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Wakefield is a triangular-shaped neighborhood situated near American University Park and Tenleytown in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The community features largely single-family homes as well as some townhomes and a mix of stately apartment buildings on Connecticut Avenue. Developer R. B. Warren constructed 100 brick homes in the 1930s, giving the name “Wakefield,” to the brand new community. Today an active neighborhood association maintains a recreation center, including a pool, playgrounds, a soccer field and miles of walking trails. Residents typically go to nearby Van Ness and Tenleytown for shopping and dining needs.
Wakefield is served by the Van Ness-UDC and Tenleytown Metro Stations on the Red Line.