Project Description

Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park has broad appeal due to its historical character, spacious lots, and convenient location.

About

Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. known for its late 19th-century architecture and welcoming atmosphere. Populated by more homes than businesses, the urban neighborhood has a suburban feel. The community-driven neighborhood is something of an anomaly—even with direct access to the city by Metro, Cleveland Park is a peaceful enclave.

Due to its high elevation, Cleveland Park was a popular destination for residents seeking a reprieve from the city’s heat. Before the invention of air conditioning, these early summer houses featured large windows and wide porches. The migration towards the area’s cooler climate started when President Grover Cleveland—the neighborhood’s namesake—built a summer home in the area. With the arrival of the electric streetcar in the 1890s, Cleveland Park was directly connected to downtown; the neighborhood quickly became populated with early-20th century architecture.

Today, the real estate market thrives due to close proximity to downtown DC. Single-family homes frequently sit on spacious, manicured lots. Art Deco and Victorian architecture can be found, along with charming Queen Anne styles. Many apartment and condo buildings feature opulent lobbies from an earlier era. Families are attracted to the area’s highly-rated public and private schools, along with the laid-back pace of living. Because of its exceptionally convenient location, Cleveland Park is favored by residents commuting to the city.

Statistics

  • Population: 10,531

  • Homeowners: 46%

  • Median Income: $146,951

  • Master’s Degree +: 57%

  • Public Schools: 18

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Amenities

With a thriving commercial strip along Connecticut Avenue, residents have quick access to a variety of shops and restaurants. At the heart of the community is the Cleveland Park Public Library, which hosts computer courses and book clubs for every taste. The first-rate community center is known for its endless variety of activities. It’s not uncommon to run into neighbors at the local farmers market, located near the Cleveland Park Metro station. There is no shortage of spots to have a picnic, ride a bike, or just enjoy the outdoors. Offering ample green space, the Tregaron Conservancy and The Rosedale Conservancy are both open to the public. Rock Creek Park, which surrounds the eastern perimeter, is an urban paradise for nature lovers.

Cleveland Park has a remarkably active community that is invested in the growth of the neighborhood. The Cleveland Park Club hosts family-friendly events and summer camps, while the Cleveland Park Citizens Association discusses the neighborhood’s maintenance and development. With its dedicated population and small-town feel, it’s no wonder Cleveland Park is considered the “village in the city.”

Transportation

Located in the northwestern quadrant of the city, Cleveland Park is a little over a ten-minute drive from downtown DC (traffic permitting). Perhaps the most valuable feature of the area is the neighborhood’s Metro; thanks to Cleveland Park Station on Connecticut Avenue, residents have seamless access to the Red Line. Several Metrobus routes also serve the area along Connecticut Avenue.

About

Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. known for its late 19th-century architecture and welcoming atmosphere. Populated by more homes than businesses, the urban neighborhood has a suburban feel. The community-driven neighborhood is something of an anomaly—even with direct access to the city by Metro, Cleveland Park is a peaceful enclave.

Due to its high elevation, Cleveland Park was a popular destination for residents seeking a reprieve from the city’s heat. Before the invention of air conditioning, these early summer houses featured large windows and wide porches. The migration towards the area’s cooler climate started when President Grover Cleveland—the neighborhood’s namesake—built a summer home in the area. With the arrival of the electric streetcar in the 1890s, Cleveland Park was directly connected to downtown; the neighborhood quickly became populated with early-20th century architecture.

Today, the real estate market thrives due to close proximity to downtown DC. Single-family homes frequently sit on spacious, manicured lots. Art Deco and Victorian architecture can be found, along with charming Queen Anne styles. Many apartment and condo buildings feature opulent lobbies from an earlier era. Families are attracted to the area’s highly-rated public and private schools, along with the laid-back pace of living. Because of its exceptionally convenient location, Cleveland Park is favored by residents commuting to the city.

Amenities

With a thriving commercial strip along Connecticut Avenue, residents have quick access to a variety of shops and restaurants. At the heart of the community is the Cleveland Park Public Library, which hosts computer courses and book clubs for every taste. The first-rate community center is known for its endless variety of activities. It’s not uncommon to run into neighbors at the local farmers market, located near the Cleveland Park Metro station. There is no shortage of spots to have a picnic, ride a bike, or just enjoy the outdoors. Offering ample green space, the Tregaron Conservancy and The Rosedale Conservancy are both open to the public. Rock Creek Park, which surrounds the eastern perimeter, is an urban paradise for nature lovers.

Cleveland Park has a remarkably active community that is invested in the growth of the neighborhood. The Cleveland Park Club hosts family-friendly events and summer camps, while the Cleveland Park Citizens Association discusses the neighborhood’s maintenance and development. With its dedicated population and small-town feel, it’s no wonder Cleveland Park is considered the “village in the city.”

Transportation

Located in the northwestern quadrant of the city, Cleveland Park is a little over a ten-minute drive from downtown DC (traffic permitting). Perhaps the most valuable feature of the area is the neighborhood’s Metro; thanks to Cleveland Park Station on Connecticut Avenue, residents have seamless access to the Red Line. Several Metrobus routes also serve the area along Connecticut Avenue.

Statistics

  • Population: 10,531

  • Homeowners: 46%

  • Median Income: $146,951

  • Master’s Degree +: 57%

  • Public Schools: 18

View Cleveland Park Listings