Here’s What $600,000 Buys in 5 DC Suburbs

Posted on Aug 09, 2022


Washington, DC is one of the more competitive real estate markets in the country thanks to a constant influx of government employees and other transplants relocating to the capital. According to Realtor, the median listing price for a DC home is now $625,000. 

If you’re new to the region - or simply looking for a new neighborhood to make your own - you might be curious as to what you get for your money depending on where you live. 

We've selected five Houwzer homes that are either for sale or recently sold in the neighborhoods and suburbs of Silver Spring, Riggs Park, Alexandria, Springfield, and Camp Springs.

Silver Spring, MD $615,000

  • Size: 1,872 square feet
  • Price per square foot: $329

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was completely remodeled in 2011, and now features beautiful hardwood floors, a fireplace, tall windows, and French door access to the backyard - the effect is a space that is both spacious and full of light. The fenced backyard with deck is perfect for puppy playtime, and the 2-door garage and basement ensure ample storage space.

Silver Spring is the perfect mix of urban and suburban living with quick access to DC that many people are searching for. It has a hip downtown area and has been rated #2 out of 192 cities in Maryland as the best suburb for young professionals. 


Riggs Park $599,000

  • Size: 1,392 square feet
  • Price per square foot: $430

This move-in ready home in Northeast DC offers the amenity many people are looking for within city limits: space. The 3 bed, 2 bath end-unit townhome comes with beautiful hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a fully furnished basement that has been converted into an expansive owner’s suite. A fenced-in backyard accessed through French doors ensures plenty of space for both a dog and BBQing with friends.

Riggs Park is a pleasant residential neighborhood. This up-and-coming area is a quick and direct metro ride to downtown DC - most people spend about a half hour commuting door-to-door. Locals praise it for its versatility, convenience, and easy parking.


Alexandria, VA $625,000

  • Size: 1,116 sq feet
  • Price per square foot: $560

This 2 bed, 2 bath condo is charmingly unique. An open living room with vaulted ceilings features a marble-surrounded wood-buring fireplace, chandelier, and access to the front balcony. The primary bedroom has a walk-in California closet, and the carpeted spiral staircase leads to a large lofted living area complete with built-in shelving and an oversized skylight. Included with the home is an assigned parking space in a secure garage.

Old Town, Alexandria has historical old-world charm coupled with endless modern drinking and farm-to-table dining options. Stroll brick-lined sidewalks to local boutiques, the waterfront, and live music events. Also worth a see is Alexandria’s West End: home to both beer brewers and BBQ joints, as well as the West End Farmers Market - perfect for getting seasonal produce.


Springfield, VA $620,000

  • Size: 2,584 sq ft
  • Price per square foot: $240

This 3 bed, 2 bath brick-front home features large, bright spaces and lots of natural wood finishings that adds a cozy feeling of home. The house comes with hardwood floors, a finished basement, and a well-equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances. The fenced-in backyard includes a patio area and numerous fruit trees. It’s easy to see how much a new homeowner could do with this space by putting their own special touch on it.

Springfield, VA is a suburb of Washington DC. Commuters can take the blue line straight to downtown, and many also commute to nearby Arlington and Alexandria. Parks, restaurants, and friendly neighbors make this an inviting place to live for a wide variety of residents.


Camp Springs,MD $624,990

  • Size: 4,507 square feet
  • Price per square foot: $139

With 4 beds, 4.5 baths, and over 4,000 square feet, you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck in Camp Springs, Maryland. Located on a cul-de-sac in a private community, this open floorplan house includes solar panels, a patio, and a deck as well (perfect for BBQs). A large, contemporary kitchen allows homeowners to get their chef on, while the basement recreation area is carpeted and comes pre-wired with speakers for those who want a media room.

This conveniently located suburb is right next to the Andrews Air Force Base (where locals often attend the air show and other performances) in addition to being a half hour commute via the Green line to DC.


For More Info on DC Suburbs

Thousands of people will move to DC and its surrounding suburbs this year. If you're new to the area - or new to certain neighborhoods and suburbs - there's a lot you don't know. Talking to an experienced local Realtor can make the process easier (and it's free - it's the seller who pays both agents' commissions!).

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