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
Tucked away between the Columbia Heights and Petworth neighborhoods, Park View has traditionally been a residential hub for Black families but its population has diversified over the past decade. Similar to the neighborhoods surrounding it, Park View has served as a magnet for development with new restaurants, bars and bookstores opening on a regular basis. Located north of Howard University in the northwest quadrant of Washington DC, Park View draws its name from its view east over the campus of the Old Soldiers’ Home. At the time Park View was being developed, the Home’s grounds were open to the public as a park and served as a distinguishing landmark for the community. Read more about Park View real estate.
Homes in Park View are a mix of colorful row houses in the DC-trademark Wardman style and while still relatively affordable, can sell quickly. True to its name, Park View offers an abundance of green spaces and has been home to a few notable community gardens which have helped to unite neighbors in a collaborative project. Residents are drawn to the area’s walkability while Georgia Avenue, one of DC’s oldest thoroughfares, is the central artery through the community.
While Park View is not directly served by a Metro Station, it is no more than a 15-minute walk to the Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue-Petworth stations on the Metro’s Green and Yellow Lines. Park View is bounded by Rock Creek Church Road to the north; Park Place and the grounds around the Old Soldier’s Home to the east; Gresham Place to the south and Georgia Avenue to the west.