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
Petworth is an emerging neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC, that has gone from a sleepy enclave to one of DC’s hot spots for development. Residents point to its convenient location as a major draw – the community is home to the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station on the Green Line and no more than 15 minutes away from Columbia Heights, Capitol Hill, H Street, Northeast, Georgetown, and other business areas. A number of restaurants and corner stores line Georgia Avenue for added convenience. Petworth features some single-family homes but properties are largely two-story row houses with expansive porches that were built in the 1920s and 30s by Cafritz Builders. The Petworth Recreation Center has ably served families with monthly activities as well as a much loved kids’ spray park.
Petworth boundaries include Emerson Street to the north, Rock Creek Church Road and Spring Road to the south, New Hampshire Avenue, and Rock Creek Cemetery to the east, and Arkansas Avenue to the west.