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Neighborhood Narratives: Massachusetts Heights

Neighborhood Narratives: Massachusetts Heights

Massachusetts Heights, a small neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., is predominantly occupied by Washington National Cathedral, its grounds, and its associated properties, including St. Albans School. A very small, triangular area contains the only residential section, adjacent to Observatory Circle…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Cleveland Park

Neighborhood Narratives: Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of D.C. The first settler of what is now the neighborhood was George Washington’s aide-de-camp, General Uriah Forrest when he built the Rosedale estate in 1793. Now part of a…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Kalorama

Neighborhood Narratives: Kalorama

The Kalorama area, which includes the residential neighborhoods of Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama, was primarily rural until the very late 19th century. It lay northwest of the limits of Washington City as planned by L’Enfant, but in the 1880s the…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Rock Creek Park

Neighborhood Narratives: Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park, established under President Harrison in 1890, is home to over 1,700 acres of natural area along Rock Creek that bisects the northwestern urban areas of Washington, D.C. Administered by the National Park Service, the park also contains…

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Neighborhood Narratives: H Street

Neighborhood Narratives: H Street

H Street, one of Washington’s earliest and most vital commercial districts, is a thriving hot-spot for a night out in D.C. Popular with the hipster crowd, H Street is home to theatre, clubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars. As…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Upper Chevy Chase

Neighborhood Narratives: Upper Chevy Chase

Upper Chevy Chase, one of D.C.’s first streetcar suburbs, is a quiet community known for its established trees and large, single-family homes. Ranked among the most popular in the Washington region for home buyers, Upper Chevy Chase is priced significantly…

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Neighborhood Narratives: Georgetown

Neighborhood Narratives: Georgetown

Georgetown, an historic neighborhood located in Northwest Washington, D.C., is nestled along the Potomac River. Founded in the state of Maryland in 1751, the port of Georgetown was established 40 years before the federal district and the City of Washington.…

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Neighborhood Narrative: Palisades

Neighborhood Narrative:  Palisades

Palisades, or The Palisades, is a neighborhood that runs along the Potomac River, from the edge of the Georgetown University campus at Foxhall Road to the D.C.-Maryland border near the Delacarlia Treatment Plant. The main thoroughfare through the neighborhood is…

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