Woodley Park is in the Northwest quadrant and is bordered by the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, Calvert Street and Cleveland Avenue.
Real Estate mogul, Harry Wardman brought Woodley Park to life in the early 20th century. He developed the majority of the popular row houses in the neighborhood, and is also responsible for the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, which he built in 1918.
One of the most famous estates in the neighborhood is “Woodley,” which was built by Philip Barton Key (Francis Scott Key’s uncle) in 1801. Today, it is the home of the Maret School.
Quality of Life:
Woodley Park is a popular D.C. neighborhood that houses apartment buildings, row houses and larger estates. It is conveniently located along Connecticut Avenue, which offers plenty of bars and restaurants. Woodley Park also has easy access to Cleveland Park, Adams Morgan or DuPont Circle.
The Woodley Park neighborhood is home to the National Zoo, which is free to everyone, and is known for bringing in plenty of tourists in the warmer months.
Woodley Park has Red line Metro service at the Woodley Park Zoo – Adams Morgan station off of Connecticut Avenue and 24th Street. There are also several bus lines that run along Calvert Street and Connecticut Avenue, including the $1 Circulator.