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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Petworth is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 25,096. Petworth is in District of Columbia County. Living in Petworth offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Petworth there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Petworth and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$508,234
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,345
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    218
    283
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    332
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    174
    500
  • Theft
    2,434
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,703
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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What I like about Petworth is that everything is near. Schools are nearby, grocery and retail stores are also at walking distance, and public transportations are in every corner. What I would like to see changed however is the un-affordability of my neighborhood. As a result of gentrification, house prices have increased and D.C. leaving many long term residents to move outside of D.C. In light of D.C.'s gentrification, it has brought an increase of wealth in D.C.'s economy which has led to the creation of new local businesses. Overall Petworth is a very good neighborhood to live in.
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Nice bars, close to shopping, close to metro. Just outside the bubble of SUPER high rents that you get even one metro stop closer to downtown DC.
I've been living in the Petworth area with my family for six years. The schools are pretty decent in this area, and the traveling times vary based on traffic conditions. I love the variety of eateries my part of town boasts. You can have almost any type of cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.