Woodley Park Neighborhood Guide

Woodley Park
Taft Bridge: this Classical Revival bridge was built between 1897–1907 and connects the neighborhoods of Woodley Park and Kalorama.

Woodley Park is a DC neighborhood offering its residents a delightfully suburban atmosphere without sacrificing the convenience of city living. This North-West Quadrant neighborhood is a small community nestled nearby all the activity the city has to offer while remaining a quiet place to call home.

Surrounded by Rock Creek Park, this peaceful community provides a refuge from the bustling city. Featuring plenty of trees and other greenery, local amenities including the National Zoo, and convenient metro access, it’s the perfect community for those who want to enjoy every facet of urban living without feeling overwhelmed by it.

Connecticut Avenue, the main strip, is a hub of retail and recreational services that give residents seamless access to all their daily needs. Just about everything you need is only footsteps away.

The unique character and convenient location of this community make it a haven for young professionals and residents alike.

Featured Apartments in Woodley Park

Parkwest Apartments located 2929 Connecticut Avenue NW.

The Parkwest

This luxurious Woodley Park apartment conveniently located on Connecticut Avenue is just a stone’s throw from the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro stations as well as the zoo. Enjoy elegant archways and generous amenities at this one of a kind apartment building in one of DC’s most beloved neighborhoods.

An Overview of Living in Woodley Park

Woodley Park apartment and neighborhood residents may simultaneously enjoy an active and reserved lifestyle. The neighborhood’s central location puts its inhabitants in a unique position to enjoy the many surrounding areas such as Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, and Dupont Circle.

Resident Friendly

 Woodley Park’s proximity to Rock Creek Park and the zoo make it an incredibly desirable spot for residents with children and pets.  The community is full of activities and events suitable to all ages and interests.

Woodley Park
National Zoological Park commonly known as the National Zoo, is part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Delightfully Walkable

Sporting a Walkscore of 72, you can complete almost all daily errands without a vehicle. The peaceful character and abundant greenery also make walking an immensely enjoyable activity whether you are picking up groceries or just getting some fresh air.

A Rich History

Like many of the NW Quadrant neighborhoods, Woodley Park has rich historical ties to DC. Many historic homes line the residential streets, including the former summer homes of US Presidents Martin Van Buren and Grover Cleveland.

Woodley Park Schools

Residents with children will enjoy the fact that Woodley Park is zoned for some of the area’s most desirable public schools.

Eaton Elementary

A K-5 DC public elementary school serving the northern area of Woodley Park.

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

A highly regarded DC Public School District elementary and middle school for grades K-8.

Woodrow Wilson High School

A DC public High School boasting strong academics and clubs.


Culture and Community

Being a part of Woodley park’s diverse culture and close-knit community is one of the most substantial privileges of making the neighborhood your home. The community is regarded as being kind, friendly, and supportive of those who live in the area.

The Woodley Park Community Association is made up of members who live and work in the area and actively work toward maintaining and growing the highest-quality assets and amenities in the neighborhood. It also provides individual residents with a way to become involved in the efforts to improve and preserve the area and help organize neighborhood social events.


Woodley Park is an ideal neighborhood for those wanting seamless access to all the city’s most active areas and neighborhoods while enjoying a reprieve from urban living.

The neighborhood’s convenient location between the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro stations makes working, dining, and socializing in the city’s many districts a breeze.

Urban commuters will find unmatched convenience thanks to both the metro access and the community’s overall centralized location.

The community is full of working professionals that commute to all areas of the city including Downtown DC, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Cleveland Park, and the U Street Corridor.

For frequent flyers, Woodley park provides easy access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Woodley Park Resource Guide


Brookville Supermarket – Supermarket located on Connecticut Avenue.

Yes! Organic Market Cleveland Park – Grocery with specialized premium and health-focused products located in nearby Cleveland Park.

Manhattan Market – Small convenience grocery serving alcohol until 11 pm.

Safeway – Large Supermarket located on Wisconsin Ave.

Health and Fitness

Metro Immediate and Primary Care – Clinic located on Porter St. NW, accessible from Connecticut Ave.

CityPaws Animal Hospital – Veterinary clinic located on Connecticut Ave.

CVS Pharmacy – Pharmacy and drug store located near the Woodley Park Metro.

Woodley Park Yoga-Ashtanga Studio – Yoga studio on Connecticut Ave.

Wardman Park Fitness and Swim Club – 24-hour gym with pool and sauna.

GNC – Vitamin and nutritional supplement retailer on Connecticut Ave.


District Kitchen – Self-described rustic-chic dining with American cuisine.

Duke’s Counter – Sandwich, burgers, snacks, and drinks.

Medaterra – Restaurant and bar specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish – Seafood and Cajun/Creole dining.

Umi Japanese Cuisine – Sushi and Japanese food specialty dining on Connecticut Ave.


Macintyre’s – Sports Bar and pub with pub-style dining.

Gin Joint/Babinga Bar – Bar and restaurant with specialty gin cocktails.

Bardeo Wine Bar – Dining and cocktails with wine specialty.

Atomic Billiards – Pool hall and bar located on Connecticut Ave.


Via Gypset – Consignment store featuring used and vintage items.

India Art & Craft – Small Indian Boutique featuring women’s clothing and accessories.

Woodley Park Ace HardwareHardware store specializing in tools and home improvement supplies.

Gas and Convenience

Exxon – Gas and convenience store on Connecticut Ave.

Sunoco – Gas and convenience shop on Connecticut Ave.

Sports and Outdoors

Tregaron Conservatory – Nature preserve and park.

Rock Creek Park – National park featuring a planetarium, hiking trails, historic civil war landmarks, horseback riding, and much more.

Rock Creek Park Tennis Center – Tennis courts located in Rock Creek Park.

Smithsonian National Zoo – One of DC’s most popular attractions hosting events and exhibits throughout the year.

Arts & Education

International Visions – Art Gallery located on Connecticut Ave.

Adams Davidson Galleries – Art Galleries located on nearby 29th street.

Hillwood Estate – Museum and gardens.

The Kreeger Museum – Museum featuring Impressionist and American art.

National Geographic Museum – An enormous museum with frequently rotating exhibits.

This is just a short list of Woodley Park’s most notable sights and services, we encourage you to visit the area and see them for yourself!