Welcome to Woodley Park
Lush, green oasis with a laid-back vibe, situated in the heart of the city
Nestled in the middle of D.C., Woodley Park is a peaceful, laidback enclave dotted with tree-lined streets and popular local businesses. Residents appreciate the slower-paced lifestyle attributed to Woodley Park, along with the town's stately charm, welcoming energy, and lush green spaces spread out throughout the community.
Initially developed as a hub for federal workers and city dwellers seeking solace in a quiet suburban community, Woodley Park connected to D.C. via a streetcar line. Today, Woodley Park provides a pleasant mixture of historic homes and upscale living. Boasting converted row houses and exclusive apartments, residents can feel like they're living out their cosmopolitan dreams while enjoying privacy and solace afforded to the quieter areas of our nation's capital.
Woodley Park has housing styles suited to every lifestyle, whether you're hoping to find a small, cozy apartment or an expansive home with a spacious yard for dogs to roam and children to play.
What to Love
Lush green space and tree-lined streets.
Ability to step outside of the city while still feeling connected.
Local shopping and dining with easy access to other entertainment opportunities throughout the city.
People & Lifestyle
Woodley Park is well-suited to anyone who wants to benefit from big-city amenities while living in a suburban neighborhood. Here you can walk a short distance and immerse yourself in the colorful sights and sounds of D.C. while maintaining your privacy at home whenever you need a break from the daily grind. In a community-oriented area, locals here know and care for one another.
Neighbors say hi as they walk their dogs, and you'll likely get to know the people who live in your neighborhood at local functions and events. Many young and established professionals live in Woodley Park as the fantastic nearby school districts are a significant draw to families and people planning to have children.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Thanks to its central location, Woodley Park stays up-to-date with the latest trends while maintaining its calm and familiar presence. Most local shops and businesses remain in the area for a long time, creating a welcoming vibe and sense of comfort for long-time residents who like the consistency as they peruse shops and eclectic eateries.
Connecticut Avenue is excellent for day-to-day needs as well as local eats and shops. If you're looking for some grub, check out local favorites like Open City
for brunch or Lebanese Taverna
for authentic style Lebanese cuisine. Duke's Counter
is a cozy little gastropub, and District Kitchen
serves delicious Mid-Atlantic cuisine. Grab a drink with friends at LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar
and share some of their decadent family-style menu options.
Things to Do
The Smithsonian National Zoo
is one of the most prominent attractions in Woodley Park and makes for a fun day trip for all ages. Locals and tourists alike flock to the wonders of the zoo for a relaxing day among the animals.
Rock Creek Park is another beloved space—giving city dwellers some much-needed green space and room to stretch their legs. The Omni Shoreham Hotel
is perfect for a staycation or visiting guests.
Woodley Park is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Maret School, K-12, Independent College Preparatory School.
Oyster-Adams, PK-8, Dual-language education.