Why are cul-de-sacs so popular?
Location is often the #1 must-have on a buyer’s list, and homes on cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets are popular choices. Realtor.com reported that some buyers pay up to 20% for a home on a cul-de-sac compared to a comparable property in a different location. Why do people love homes on cul-de-sacs?
1. Traffic is minimal.
Many people prefer cul-de-sacs because compared to through streets, they experience far less traffic. The only cars that drive on cul-de-sacs are typically residents and their visitors, so you aren’t going to experience rush hour traffic or the noise and pollution it brings with it. Instead, you’ll enjoy peace, quiet, and privacy.
2. Safety is increased.
A lower number of cars on the road also translates to a higher level of safety. Anyone who likes to walk, run, bike, or play outdoors runs a lower risk of a traffic-related injury on a cul-de-sac than they do on a busy street. Additionally, some property owners may feel more secure due to the fewer number of strangers passing through the area.
3. Property values are higher.
Because cul-de-sacs are desirable locations for many, home prices in these areas can be higher. While that’s not what you want to hear if you’re looking to buy, when you go to sell your home, the location will be a nice value boost and an important advantage. When the market is slower, any factor that differentiates your home from its competition can be an asset, and a cul-de-sac location is just that.
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10 Greater D.C. homes on a cul-de-sac available now
1. 2411 17TH ST NE Washington, DC, 20018 - $749,600
3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,410 square feet
Listed by Sunita Bali • Compass, 240-219-2422 (broker)
BRIGHT MLS #DCDC2081384
2. 5901 Chevell Ct, Alexandria, VA 22310 - $598,900
6 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet
Listed by Khalid Fahimi • Service First Realty Corp, 703-829-7401
BRIGHT MLS #VAFX2110774
3. 9201 Farnsworth Dr, Potomac, MD 20854 - $1,095,000
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,078 square feet
Listed by Wendy Banner • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 301-907-7600
Listed by Ashley Vonada • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 301-907-7600
BRIGHT MLS #MDMC2077122
4. Coming Soon: 9417 Macklin Ct, Alexandria, VA 22309 - $1,375,000
8 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,639 square feet
Listed by Chris White • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 703-683-0400
BRIGHT MLS #VAFX2110954
5. 1600 Flora Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - $699,900
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,405 square feet
Listed by Tim Horst • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 301-424-0900
BRIGHT MLS #MDMC2080030
6. 13201 Sunfield Ter, Fort Washington, MD 20744 - $625,000
5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,016 square feet
Listed by Michaela Drasovean • CENTURY 21 New Millennium, 202-546-0055
BRIGHT MLS #MDPG2044448
7. 3602 Irish Moss Ct, Fairfax, VA 22033 - $899,000
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,362 square feet
Listed by Freda Azzouz • Pearson Smith Realty, LL, 571-386-1075
BRIGHT MLS #VAFX2108628
8. 5020 Hanna Pl SE, Washington, DC 20019 - $499,900
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,316 square feet
Listed by Debbie Gonzalez • EZ Realty, LLC., 703-826-3636
BRIGHT MLS #DCDC2067956
9. 607 Sisalbed Ct, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 - $384,990
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 999 square feet
Listed by MOHAMMED AMKOR • Adamz Realty Group, LLC. 571-251-7887
BRIGHT MLS #MDPG2058286
10. 3105 Glissade Ct #0, Clinton, MD 20735 - $549,900
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,319 square feet
Listed by Kelly Steichen • EXIT Realty Center, 301-792-6812
BRIGHT MLS #MDPG2064530
Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? There are more homes on a cul-de-sac for sale now in the Greater D.C. area.
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All listings provided courtesy of BRIGHT MLS.
Last updated on 1/31/2023at 11:48 PM.
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