Developed in the late 1890s, the Dupont Circle area built a reputation as a fashionable residential neighborhood that lasted into the early years of the 20th century. The circle itself was originally called “Pacific Circle” and ...Read More
Hawthorne is a serene neighborhood bordering Rock Creek Park and Montgomery County, Maryland, in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The community draws its name from the Washington Hawthorn tree which displays white flowers in the spring and bright red fruit in the fall. Hawthorne combines top-ranked schools amidst a leafy setting with close proximity to Downtown DC. The entirely residential neighborhood features approximately 250 single-family homes, primarily built in the 1950s.
Architectural styles range from a mix of Colonials to ramblers and large split-level homes on spacious lots. While the exteriors reflect the original design, many residents have renovated interiors to meet modern day needs with enlarged kitchens and more open floor plans.
Another draw for Hawthorne residents is the easy access to paved trails for jogging, biking and dog-walking. Residents who live near the park enjoy views of mature trees and wide open green spaces. Because Hawthorne is part of the Chevy Chase Citizens Association, residents are eligible for membership in the Rock Creek Pool Swim Club as well as invited to a number of holiday and social gatherings.