Welcome to Cleveland Park
Located in Washington DC’s northwest quadrant, Cleveland Park is a that has it all. Few places rival its perfect balance of quiet residential streets, commercial amenities, and open space. It’s consistently one of DC’s most in-demand.
Perched in an elevated area of DC known for its cool summer breezes, much of its early development consisted of holiday homes for some of the city’s wealthiest residents. One of these residents was President Grover Cleveland, who after the is now named. The wide open porches and tree-lined streets are legacies of its origins as an elite holiday home district.
Cleveland Park’s architectural mix includes quaint 19th century Queen Anne, Georgian, and Mission Revival style homes along with charming 20th century Prairie, Tudor Revival, and Cape Cod properties. Modern additions include one of only three homes in the world designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei.
What to Love
- Exquisite architecture
- Laidback residential atmosphere
- Outstanding and varied restaurants
- Wonderful green space
- Easy Red Line Metro access to other DC areas.
People & Lifestyle
Cleveland Park has incredible charm and elegance, with tree-shaded streets, perfectly-manicured lawns, and abundant green spaces. The thriving commercial corridor of Connecticut Avenue cuts through Cleveland Park to the east, with the sprawling green space of Rock Creek Park and the Smithsonian Zoological Garden wrapping around the eastern side beyond. Perfectly balancing a close-knit community feel with big city amenities, it’s easy to see why Cleveland Park is so revered.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Cleveland Park stretch of Connecticut Avenue is full of enticing and surprising shops and restaurants. Try an expansive menu of Middle Eastern-Chinese fusion cuisine at Dolyan Uyghur
, delicious Italian fare with exquisite wine pairings at Trattoria Al Volo
, or ice-cold beer with outstanding seafood at St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar
. From authentic Thai to hearty steakhouse fare, the dining options are as abundant as they are excellent. The Cleveland Park stretch of Connecticut Avenue is also home to the city’s oldest strip malls, which have been continually improved with new big-name stores and delightful locally-owned businesses. Other attractions along the Avenue include the Uptown Theater, one of DC’s oldest functioning Art Deco movie .
Things to Do
The National Zoo is one of the oldest and finest zoos in the country. Covering 163 acres in Cleveland Park’s southwest corner, the zoo’s 300 animal species big cats, great apes, and giant pandas. The zoo backs directly onto Rock Creek Park, which features 1,754 acres of sprawling green space. Recreational amenities include a golf course, varied sports facilities, a horse , and equestrian trails. Smaller green spaces can be found dotted throughout the community, such as the dog-friendly Rosedale Conservancy Park.
Cleveland Park is zoned to the District of Columbia School District.
- Hearst Elementary: Grades PK-5, Public (utilizes BASIC model to develop strong math and reading skills)
- John Eaton Elementary: Grades PK-6, Public
- Alice Deal Middle School: Grades 6-8, Public (an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) and known for its foreign language education)
- Hardy Middle: Grades 6-8, Public
- Woodrow Wilson High School: Grades 9-12, Public (known for its academy system which tailors school curriculum to meet student goals)