Developed with a vision of magnificent, dignified residences lining Connecticut Avenue, Woodley Park was the site of handsome summer homes. Presidents and political elite spent time there, away from the closeness and bustling of downtown D.C. Today, the neighborhood appears much like it would have a century ago with its Revival Colonials graced by well groomed lawns and lush, tidy gardens.
Though its properties still fetch respectable prices, today’s Woodley Park is more accessible to Washington’s middle class population. Located just West of the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park, the neighborhood includes many rental opportunities and recently built condominiums among its housing options. Having close proximity to city amenities and a bucolic feel to the tree lined streets offsets challenging traffic of the area.