Welcome to Cleveland Park, a historic residential neighborhood in Washington DC’s northwest quadrant. Named after President Grover Cleveland in 1886, Cleveland Park was first settled by American Uriah Forrest, who built an estate named Rosedale in 1793. Located on Newark Street, Forrest’s farmhouse is said to be the oldest standing house in Washington. Cleveland Park is bounded by the neighborhoods of Woodley Park to the south, McClean Gardens to the east, Van Ness to the north, and Mt. Pleasant to the west. A quiet enclave of families and working professionals, approximately three miles from Downtown, Cleveland Park is a charming and diverse neighborhood offering tree-lined, walkable streets, historic homes, and public parks,
Known for its small-town vibe and history, Cleveland Park offers its inhabitants easy access to Downtown and surrounding commercial attractions without having to deal with overcrowded venues and expensive housing. Connecticut Avenue Northwest serves as Cleveland Park’s main commercial corridor, along which you will find plenty of restaurants, local shops, supermarkets, banks, and much more. Washington Metro’s Red Line also runs along Connecticut Avenue, offering access at the eponymous Cleveland Park station. A 10-minute train ride from here will get you to Metro Center, making this an ideal neighborhood for those who plan to commute Downtown for work or Penn Quarter for the seemingly endless supply of entertainment options.
Home to numerous parks, playgrounds, and outdoor venues, Cleveland Park is an active neighborhood with a tightly-knit community that takes preservation seriously. Cleveland Park is also a pet-friendly neighborhood, offering several dog parks where you can take your four-legged friends for exercise. This neighborhood borders Rock Creek Park, where you will find hiking and biking trails, picnic sites, and fishing spots. Check out scenic Melvin C. Hazen Park for more hiking trails and keep your eyes open for wildlife. Grab the family and friends and spend an afternoon together at the privately funded urban oasis known as the Rosedale Conservancy. End the day by enjoying some authentic Irish cuisine at Nanny O’Brien’s on Connecticut Avenue, known for its burgers and selection of beers.