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Welcome to Cleveland Park, DC

Tree-lined streets create a countryside feel


Cleveland Park in Washington, D.C. is quaint and charming with a bucolic feel, even though it’s just moments from the big city and hectic urban life. It’s a peaceful community with ample nature and homes with beautiful architectural detail. It’s home to working professionals, those who want to live in a very different place than the busy city they spend their days in.

The Cleveland Park real estate market is quite interesting. Many of the homes here have a Queen Anne vibe to them. Others have a Tudor Revival feel. Large mansions and upscale properties are not the only options, though. There are apartment buildings here as well, many with old-world charm to them. Many have nice features such as wraparound porches, larger yards than other neighborhoods, and beautiful detailing. Some of the largest even have their own ballrooms. A few modern properties are located here, too.



What to Love

  • Countryside feel in the heart of the city
  • Quaint and relaxing lifestyle
  • Close to necessary amenities
  • A close-knit community feel

People and Lifestyle

Cleveland Park is a historic neighborhood with a romantic countryside feel. It almost feels out of place in the big city, but the big homes and private residences create a more neighborly community than the urban neighborhoods around it. Mostly a residential area, it’s home to a number of historical monuments and properties, but with a friendly, upbeat vibe. One of the surprising experiences here is the way nature and the city come together with tree-lined streets, larger yards, and exceptional green space to create a peaceful retreat.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Cleveland Park has a number of fantastic dining establishments to explore. A good place to start is at the fun, upbeat Cactus Cantina. This Tex-Mex restaurant has a vibrant menu with fresh ingredients and margaritas. Another lively location is 2 Amy’s Pizza, a good place for Neapolitan-style pieces and wine. For Southern-style barbeque, Fat Pete’s BBQ Restaurant tops the list here.

For a more upscale menu of authentic Italian, visit Trattoria al Volo, a good place to not just enjoy a meal but pick up pasta and sauces to take home. For fine dining that includes the best steak and fries in the city, make a trip to Medium Rare Restaurant. Laredo is yet another option perfect for Mexican food, happy hours, and weekend brunches.



Things to Do

While Cleveland Park may be slighting out of the way of the urban city center, there are a number of historical locations throughout the community, along with a few other things to do. The National Cathedral is at the heart of it. Formally called the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, this Episcopal Church has been at the heart of Washington, DC, for over 100 years. The Cleveland Park Library is also a local treasure.

The Tregaron Conservancy spans 13 acres of protected and donated land on the Tregaron Estate. It's a natural preserve in the heart of the city. Also, plan a visit to the Smithsonian National Zoo, which is free to visit and explore. Yet another fabulous experience is at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden. It’s the former home of Marjorie Merriweather, a local businesswoman, socialite, and philanthropist.




Residents in Cleveland Park are generally served by the District of Columbia Public Schools. Some area schools include:

  • Washington International School, Pre-K – 12th grade, International Baccalaureate School
  • Maret School, K-12th grade, College Preparatory School
  • Sidwell Friends School, Pre-K – 12th grade
  • St. Albans School, 4 – 8th grade, all-boys boarding school
  • National Cathedral School, 4 – 12th grade, College Preparatory School for girls


Overview for Cleveland Park, DC

7,604 people live in Cleveland Park, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $111,462. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Cleveland Park, DC

Cleveland Park has 4,314 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cleveland Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,604 people call Cleveland Park home. The population density is 16,357.733 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Cleveland Park, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Cleveland 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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Washington International School
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Around Cleveland Park, DC

There's plenty to do around Cleveland Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Chicken On The Run, Chacho, and Milo Andres.

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Dining 4.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.41 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.87 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.98 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.61 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.8 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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