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
Meridian Hill is a dynamic neighborhood that is part of Columbia Heights in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D. C. The area comprises the Meridian Hill Park on its western boundary as well as the bustling 14th Street and U Street Corridors. Dubbed a community of “cultural convergence,” Meridian Hill combines different cultures and colorful history within its boundaries helping to contribute to Columbia Height’s ranking as the District’s most economically and racially diverse neighborhood. Resident cite a diverse mix of housing -- tree-lined residential streets frame late 19th and 20th century row houses as well as newer high-rises and condo developments.
Meridian Hill Park, once known as “Malcolm X Park,” sits high on a hill, anchoring the neighborhood with its 12 acres of tiered lush greenery and fountains and statues. Boundaries include Chapin Street to the north; U Street to the south, 13th Street to the east and 16th Street to the west. Meridian Hill is served by the Columbia Heights Metro Station.