GW UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CONDOS

Graduate with a degree and home equity.

Graduating George Washington U is a major milestone in life. So is making your first real estate investment. Combine them to give yourself the best start in adult life.

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GW UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CONDOS

GW University Condos, Towns & Rowhouses

Considering a condo, townhome or rowhouse purchase for your George Washington University student? In addition to earning a degree, they’ll build equity, creditworthiness, and take a major step toward financial independence, all while saving money on student housing.

homes for sale in Foggy Bottom

Get To Know Foggy Bottom

HISTORY & CULTURE

One of the District of Columbia’s very first neighborhoods, Foggy Bottom has seen a lot of change and changed a lot with it. Originally part of “Hamburgh”, the neighborhood became known as “Funktown” for its German developer Jacob Funk. Later, the village was nicknamed “Foggy Bottom” for its location on low elevation, swampy land near the Potomac river that generated fog, and industrial pollution.
GW University moved to Foggy Bottom in 1912, but didn’t give the little neighborhood much of a boost back then. In fact, it had to close for over a month in 1918 during the Spanish Flu epidemic. But from 1950 when The Watergate delivered, to 1970, Foggy Bottom got a major makeover. More luxury co-ops and apartments were built, and the neighborhood’s population became more affluent. Foggy Bottom–GWU Kennedy Center opened on July 1, 1977.

Happily, Foggy Bottom survived its mid-1800s identity as an industrial and brewery village to become a vibrant, charming university neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Attributes

Students, long-time historic district residents, Whole Foods shoppers, and those taking in the shows and activities at The Kennedy Center, plus a lot of GW Hospital activity. Never boring.

Lifestyle

Only 3 acres in size, mostly walkable, Foggy Bottom is occupied by GW University, a small retail district, Metro station, The John F Kennedy Center, the Watergate complex, Renwick Gallery, Einstein Memorial, the Potomac riverfront trail of Rock Creek Park, the State Department, IMF and World Bank, along with the Embassies of Brazil, Argentine, Bahamas, and the House of Sweden. Great variety packed into a small neighborhood, which shares borders with West End, Georgetown and Capitol Hill.

Foggy Bottom Real Estate Market

Foggy Bottom offers a mix of cooperative, condominium and single family home options for university students. Make an investment in one of the strongest real estate markets in the country as you continue your education.

The homes in Foggy Bottom range from those mid-century multifamily buildings to the ultra-charming rowhouses in The Foggy Bottom Historic District, and delightfully quirky 19th century alley homes in Snow’s Court and Hughes Mews. Little to no new condo construction in Foggy Bottom.

Foggy Bottom Condos

2600 Pennsylvania
Bader
Barclay House
Bon Wit Plaza
Carriage House
Chancellor
Claridge House
Foggy Bottom House
Griffin
Jefferson House
Monroe House

Plaza
Boston House
Letterman House
Potomac Overlook
Potomac Plaza
Potomac Plaza Terraces
President
Swarthmore
Watergate (East, South & West)
Westhaven

Foggy Bottom Condo Values

CONDO BENEFITS

  • Price point
  • Low Maintenance Effort
  • Lock & Leave
  • In-building Amenities
  • Wider range of floor plans
  • Parking (per building)

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FOGGY BOTTOM  CONDO | MEDIAN PRICE

Price Range
1-2 BR Condos & CoOps
$300k-$2.9M

Average prices for one bedroom condos range from $229,000. to $795,000. Prices vary according to location, floor level, view, building age and amenities, square footage, included parking and storage. Average condo fees range from $325.00 per month to $1,400.00 depending on the location, age, amenities and size of the building(s). Two bedroom condos are priced up to just under $3M, with condo fees based on square footage up to $6,030. per month with the value provisions. CoOps fall into similar pricing categories, with monthly fees that include property taxes, underlying mortgage in some cases, and typically some maintenance.

Foggy Bottom Towns & Rowhouses

TOWNS & ROWS BENEFITS

  • Higher resale value than condos on average for same square footage
  • Land value
  • Greater autonomy in updating, maintenance
  • No common elements to pay for if you don’t use them
  • More freedom to rent long-term and short-term
  • Potential for expansion
  • Faster equity build

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FOGGY BOTTOM TOWNS & ROWS | MEDIAN PRICE

Price Range
1-3 BR Towns & Rows
$619k-$2.850M

Prices for towns and rowhouses range from $619,000. to $2,850,000. Prices vary according to location, dwelling and lot size, age and condition, and parking.

Foggy Bottom Alternatives

CONVENIENT TO GW U

  • West End
  • Georgetown
  • Dupont Circle
  • The Wharf SW

These neighborhoods offer affordable options for students buying condominiums and fee simple homes.

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We’ve been through it ourselves, so we understand what parents and students want in neighborhood attributes, home features, price points and transportation choices.

We’re aware that parents have particular concerns about everything from their child’s safety to return on investment. Take advantage of our experience and let us acquaint you and your student with the DC real estate market.

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