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Glover Park Community Guide Real Estate A friendly, quiet community minutes from everything that makes Washington DC special.

History and Flavor

Updated 5/22/2023

Just north of Georgetown is the neighborhood of Glover Park, named after the prominent civic leader and businessman Charles C. Glover. Glover Park has a rich and varied history that’s made it the distinctive northwest DC neighborhood it is today. 

The Union Army had a training camp and signal station in the area that now is Glover Park. Most housing developments began in the late 1800s after the war (including the Hall Palace row homes). Charles Glover had the wealth and connections to make many public works projects come to fruition, making Glover Park and all of Washington DC the modern city it is now.

The 1940s brought another surge of residential development when an avalanche of government employees moved into the city during the second world war. Most of the growth happened in the western end.  The 1970s and 80s saw new construction and renovations to the older apartment buildings. 

Residents love the quiet, friendly community feel the area gives in the middle of the city. It’s an excellent place for families and young professionals alike. A unique luxury hotel called the Glover Park Hotel is nestled in the business district and is an ideal place for friends and family to stay while in town.  You’ll love how easy it is to walk or bike to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and parks–not to mention Glover Park is minutes away from all of DC’s monuments, museums, and shopping.


Music & Parks

  • Georgetown Piano Bar– Basement-level venue with well-versed piano men, sing-alongs & cocktails named for musical legends.
  • Takoma Station TavernSoul, jazz & various other artists play on a small stage in a cozy space with pub food & full bar.
  • Blues Alley ClubJazz & blues junkies get up close & personal with headline acts at this intimate club with food.
  • Dumbarton Concerts– A music, arts, and education organization that presents programs that promote diversity, community, accessibility, and a love of music and learning throughout the Beltway.
  • Glover Archbold ParkJust 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.
  • Book Hill ParkNew brick sidewalks and a new lawn can be found at the top of the hill. Home of the 4th of July Doggie Parade.
  • Rock Creek ParkAn urban oasis that borders Kalorama. With dozens of miles to hike and bike, wildlife to spy, historical artifacts, colonial homes, horseback riding, boats, and a planetarium, you’ll find the best of rural life right in the middle of the city.
  • Turtle Park- The new recreation center will house a new community room to hold up to 125 people, a lobby/gallery to display local art, a dedicated kids/craft room, and additional storage and administrative space. In addition, the exterior improvements include an updated tot lot and upper playground, a new basketball court, a new splash pad, site amenities, and landscaping.


Popular Shopping and Eats

  • Georgetown ParkGeorgetown Park is a mixed-use shopping mall and condominium complex in the Georgetown historic district of Washington, D.C.
  • Glover Park MarketCompact convenience store supplying snack foods and cold drinks, wine & beer.
  • Shop Made in DCA retail initiative whose mission is to grow DC’s makers and artists. It’s the first store dedicated to only Made in DC products. 
  • Cady’s Alley Outdoor shopping destination with high-end retailers offering home furnishings, clothing & jewelry in the heart of Georgetown.
  • Glover Park Grill- Stylish hotel eatery serving American comfort food and wine & cocktails.
  • Wingo’s Glover Park (Wisconsin Ave)One of the top wings spots in the DMV area.
  • Sweetgreen Glover Park– Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.


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Public Transportation


Calvert St NW & 40th St NW– Bus Stop

Benton St NW & 40th St NW– Bus Stop

Wisconsin Ave NW & Hall Pl NW– Bus Stop

Wisconsin Ave NW & Q St NW– Bus Stop

Calvert St NW & 41st St NW– Bus Stop

T St NW & 37th St NW– Bus Stop

Cleveland Park– Subway stop

Median Home Value

$827,353 as of 2023

Renters: 50%

Owners: 50%


Population  13,710

Median household income –  $142,939

Median age: 38

Families with children – 17%

High school diploma or equivalent – 4%

College Degree: 94%

71% White

10% Asian

9% Hispanic

7% African American

3% Other