The Palisades

Located Near Battery Kemble Park and the Potomac

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Welcome to the Suburbs — Almost

The Palisades is an established neighborhood nestled in the gently rolling hills of Northwest Washington, DC. Bounded by the Potomac River and MacArthur Boulevard, this neighborhood blends the convenience of DC living with the comforts of tree-filled suburbs.

Along MacArthur Boulevard is the neighborhood's "downtown," a small collection of colorful shopfronts, boutique restaurants like Et Voila! and Sweet Agave Bar & Grill, and an array of professional services. 

Closer to the Potomac River are the neighborhood's hidden gems, including two recreation centers, several parks with playgrounds, a boathouse with rentable kayaks, the Capital Crescent Trail, and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath. The Glass Forest, an eclectic display of wooden sculptures and hanging mosaics in the middle of the woods, is also worth a visit.

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Homes for Sale in The Palisades


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Peruse the Compass Collections

Our brokerage, Compass, offers a variety of luxury properties available in DC neighborhoods like The Palisades. Visit the Compass website below to browse these showcase properties.

What's Your Home Worth?

How much has your investment grown? Tell us about your Palisades property and we'll tell you how much it's worth.

Homes in The Palisades are Spacious

The Palisades is one of only a handful of DC neighborhoods that offers single-family houses. Because of this, The Palisades resembles a suburban neighborhood complete with lush green lawns, mature trees, and quiet streets. Condominiums and townhouses are also available in this community.

As experienced REALTORS® and DC residents, we are uniquely qualified to help you sell your home in The Palisades. Want an insider's guide to what's selling in The Palisades? Contact us and we'll provide you with a detailed report of current neighborhood market activity, including price/sq.ft. and home sale prices.

Discover What the Locals Know

Considering living in The Palisades? Discover the neighborhood's best-kept secrets, local schools, and more. Have a question about the local lifestyle? We're always available to share our wealth of knowledge. Contact us today.

The Best of The Palisades

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Best Community Event: July 4th Parade & Picnic
Best Historic Site: Battery Kemble Park
Best Outdoor Adventure: Fletcher's Boathouse
Best Parks: Palisades Recreation Center, Hardy Recreation Center
Best Restaurant: BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant


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Public Schools: District of Columbia Public Schools
Private Schools: Georgetown Day School (PreK-8), The Lab School of Washington (ages 5-18), Our Lady of Victory Catholic School (nursery-grade 8), St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School (nursery-grade 8), The River School (18 months-grade 3), Washington Waldorf School (PreK-12)
Higher Education: George Washington University

For more information about schools in The Palisades, visit the GreatSchools website or find schools using the map below.

Easily Find Your New Home in The Palisades

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