Foxhall Village Community Guide Real Estate A neighborhood with old world charm and romance just a stones throw from the excitement of everything DC has to offer.
History and Flavor
Scottish immigrant and cannon factory owner Henry Foxall is the namesake for Foxhill Village and Foxhill Road, a neighborhood located in northwestern Washington DC. A simple spelling error on a sign is how Foxall became Foxhall. The cannon factory was located on Foundry Creek in what is now Glover Archbold Park. Foxall cannons helped defeat the British in the War of 1812.
During the 1800s, most of the area was farmland. The location was famous for prominent Washingtonians to have summer homes. Reportedly, Foxall, Thomas Jefferson, and their friends enjoyed socializing at Foxall’s Spring Hill home. Many farms remained in place until the early 1900s.
After WWII, the city began to proliferate, and the farmland was developed into commuter housing. The oldest subdivision was near MacArthur and Foxhill Road and was named Harlem. Other subsequent developments were Elliot Place, Clark Place, and Green Place.
Around 1900 the Washington & Great Falls Electric Railroad began operation running between Georgetown and Cabin John Bridge paralleling Canal Road. Stops in Palisades helped fuel growth in the area.
Foxhall Village is primarily a residential neighborhood, with the majority of the homes being brick Tudor revival style to emulate a traditional English village. Slate roofs, wooden doors, and decorative chimneys make the area distinctive. The area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Music & Parks
- Dumbar Concerts– A music, arts, and education organization founded in 1979 that brings live music to DC. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination must be presented to attend concerts as of this writing.
- Georgetown Piano Bar– basement-level venue with well-versed piano men, sing-alongs & cocktails named for musical legends.
- Blues Alley Club– Jazz & blues junkies get up close & personal with headline acts at this intimate club with food.
- The Berliner– Industrial-style space with garage doors offering German street food & a rotating craft beer list.
- Dunbar Oaks Park– A 27-acre park, formerly part of the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown. Here you’ll find a great space for recreation among the meadows, woodlands, wildflowers, paths and ponds, and constructed waterfalls.
- Hardy Recreation Center – Reopened last Summer with many new or upgraded features. Here you’ll find a recreation center, a new playground, splash pad, and renovation to the existing ball field and walk pathways.
- Book Hill Park– New brick sidewalks and a new lawn can be found at the top of the hill. Home of the 4th of July Doggie Parade.
- Glover Archbold Park– Just a 5-minute walk can take you from the city into the middle of the woods. Wooded trails are great for exercise and dog walking.
Popular Shopping and Eats
- Cady’s Alley– Outdoor shopping destination with high-end retailers offering home furnishings, clothing & jewelry in the heart of Georgetown.
- Georgetown Park– Georgetown Park is a mixed-use shopping mall and condominium complex in the Georgetown historic district of Washington, D.C.
- The Washington Harbour– Take a stroll along the boardwalk and take in the nation’s iconic scenery—watch the boats, see the views of the Kennedy Center, Watergate, Key Bridge, and across the water to Virginia. Find restaurants, offices, and luxury condominiums. Come for the live entertainment and outdoor fun all year round.
- Spring Valley Shopping Center – An historic shopping center located at Massachusetts Avenue and 4301 49th Street in Northwest Washington, DC.
- Tuckernuck Store– Quaint corner boutique featuring contemporary apparel, eclectic home decor, barware & gifts.
- European Market Kitchen & Cafe – This market offers high-end European products, a cafe, and a beautiful restaurant with a full European menu of exquisite dishes and a variety of flavors.
- Jetties – Sandwiches on artisanal bread and tossed-to-order salads in a family-friendly space with outdoor seats.
- Cafe Vino DC – Mid to high-end dining, but you’ll find wood-fired pizza too!
- Lupo Verde Osteria Palisades – Vintage setting for Italian pasta, appetizers & grills in an intimate room, with a market below.
Best Public High Schools
- Washington Metropolitan High School 1357 students, 8:1 student-teacher ratio
- Woodrow Wilson High School 1,872 students, 16:1 student-teacher ratio
Best Public Elementary Schools
- Mann Elementary School 426 students, 14:1 student-teacher ratio
- Key Elementary School 382 students, 12:1 student-teacher ratio
Foxhall Rd NW & Greenwich Pky NW – Bus stop
Foxhall Rd NW & P St NW – Bus stop
MacArthur Blvd NW & 47th Pl NW – Bus stop
MacArthur Blvd NW & Q St NW – Bus stop
Georgetown Arlington Loop GUTS – Bus stop
MacArthur Blvd NW & Elliott Pl NW – Bus stop
Farragut West – Subway stop
Median Home Value
$1,141,895 as of 2022
Median household income – $161,690
Median age: 35
Families with children – 25%
High school diploma or equivalent – 3%
College Degree: 96%
11% African American
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