Cleveland Park is a neighborhood located in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., approximately 3.5 miles from downtown. It is bounded by Rock Creek Park to the east, Wisconsin Avenue to the west, and Woodley Road to the south. The neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and close proximity to several parks and cultural institutions.
The origins of the neighborhood can be traced back to the 1790s, when it was part of a large land grant given to a Revolutionary War veteran named Uriah Forrest. The area remained largely rural until the late 19th century, when a streetcar line was built along Connecticut Avenue, making it more accessible to the city.
Today, Cleveland Park is a predominantly residential neighborhood with a mix of single-family homes, apartment buildings, and condominiums. The architecture of the homes in the neighborhood ranges from Victorian-style houses to mid-century modern homes. The neighborhood is also home to several popular restaurants, cafes, and retail shops, particularly along Connecticut Avenue.
In addition to its commercial offerings, Cleveland Park is also home to several cultural institutions, including the National Cathedral, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, and the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. The neighborhood is well-connected to other parts of the city, with several Metro stations and bus routes serving the area.