Washington, DC

From an email:

Sunday, October 27th
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$20 in advance – who doesn’t love to save?
$25 the day of – more goes to Thrive
$50 Mi Casa es tu Casa (bonus home – see below!)

Register and Pay Here

CASA Crestwood is an annual neighborhood tour of homes raising funds for the prevention of homelessness in DC. Read more about the amazing organization you will be supporting by attending CASA Crestwood, Thrive DC. Read More


Guests enjoy an evening jazz show under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in 2016, the last year that the amphitheatre was open for the summer season. Image: NPS | Katy Cain

From a press release:

“Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the Crestwood Citizens Association on Sunday, July 14, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind party at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre.

The historic Carter Barron Amphitheatre is closed for repairs. However, this summer, party-goers will have the opportunity to step inside the gates of this important DC landmark. This event will celebrate the Crestwood neighborhood’s300th birthday and raise funds for Rock Creek Conservancy’s partnership with Rock Creek Park, including the organization’s community engagement efforts around the upcoming Carter Barron Amphitheatre revitalization.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore the legacy of the amphitheatre through games, crafts, and expert-led hikes while enjoying performances and music by local artists, including FAME Jazz band and Folger Shakespeare Theater, in the amphitheatre’s promenade. Read More


This rental is located at 16th and Colorado Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1800 / 800ft2 – Carriage House

A large unfurnished detached studio carriage house is available for immediate occupancy in NW DC.

The rent of $1800 includes all utilities. The apartment has a private gated entrance and street parking.

It is located a short walk from the bus line and directly across the street from Rock Creek Park. Read More


From an email:

“Tour of Homes to End Homelessness
Sunday, October 28th
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CASA Crestwood is an annual neighborhood tour of homes raising funds for the prevention of homelessness in DC, giving you the opportunity to scratch the itch and get inside some of the dreamy homes of Crestwood.

Read more about the amazing organization that you will be supporting by attending CASA Crestwood, Thrive DC.

$20 in advance – who doesn’t love to save?
$25 the day of – more goes to Thrive

Register and Pay Here


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 4834 Blagden Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Crestwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Crestwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,299,000. List Price at Contract: $1,299,000.
List Date: 6/7/2018
Days on Market: 44
Settled Sales Price: $1,200,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/30/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This is not the first Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) with a pool, although likely the first with a salt water pool. Read More


This rental is located at 17th and Webster Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1125 / 260ft2 – Two-room suite in sunny rowhouse, Dec. 1 (17th St NW & Webster)

The Details: A room + private study/sun room is available starting December first. The monthly rent is presently $1125 + utilities, which average $80 or less. We are currently renegotiating our lease but do not expect the total cost to rise much, if at all. The new lease will end in July 2019 and we are interested in a roommate committed to remaining until then.

The Rooms: The bedroom is 12.5′ x 12′ and the study/sun room is 10′ x 11′. Both rooms (which are connected) are spacious and sunny. The bathroom would be shared with one roommate and is located immediately outside the rooms.

The House: The large, airy house is located just north of Mt. Pleasant in a safe neighborhood surrounded by Rock Creek Park on 3 sides. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

Please be aware that there have been two broad-daylight break-ins in Brightwood and Crestwood within the past several days. In both cases homes were entered while someone was in the home. On Sunday on Underwood St in Brightwood around 10:30 AM a suspect climbed on top of an AC unit to enter through an 8′ high open window with a screen. On Tuesday around 2:30 PM on 18th St in Crestwood a suspect entered through an unlocked door. Read More


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