Palisades / Kent
The DC neighborhood of Palisades, a quiet community northwest of Georgetown University, is a place that many DC residents have heard of, but not visited. And unless you’re a neighborhood resident or a commuter who enters the city via MacArthur Boulevard, the largely residential area with a smattering of stores and restaurants along the Potomac River is not a popular destination. However, it is an area that many residents have called home for decades, a place that hosts a July 4th parade that would not be out of place in Mayberry with a main drag that now touts some high quality restaurants to accompany other retail staples. For these reasons, it is not surprising that its prideful residents refer to it as “a small town in a big city.”
The houses and arc of trees in Kent reflect the sensibilities of the 1930s and ’40s, when the Northwest Washington neighborhood was built, but its history dates back much further, to the Civil War.
Kent is nestled between MacArthur Boulevard and Battery Kemble Park. For years, the area was considered part of Palisades, the long, narrow community to the south, but the two have very different flavors and histories. ... the area retains an unconventional atmosphere that’s heavily influenced by its architectural variety and the presence of the wooded Battery Kemble Park, which is a haven for sledders in the winter.
Key Elementary School
Hardy Middle School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Battery Kemble Park
Palisades Neighborhood Library
Et Voila! Restaurant
Homes for Sale in the Palisades & Kent
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