Wesley Heights

A quaint area with small-town vibes that serve as the perfect escape from city life.

Welcome to Wesley Heights

Affluent planned community flanked by green spaces on the outskirts of Downtown D.C.
A leafy green suburban neighborhood, Wesley Heights is a quaint area with small-town vibes that serve as the perfect escape from city life.
Originally conceived and developed by W. C. and A. N. Miller in the 1920s, Wesley Heights was one of the first planned communities in the United States. Massachusetts Avenue borders modern-day Wesley Heights on the east, Nebraska Avenue on the north, Battery-Kemble Park on the west, and Glover Parkway on the south. Residents of this meticulously planned community enjoy the layout, landscaping, and seemingly endless green spaces framing either side of the residential area.
Home construction on Wesley Heights homes began in the 1920s and 30s, with many still standing today. The majority of residences are large, stand-alone estates situated on spacious and well-kept lots. Newer construction has brought in limited townhouses and condominiums for those looking for more modest accommodations—these buildings are rare, though. The listing prices for homes in the area start at approximately $1 million.

What to Love

  • Prestigious estates are situated on expansive lots.
  • Lush green spaces on either side of the residential area and immaculately manicured landscaping.
  • Proximity to Downtown D.C.

People & Lifestyle

Wesley Heights is ideal for younger families looking to raise their children in an environment that emphasizes community and provides ample outdoor and activity space. Wesley Heights residents take great pride in their homes. Landscaping is well-maintained, and residents enjoy being surrounded by so much greenery amid the city. With opportunities for renting being rare, established families and professionals comprise the bulk of Wesley Heights' population.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

While the abundant green space is Wesley Heights's biggest allure, the neighborhood is home to a handful of local shops and some fantastic eateries. After a day of leisurely walking or a more intense hike, be sure to stop in and refuel at Chef Geoff's for sumptuous comfort food served in a friendly atmosphere. Al Dente is known for its modern, urban Italian cuisine and is a hotspot for brunch because of its bottomless mimosas. Wagshals is a deli/butcher/gourmet market known for its great food and lovely staff!
If you're looking to spend some time shopping, check out nearby centers like DC USA, and Georgetown Park. Wesley Park residents looking for big days of shopping tend to make their way into other nearby neighborhoods. Downtown D.C. is an excellent place for all your shopping needs.

Things to Do

Wesley Heights residents enjoy plentiful opportunities for outdoor and indoor entertainment. Some local favorites include Glover Archbold Park, a 183-acre, stream-valley park on the western edge of Georgetown University that is perfect for walkers, hikers, and bikers alike. Neighboring academic institutions, American University, and Georgetown University are also beloved parts of the community, and residents enjoy participating in various campus activities from sporting events to live music.


Wesley Heights is home to several excellent schools. The top educational opportunities include:
  • Horace Mann Elementary, PK-5, 5x Blue Ribbon Award winner.
  • Hardy Middle School, 6-8, utilizes a School-wide Enrichment Model.
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, 9-12, D.C.’s largest high school.

Overview for Wesley Heights, DC

1,537 people live in Wesley Heights, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $198,517. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Wesley Heights, DC

Wesley Heights has 432 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wesley Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,537 people call Wesley Heights home. The population density is 8,882.662 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.6 / 51.4%

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Schools in Wesley Heights, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Wesley Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Mann Elementary School
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