Cleveland Park is a Historic District and neighborhood at the center of the Northwest quadrant of Washington DC. It’s roughly outlined north by Rodman St. NW and Tilden St. NW, east by Rock Creek Park or Connecticut Ave. NW, south by Klingle Rd. NW and Woodley Rd. NW, and west by Wisconsin Ave. NW. There is easy public access to the area via the Cleveland Park Metro station along Connecticut Ave. NW, which is the neighborhood’s primary commercial thoroughfare with many shops and restaurants. The other commercial corridor is along Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Historically, this architecturally diverse subdivision formally initiated development in 1894 upon land that started as estates. Cleveland Park is named after President Grover Cleveland who had a Queen Anne style summer estate at Oak Hill (Red Top) from 1886 to 1888. The oldest house still standing today is Rosedale, reminiscent of 17th century southern colonial frame buildings and built by Uriah Forrest in 1794. Today’s eclectic mixture of architecture includes favored styles during the time of construction: Queen Anne, Georgian, Mission, Prairie, and Tudor Revival. Most single-family residences were built by an assortment of architects (e.g., Robert Thompson Head, Waddy Wood, etc.) on large land plots up until 1930. Additional dwellings were built in the 1960s and 1970s by famed architects like I.M. Pei and Winthrop Faulkner. Historic apartment buildings such as the Broadmoor, Tilden Gardens, and Sedgewick Gardens were erected from 1927 to 1931. Probably the most well-known commercial building is the Art Deco-styled Uptown Theater built in 1939. This distinct neighborhood was designated a Historic District in 1987.
The Cleveland Park community is very family-friendly, that is, if they can afford the high housing prices. Quality private and public schools and the Macomb Street Playground are ideal places for building intellectual and social skills for developing minds. There’s ample green space to enjoy the outdoors, and the National Zoo is in close proximity. Median home values are approaching $900,000, most likely brought up by the numerous single-family homes in the area. However, there are more affordable options available in multi-unit condos and co-ops.
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