Barnaby Woods Has It All
With the secluded appeal of life in the suburbs, yet a location that provides easy access to everything you want in the District, Barnaby Woods has it all. This small neighborhood sits in Northwest Washington, close to Chevy Chase and just west of Rock Creek Park.
Perhaps best known for the fanciful unicorn statues that stand guard over the entrance to the townhomes of Barnaby Woods, the community is the kind of place where you’ll find homeowners out walking their dogs, riding their bikes, or further enjoying the peacefulness of this idyllic community. While just 23-acres in size, Barnaby Woods offers the serenity of tree-lined streets and a location that makes it easy to get out and explore nearby Rock Creek Park and its many outdoor opportunities.
This includes its walking trails and the park’s equestrian center, planetarium, and nature center. The majority of homes in Barnaby Woods went up starting in the mid 1930s, with Colonial-style homes still being popular throughout the community. If you want a contemporary-style home, you might find some of them a bit closer to the border of Chevy Chase.
Along with some of the single-family homes of Barnaby Woods, you’ll also find townhomes located along Unicorn Lane. Those hoping to move into the neighborhood are lucky when homes do go up for sale, though, as turnover is low, and most residents tend to renovate or build on to their homes rather than move out of the neighborhood.
While the closest Metro station to the neighborhood is about two miles away in Friendship Heights, there are some Metrobus stops for commuters. Still, many homeowners do have cars, and then can always catch the train from Union Station in Capitol Hill.
Although Barnaby Woods is entirely residential, there are some restaurants and other sites available in nearby Chevy Chase. The homes of Barnaby Woods are also within walking distance of a local elementary school.