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Woodley Park

Laidback enclave dotted with tree-lined streets and popular local businesses.

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.

Overview for Woodley Park, DC

6,628 people live in Woodley Park, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $105,960. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Woodley Park, DC

Woodley Park has 3,583 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Woodley Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,628 people call Woodley Park home. The population density is 30,294.474 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.18 / 55.82%

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Schools in Woodley Park, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Woodley Park. 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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