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
Kent is a secluded neighborhood nestled between MacArthur Boulevard and Battery Kemble Park in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. Long operating in the shadows of its more high-profile neighbor, Palisades, Kent is distinguished by two major areas. The western end is a hilly area that features a number of large center-hall colonials developed in the 30s and 40s. The eastern border features a number of winding streets and a rich history as one of the city’s oldest arteries.
Home to a number of Washington’s elite, Kent is largely residential and within walking distance of the Battery Kemble Park, the Potomac River, American University, and the C&O Canal. Residents make use of the frequent busses serving MacArthur Boulevard to get to Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Schools include the sought after Key Elementary, Hardy Middle School and Wilson High. Kent is bounded by Loughboro Road to the north, Battery Kemble Park to the east and MacArthur Boulevard to the West.