In the 1920s, the W.C. and A.N. Miller Co. designed and executed one of the first planned neighborhoods in the United States.. Nestled among rolling, forested hills, Wesley Heights is a small, affluent and primarily residential neighborhood. Architecture in the neighborhood consists of exquisite homes including some of the largest Colonials, Cape Cods, bungalows, split-levels, and Tudors in the city. The expansive lawns disappear into the old, grand trees.
Prior to development, Wesley Heights was farmland. The first homes were built on Klingle Street, near New Mexico Avenue, using revival architecture. A variety of materials and details were used in construction in accordance with the company’s aesthetic plans. Advertising brochures for the neighborhood described it as the “Garden Spot of Washington,” which today is echoed by beautifully manicured front lawns.
Bordered on the eastern and part of the western sides of the neighborhood by Glover-Archbold and Battery Kemble Parks, Wesley Heights maintains a suburban feel while possessing active commercial areas Foxhall Square and New Mexico Avenue’s shopping centers.