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Found 14 blog entries tagged as "Rock Creek Park".

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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 Sidwell Friends School is a privately-run Quaker school in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Northwest DC. Founded in 1883 by Thomas Sidwell, it is one of the most highly-regarded schools in Washington, DC. The school has an enrollment of 1,097, which includes both of President Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha. The Middle and Upper Schools are located on Wisconsin Avenue NW, while Lower School is situated in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to the Cleveland Park neighborhood, both the Cathedral Heights and Tenleytown neighborhoods are close to the Middle and Upper Schools. Cleveland Park is notable for its large number of Victorian-style single family homes, but there are also condominiums available along the commercial Connecticut Avenue NW corridor.

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The Maret School is an independent K-12 day school located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. The school was founded in 1911 by three French sisters and admission is limited to just 635 students for all 13 grade levels. There are three other neighborhoods in close proximity to the school: Cleveland Park, Cathedral Heights, and Glover Park. These are all highly sought-after Northwest DC neighborhoods, and as such prices can be high but the return is great. All of these areas are close to the National Cathedral, Rock Creek Park, Glover-Archbold Park, the National Zoo, and the ever-bustling commercial neighborhood of Georgetown. There are plenty of single-family row homes and detached houses to choose from in these largely residential areas.

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 Embassy Row is a stately area that runs along Massachusetts Avenue NW between Scott Circle and the U.S. Naval Observatory. It is home to most of the international embassies and diplomatic missions in Washington, DC. The area around this strip includes the neighborhoods of Dupont Circle, Kalorama, Woodley Park, Glover Park, Georgetown, and the West End. While real estate in these neighborhoods is usually some of the most pricy in the District, there are multiple options in terms of size and location, from detached row houses to studio condominiums, and everything in between. Dupont Circle and Georgetown are commercial and retail hotspots that offer a wide variety of shopping, dining, and drinking options. The West End can best be described as slightly

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Parking comes at a premium in several Northwest DC neighborhoods, but that’s not necessarily the case in Petworth. Many row homes come with their their own parking behind the property or resident-only street parking. Petworth is currently going through a renaissance, with many of the nearly century-old homes being renovated and buyers snatching up properties left and right. It is often much more affordable than other Northwest DC neighborhoods to the south. Georgia Avenue NW is the center of commercial activity, with several restaurants and bars, including popular spots Chez Billy, Petworth Citizen, and Domku. The Petworth Farmers Market is a big hit with area residents, and is open every Saturday from May to October. Two parks offer recreational options…
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Georgetown is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in all of Washington, DC. It is a highly sought after area filled with lavish row houses, apartments, and condominiums. The trend as of late is to take old properties and turn them into luxury condominiums. There has also been a movement to update and renovate old condos to give them a modern feel among the historic backdrop of Georgetown. Space is an issue in the neighborhood, mainly because Georgetown has so much to offer in the way of dining, drinking, shopping, and leisure. Most of the luxury condos are located along the M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW corridors, which are the main commercial strips in the area. In addition to all of the retail offerings, Georgetown also boasts several parks for…
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Cleveland Park is one of the largest and most popular residential neighborhoods in Washington, DC. While row homes take up an abundance of the area, there are a good amount of one-bedroom condominium options, especially along Connecticut Avenue NW close to the Cleveland Park Metro station. Some of these are older buildings, some newer, and some row homes converted into condos. Cleveland Park is one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods, having been named after President Grover Cleveland, who bought a farmhouse in the area in the 19th Century. The neighborhood gives off a small-town feel while still having very easy access to downtown DC. It is serviced by three stops on Metro’s red line, from south to north these are Cleveland Park, Van Ness-UDC, and…
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Buying a fixer-upper in Washington, DC is a great way to save money and have renovations done yourself, the way you want them done. When flippers purchase a home and renovate it, they are often profiting $200,000-$300,000 when they sell the property in the current DC real estate economy. Cutting out the middle man could lead to a great amount of savings for a home buyer. One neighborhood in the District that offers a number of fixer-uppers is Petworth. More and more of these properties are being snatched up by developers and renovated for a large profit. Petworth is a neighborhood on the rise in the last few years, and it offers bargains compared to nearby neighborhoods Columbia Heights, U Street Corridor, and Shaw. Much of the real estate in this area…
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A three-bedroom, one-bathroom detached home available in Kensington, Maryland! 4002 Lawrence Avenue is a bank foreclosure and one of the lowest-priced homes in Kensington. While this house is in need of renovations, it has a great deal of potential and is located in one of Montgomery County’s most sought-after suburbs. 4002 Lawrence Avenue features central air conditioning and natural gas heat. It is perfect for someone looking for a bargain and willing to invest the time and money to help this property realize its value. The home is located close to Rock Creek Park, downtown Kensington, and the Westfield Wheaton Mall. The town of Kensington is known for “Antique Row” on Howard Avenue and its weekly Saturday farmers market. The home is minutes away from…
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A one-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium just one block from the Cleveland Park Metro is for sale immediately! This charming, quiet second floor unit of 1,100 square feet is sure to go quickly. It has seen extensive renovations, including a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, and open concept layout with 9-foot ceilings. All windows overlook beautiful Soapstone Valley Park, which leads into Rock Creek Park. This condo is part of a building that includes a fitness center, front desk staff, parking, and laundry. Cleveland Park is one of the District’s most popular neighborhoods and offers everything one could want from living in the city without too much hustle and bustle. You’re just steps from the National Zoo, dozens of shops and restaurants, and several…
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