
 
Community events are organized throughout the year, with many catering to visitors of all ages. Celebrate Petworth is an annual highlight, with a range of vendors and exhibitors including performance artists, live muralists, chic clothing boutiques, and an enduringly-popular Kids Zone.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Understand sophistication and urban style.
 
Petworth is something of a hidden gem among DC neighborhoods, featuring an outstanding mix of businesses and attractions.
 
Petworth’s culinary scene is a foodie’s delight, with some of DC’s premier eateries tucked away within the neighborhood. The intimate “New Japanese”-style Himitsu and Timber Pizza Co. were both ranked among Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants in America” for 2017
 
 

THE LIFESTYLE

The stage for numerous thrilling year-round events.
 

With its eclectic offering of restaurants and boutique shops, as well as parks and bike paths, Petworth combines the excitement of city living with suburban tranquility.

 

The neighborhood’s seasonal events calendar is packed with diverse entertainment, from the Petworth Jazz Project that brings free music to the neighborhood each May, to the Upshur Handmade Art & Craft Festival that features a varied array of street performer and craft vendors each December.

 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

Chain stores and humdrum grocery shopping.
 
Even everyday activities like grocery shopping can be an interesting experience in Petworth. The weekly Petworth Market is a neighborhood highlight. Along with a farmer’s market offering delicious fresh produce, you’ll find an exciting lineup of live music performances and cooking demonstrations, along with enticing foods prepared by some of the neighborhood’s finest eateries.
 
 

THE MARKET

Stately Washingtonian brick row houses and chic modern single-family homes.
 
While many of the city’s iconic brick row houses can be found in Petworth, nowadays, the neighborhood is also home to a host of elegant townhouses and newly-constructed luxury condos.
 

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

The Petworth Community Market.
 

There are few places that encapsulate Petworth’s distinct blend of history, sense of community, and modern sophistication better than Petworth Market. Along with the fresh produce you’d expect of a weekly farmer’s market, the Market also features a lineup of live music performances and cooking demonstrations, in addition to a sampling of foods prepared by some of the neighborhood’s finest eateries.
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Living in a book lover’s paradise.
 
Upshur Street Books is one of DC’s finest book stores, offering an extensive collection of locally-focused work. One of Petworth’s most unique attractions is the Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, where guests can enjoy a good book while sampling an inventive cocktail.

Overview for PETWORTH, DC

18,907 people live in PETWORTH, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $56,693. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

18,907

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$56,693

Average individual Income

Around PETWORTH, DC

There's plenty to do around PETWORTH, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

94
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
92
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
68
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including 5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge, The Freshmobile, and Capitol Kettle Corn.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.95 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.98 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.49 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.75 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for PETWORTH, DC

PETWORTH has 7,584 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in PETWORTH do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,907 people call PETWORTH home. The population density is 31,455.535 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

18,907

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

52.21 / 47.78%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,584

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$56,693

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in PETWORTH, DC

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby PETWORTH. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Raymond Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
E.L. Haynes PCS - Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
West Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Barnard Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Powell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Roosevelt STAY High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
E.L. Haynes PCS - High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Breakthrough Montessori PCS
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
MacFarland Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Center City PCS - Petworth
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5

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