CLEVELAND PARK

Neighborhood Profile

Cleveland Park and N Cleveland Park offer the serenity of tree-lined streets,  recreational areas & Rock Creek Park. You’ll find architecture with character, historic cooperatives, and a Metro station.

Chevy Chase DC Rock Creek Park

Cleveland Park has a charming suburban feel while maintaining accessibility to the city’s amenities. The neighborhood is characterized by a mix of single-family homes, apartments and townhouses, attracting a diverse community of residents. It has its own Metro station and is home to the historic National Cathedral.

The demand for real estate in Cleveland Park is driven by its excellent schools, proximity to Rock Creek Park, park and recreation options, and the convenience of Connecticut Avenue’s shopping and dining options.

North Cleveland Park is an affluent and primarily residential neighborhood that offers a quieter and more laid-back atmosphere compared to its neighbor. Known for its tree-lined streets and a mix of architectural styles, including charming bungalows and atately Colonial Revival homes, North Cleveland Park provides residents with a tranquil and family-friendly environment.

The real estate market in North Cleveland Park showcases a variety of upscale housing options, from large single-family homes to well-appointed condos and townhouses. The neighborhood accesses the Van Ness Metro station. North Cleveland Park’s allure lies in its more intimate and tight-knit community feel, providing a respite from the urban pace while maintaining proximity to amenities along Wisconsin Avenue.

Why We Love It

  • Large single family homes
  • Desirable schools
  • Parks
  • Lots of surrounding retail & groceries
  • Metro

Nearby

  • Cathedral Heights
  • Tenleytown
  • Forest Hills
  • Woodley Park
  • Glover Park
  • Burleith

Tracey & John

“Susan and Alex are amazing! Over the past five years they helped us purchase then later sell a condo, and also purchase a rowhouse. Each time they demonstrated above-and-beyond dedication, expertise, and responsiveness, as well as consummate professionalism.”

Cleveland Park Market Data

North Cleveland Park Market Data

Cleveland Park History

“Pretty Prospects”

The first American settler was General Uriah Forrest, an aide-de-camp of George Washington. IN 1793, he built an estate on nearly 1,000 acres, original named “Pretty Prospects” and later renamed Rosedale. The estate served as home for the Youth For Understanding international student exchange organization for some time. In 2002, the Rosedale grounds were placed in a public conservancy and the farmhouse, said to be one of the oldest houses in the District, returned to residential use. Gardiner Greene Hubbard, first president of the National Geographic Society, built a colonial Georgian revival called “Twin Oaks” on 50 acres in 1888 as a summer home for his family. It is now site of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of China on Taiwan. Tregaron, present-day home of the Washington International School, is a Georgian house that was built in 1912.

“Oak View”

The neighborhood acquired its name after 1886, when President Grover Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse directly opposite Rosedale and remodeled it into a Queen Anne style summer estate called Oak View (aka “Oak Hill” and “Red Top”). Cleveland lost re-election in 1888 and the estate was sold, with the Oak View subdivision subsequently platted in 1890. The Cleveland Heights subdivision was platted around the same time, and the Cleveland Park subdivision soon thereafter. Most of the houses built during this period were intended use as summer houses with wide porches, large windows, and long, overhanging eaves to combat seasonal heat.The extension of the Georgetown and Tennallytown electric streetcar line along Wisconsin Avenue generated development in Cleveland Park, but the real success of the neighborhood was the result of the Rock Creek Railway, built on Connecticut Avenue in 1892. Once Cleveland Park was connected to downtown Washington, the neighborhood’s second phase of development, as a “streetcar suburb,” similar to Chevy Chase, began. The Cleveland Park Company oversaw construction on numerous plots starting in 1894. Most houses were designed by individual architects and builders, including Waddy B. Wood, resulting in an eclectic mix of the popular architectural styles of the time, notably the Queen Anne style, Georgian Revival, and the Mission Revival.Later, simpler designs like Prairie style and Tudor Revival were popular.

From Depression Era Todate

Development was sporadic, affected by events such as the bankruptcy of the Cleveland Park Company in 1905 and the Great Depression. This resulted in a diverse collection of dwellings of different sizes, types and styles, often built next to one another. In the later 20th century, noted architects Winthrop Faulkner and I. M. Pei designed houses in the neighborhood.

Today’s Cleveland Park offers a wonderfully diverse collection of architectural styles and home sizes of varying price points, along with some multifamily buildings and a growing retail center.

Adjacent But Different

Don’t confuse North Cleveland Park with its southern neighbor Cleveland Park, though both sprung from the original tract of land on which President Grover Cleveland built his 1880s summer estate.

North Cleveland Park evolved to become home to the Van Ness campus of the University of the District of Columbia, Sidwell Friends School, Sheridan School and many embassies, including Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, Slovakia and the United Arab Emirates. Many of these embassies are located within the International Chancery Center, the former site of the National Bureau of Standards.

Cleveland Park Schools

EATON ELEMENTARY

Public • Grades PK-5

ALICE DEAL MIDDLE

Public • Grades 6-8

JACKSON-REED

Public • Grades 9-12

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL

Priavte • Tregaron Campus • Grades 6-12

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

Private• Grades 4-12

MARET SCHOOL

Private • Grades K-12

North Cleveland Park Schools

HEARST ELEMENTARY

Public • Grades PK-5

SIDWELL FRIENDS

Private • Grades PK-12

SHERIDAN SCHOOL

Independent • Grades K-8

JACKSON-REED

Public • Grades 9-12

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