Cleveland Park is a historic neighborhood in DC’s Northwest Quadrant popular among families, working professionals, and senior citizens.
The neighborhood’s beautiful historic homes, tree-lined streets and sidewalks, parks, and plenty of recreational businesses and amenities give it broad appeal among Washington DC’s diverse residents.
Like many of the Northwest Quadrant communities, Cleveland Park is a hub of growth and activity where the residents play an active role in the development and preservation of this charming, one-of-a-kind neighborhood. In fact, many of its most desirable amenities were the result of community effort.
If you are looking for an apartment in DC and want to be a part of a cherished neighborhood with plenty of dining, social events, and shopping, consider making a Cleveland Park apartment your home.
Featured Apartments in Cleveland Park
This renovated Cleveland Park vintage apartment building gives residents access to all the convenience of downtown and urban living while being quietly nestled away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.
An elegant and historic apartment building, The Parkwest is just steps away from the zoo and both the Woodley Park and Cleveland Park Metro.
This Cleveland Park apartment features beautiful architecture, expansive floor plans, and remodeled kitchens. With new designer, custom cabinetry work and built in bookcases, new windows and more, you’re sure to have a place you love to call home.
The Rodman is a remodeled historic apartment building with modern units and amenities.
The Archer is located on Massachusetts Ave in the Embassy District and offers residents luxurious units with unparalleled views.
An Overview of Living in Cleveland Park
Are you moving to DC and wondering what life in a Cleveland Park apartment might look like? Here are some of our favorite things about the neighborhood.
Who Doesn’t Love Shopping?
Cleveland Park is home to DC’s largest shopping center. Nearby residents enjoy it for being “non-touristy” while offering retail, dining, and nightlife typically reserved for trendier neighborhoods.
Bring Your Pets!
Cleveland Park is an incredibly pet-friendly neighborhood. With walkable streets and sidewalks, multiple parks and a dog park, Cleveland Park is a highly desirable neighborhood for pet-owners.
Go for a Stroll
Cleveland Park has Walkscore of 73, meaning you can complete most daily errands without a car. While not as walkable as other NW Quadrant neighborhoods, many will say that it’s a welcome trade-off for the community’s quiet and peaceful character.
Enjoy the Outdoors
For those looking to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones outdoors, Cleveland Park might be the best place in DC to call home. Nearby to several parks and playgrounds, there’s no shortage of spots to play ball, have a picnic, ride a bike, or just enjoy the weather.
Cleveland Park Schools
Cleveland Park’s community has many options for reputable schools in the DC public school system.
John Eaton Elementary School
A public elementary school for grades K-5 serving Cleveland Park.
Alice Deal Middle School
A diverse public middle school serving Cleveland Park residents.
Without Walls High School
A public high school with impressive test scores compared to the state average.
Woodrow Wilson High School
A public high school with excellent academics, programs, and clubs.
Culture and Community
Cleveland Park’s community is incredibly active and genuinely invested in the growth and development of the neighborhood. Many call it their “village in the city” and have been influential in creating, maintaining, and improving the neighborhood’s many cherished amenities.
Those seeking community involvement can become a part of the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, which frequently holds community meetings to discuss neighborhood matters.
Residents that want to get out and meet the neighbors have access to the Cleveland Park Club, a family-friendly social club that hosts events, summer camp, and a pool.
There is even an annual festival,Cleveland Park Day, to celebrate the community.
Cleveland Park is a favored community for those working in the city but seeking a more quiet and suburban lifestyle at home. This is made possible in large part due to the neighborhoods easy access to the city via the Connecticut Ave Metro Station.
Just minutes away on foot, the metro gives commuters the ability to work anywhere in the city without hassle.
There are many bus stops located on Connecticut Ave providing service to many of the city’s districts. Whether you work at George Washington University, Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Farragut Square, Georgetown, or virtually anywhere else, you will enjoy shorter commuting times than most DC residents.
Cleveland Park Resource Guide
Brookville Supermarket – Supermarket located on Connecticut Ave.
Yes! Organic Market Cleveland Park – Grocery specializing in premium and health-focused groceries.
Health and Fitness
Children’s National Medical Center – Pediatric hospital located on Michigan Ave.
DC Immediate and Primary Care – Primary care clinic located on Porter Street.
Georgetown University Hospital – Hospital located on Reservoir Road.
George Washington University Hospital – Hospital and emergency room on 23rd street.
Walgreens Pharmacy – Pharmacy and drug store on Connecticut Ave.
CVS Pharmacy – Pharmacy and drug store on Connecticut Ave.
Foundation Fitness of Cleveland Park – Gym nearby the Cleveland Park metro.
GNC – Supplement and vitamin shop on Connecticut Ave.
Medium Rare – A favorite local steakhouse on Connecticut Ave.
Byblos Deli – Casual Mediterranean dining on Connecticut Ave.
St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar – Belgian cuisine and beer on Connecticut Ave.
Dolan Uyghur Restaurant – Restaurant specializing in Uyghur cuisine, a Central Asian people with Middle Eastern and Asian influence in their dishes.
Indique – Indian cuisine on Connecticut Ave.
Fat Pete’s Barbecue – The first location for this popular barbecue chain on Connecticut Ave.
Cleveland Park Bar and Grill – Sports bar and pub on Connecticut Ave.
Nanny O’Brien’s – Irish pub featuring live music events.
Atomic Billiards – Pool hall and bar.
Wake-Up Little Suzie – Gift shop and boutique.
Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond – Greeting card, toy, and gift shop.
The Outrage – Women’s clothing, children’s clothing and accessories.
Propper Topper – Women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Artisan Lamp – Antiques and home décor.
Urban Dwell – Home décor, kitchen and bath, and fashion shop.
Enzo Custom – Men’s clothing, formal wear, and bespoke clothing retailer.
Gas and Convenience
Exxon- Gas and convenience on Connecticut Ave.
BP – Gas and convenience on Connecticut Ave.
Sunoco – Gas and convenience on Wisconsin Ave.
Sports and Outdoors
The Rosedale Conservatory – A pet-friendly private park that hosts community events.
Cleveland Park Club – Membership based club with a pool and community events.
Newark Street Dog Park – Dog park located on Macomb Street.
Newark Playground – Playground for children of all ages, tennis courts, and community garden conveniently located near the dog park.
Smithsonian National Zoo – Free family-friendly zoo.
Arts & Education
Morton Fine Art – Art gallery on Florida Ave.
Hierarchy – Art gallery and event venue on Columbia Rd.
Eric Ginsberg Word – Pet services and art gallery.
International Visions – Art gallery located on Connecticut Ave.
Cleveland Park Library – Public library on Connecticut Ave.
These are just a few of the attractions and amenities in the Cleveland Park neighborhood. The area has so much to see and do, we couldn’t possibly fit them all on this list.