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Petworth recently had its holiday window light display along Upshur Street, making for a gorgeous display for area residents.

One of Petworth’s newest restaurants is Himitsu, a self-described Japanese-style eatery with Latin American and Southeast Asian flavors. The restaurant is following a truly modern trend, as they don’t have a phone and rely solely on e-mail for inquiries.

Reformer Pilates, a D.C.-based pilates studio, opened on November 1st in the neighborhood. Their classes at 55 minutes and last seven days per week. The studio is located at 4011 9th St. NW. Classes are not cheap—a single one is $35 while private classes are $95.

Petworth is also currently working on getting a meditation, garden-style park. The triangular plot of land…

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The Chevy Chase neighborhood has had plenty of news since we last updated you. The Chevy Chase Supermarket at 8531 Connecticut Ave. will close in April 2018 after 60 years of service.

There are plans for another supermarket to go in its place once the area is redeveloped. Bernard Freedman opened the store in 1958.

Barston’s Child’s Play in the neighborhood celebrated Neighborhood Toy Store Day in November. There were special programs like craft making, local entertainers, scavenger hunts, charity drives and more. There were also holiday toy previews, much to the delight of many neighborhood children.

There’s also a complete revamp of the Collection at Chevy Chase. A restaurant called Little Beet Table has signed a lease for its first sit-down…

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 Cleveland Park

The biggest news to come out of Cleveland Park as of late is the Petco on Connecticut Ave. next to the Metro being replaced with an urban-style Target, similar to that of the new Target in Bethesda.

The new Target is set to take up 17,820 square feet with additional space on the lower level. The store doesn’t yet have an opening date, but it will join the ranks of other small format stores like the first in College Park, MD, Rosslyn and the one that is set to open soon in Ballston.

Cleveland Park is actually set to get a new Italian restaurant. Cucina Al Volo, who has locations in Union Market and Adams Morgan, is moving in soon. The move-in is a welcome one, after many restaurants left the neighborhood in the past year.

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Crestwood is a gorgeous tree-lined neighborhood of large homes in D.C. It’s quiet and cozy and has quite the suburban feel, despite being in the middle of the city and only a few miles from the White House.

The community recently held their turkey trot over Thanksgiving weekend.

Santa came to Crestwood! Private Crestwood residents hosted the big man in red at their home. Santa was there on Sunday December 17th from 5-7 p.m.

Looking into the new year, residents are invited to attend the Carter Barron Stormwater Retrofit Project Public Meeting. The goal of the project is to retrofit an 11-acre site with green infrastructure to restore the natural hydrology and to protect the plant life and animal life. The project also hopes to help with…

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Takoma Park was once known as a commuter suburb on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad lines in the late 1800s. Takoma actually shares a name with the Maryland city that’s located just over the border from it. Takoma Park is known for its progressive politics and green movement within the community. The homes there are a mix of Victorians, Cape Cod homes, brick colonials and more.

The neighborhood is located around the Takoma Metro on the red line.

The neighborhood is really like a small town within a big city. There are great retro and thrift shops on the main street and a commercial district just a short walk away.

Takoma Park is a very active neighborhood. Main Street Takoma serves both the Maryland and D.C. Takoma Parks. Upcoming events…

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Rock Creek Park has quite a storied history. American Indians were some of the first to use its quarried rock outcroppings to make tools, fished in the creek and hunted in its woods. Later, in the 1600 to 1700s, European Americans began claiming the land and Georgetown was soon chartered at the mouth of Rock Creek. Once tobacco farming drained the soil of its worth, farmers switched to wheat and corn production. The most successful gristmill in the park is Peirce Mill, built along Rock Creek to convert grain to flour.

In 1890, Rock Creek Park was named one of the first federally managed parks. From then until now, many Washingtonians head to the park to enjoy some green space and all of what the park has to offer as far as recreational activities.

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Woodley Park is a bustling neighborhood with plenty to do and plenty of prime real estate just begging to be scooped up. The area surrounding the Woodley Park Metro is full of a world’s worth of cuisines, from Umi Japanese Cuisine, a Yelp-rated four-star restaurant with delicious bento boxes to District Kitchen, serving local, seasonal New American food.

Indulge in a staycation at the Omni Shoreham Hotel or the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, both extremely Metro accessible and home to many D.C. events and galas. A hallmark of the Woodley Park neighborhood is the National Zoo. Upcoming events there include Zoolights, where over 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland, and Brewlights at the Zoo, an adults-only microbrew and craft…

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Kalorama is the perfect neighborhood for families. Cozy and close to all the amenities of Dupont Circle, Kalorama real estate is some of the costliest (and most gorgeous) in the city. The neighborhood is home to the Obama family (at least until Sasha finishes high school) and many other high-profile members of D.C.’s elite.

While Kalorama itself does not have any Metro stops or restaurants and retail, it is close to both Dupont Circle and Woodley Park restaurants and retail. Close to Kalorama is the Washington Hilton, home of the famed White House Correspondents’ Dinner and community events like the Dog Pool Dip on Nov. 4th, when the hotel closes its pool for the summer and the pets come and take a quick dip.

There’s also Buca di Beppo, an…

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American University Park is a very suburban neighborhood. It is named after American University, which is actually situated just south of the neighborhood. Dining and shopping options in the immediate neighborhood are scarce, but there is a Wagshal’s Market, locally owned and full of delicious food and produce. There’s also a branch of the popular Tara Thai restaurant and a CVS.  

While the immediate neighborhood is more residential, AU Park is minutes from Tenleytown, which is full of fast-casual restaurants like Chick Fil A, Starbucks, José Andrés’ Beefsteak, Dunkin Donuts and more. AU Park is also conveniently located next to Friendship Heights, which also has plenty of shopping and dining options.

Those who love the great outdoors will enjoy…

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North of Georgetown is the neighborhood called Glover Park. The area’s main retail and food area is along Wisconsin Ave. NW. Glover Park is named after Charles Carroll Glover, a banker and philanthropist. Real estate is a mix of row houses, condos and co-ops.

Restaurants to try include Sprig & Sprout, a pho and Vietnamese sandwich shop and Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, with a delicious happy hour featuring roasted garlic hummus, chicken bacon tacos and draft beers, house wines and cocktails. Surfside is also a standout, with tacos and other fare inspired by the beach.

Those who are looking to enjoy the outdoors this fall will love Glover-Archbold Park. The park is a great place to hike and there’s actually a community garden within the park called…

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