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Woodley Park Community Guide Real Estate A lush, park-like setting close to all the action!

Updated 5/3/2023

History and Flavor

The Woodly Park neighborhood was named after a home built by Philip Barton Key (Uncle of Francis Scott Key) in 1801 called the Woodly House. In its time as a home, the Woodly House had many famous political guests. Woodly House is now the administrative building and library for the Maret School. 

The area around Woodly House was platted in the 1870s and was originally a residential suburb close to Dupont Circle.  Construction in Woodly Park begins in the early 1900s. As the area evolved into an urban neighborhood, townhomes, and row houses sprang up among the lush, park-like setting of the area. 

Current residents love the meticulously designed, well-preserved row homes that remain the same as they were 100 years ago. Busy Connecticut Avenue is within walking and biking distance, yet the residential streets are filled with stately trees and greenery. The neighborhood provides access to several nature trails, including Rock Creek Park, Tregaron Conservancy, and Klingle Valley Trail.

Many prominent architects and builders worked on these historic buildings, including Harry Wardman, Albert Beers, A.H. Sonnemann, William Allard, George Santmyers, Clarke Waggaman, and Middaugh & Shannon. The homes are classically styled in light-toned materials and front porches. 


Music & Parks

  • Macintyre’s Spiffy sports hangout with elevated pub grub, beer on tap, gleaming wood bar & big-screen TVs.
  • Madam’s Organ– Lively blues bar offers comfort food and drinks in mason jars along with music, dancing & a roof deck.
  • Nanny O’Brien’s– Pub offering music sessions, craft brews & Guinness in narrow, wood-paneled digs with Irish signs.
  • Duke’s Counter– British fare and hefty sandwiches in a white-walled eatery, with a copper-topped bar & graffiti art.
  • Woodley Playground– A small fun playground for the little ones featuring two slides, climbing features, a small sandbox, and just down the hill is a set of swings.
  • Tregaron ConservancyA historic woodland park featuring trails, wild gardens, open fields, meadows, and a lily pond.
  • Rosedale Conservancy– Rosedale is a privately funded park, open to the public. This urban oasis, dating back to 1740, is fondly known at Cleveland Park’s Village Green.
  • Meridian Hill Park– Meridian Hill Park is a structured urban park located in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Columbia Heights. It borders the nearby neighborhood of Adams Morgan. The park was designed and built between 1912 and 1940.


Popular Shopping and Eats

  • India Art & Craft Petite, colorful storefront stocking traditional Indian apparel, shawls, and handicrafts.
  • Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond Quaint gift shop featuring a range of greeting cards & small toys, including plush animals for kids.
  • Femme Fatale DC– A hub for women and non-binary creatives, entrepreneurs, and organizers. We catalyze a women-led economic ecosystem that advances intersectionality on a platform of equality. We are on a mission to amplify the influence of women by providing inspiration and practical support.
  • Target– Retail chain offering home goods, clothing, electronics, and more, plus exclusive designer collections.
  • District Kitchen– A local, seasonal New American menu is the draw at this upscale venue with a rustic-chic setting.
  • Lebanese Taverna– Local chain serving a menu of traditional Lebanese dishes & wine in a contemporary setting.
  • Veganesha– This place brings together the flavors of two cuisines: Vegan and South Indian. Enjoy delicious curry dishes or tasty dosa.
  • The Gourmand Grill– This open-concept restaurant showcases the most common foods and elevates them. Our chef brings a variety of dishes, adding taste and quality to some traditional combinations and delicacies.


Best Public High Schools

Best Public Elementary Schools

Public Transportation


Connecticut Ave & Woodley Rd– Bus stop

Cathedral Ave & Woodley Rd– Bus stop

Woodley Rd NW & 32nd St NW– Bus stop

Woodley Rd & 34th St– Bus stop

29th St NW & Woodley Rd NW– Bus stop

Connecticut Ave & Woodley Rd– Bus stop

Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan– Subway stop

Cleveland Park– Subway stop

Median Home Value

$956,000 as of 2023

Renters: 35%

Owners: 65%


Population  6,830

Median household income –  $144,478

Median age: 38

Families with children – 15%

High school diploma or equivalent – 2%

College Degree: 97%

72% White

15% Hispanic

5% African American

5% Asian

3% Other