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Cleveland Park Real Estate Analysis

History

The first American settler was General Uriah Forrest, an aide-de-camp of George Washington who built an estate called Rosedale (now at 3501 Newark Street) in 1793, when he began serving as a Congressman from Maryland. Later, it housed Youth For Understanding, an international student exchange organization. In 2002, the Rosedale grounds were placed in a public conservancy, and the farmhouse, said to be the oldest house in Washington, returned to residential use. Other estates followed. Gardiner Greene Hubbard, first president of the National Geographic Society, built the colonial Georgian revival Twin Oaks on 50 acres (200,000 m²) in 1888. It was used as a summer home by the Hubbard family, including Alexander Graham Bell and is today home of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of China on Taiwan. Tregaron, present-day home of the Washington International School, is a Georgian house built in 1912.

The neighborhood acquired its name after 1886, when President Grover Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse directly opposite Rosedale and remodeled it into a Queen Anne stylesummer estate called Oak View or Oak Hill (by other accounts, Red Top). When Cleveland lost his bid for re-election in 1888, the property was sold, and the Oak View subdivision was platted in 1890. The Cleveland Heights subdivision was platted around the same time, and the Cleveland Park subdivision soon thereafter.

Early large-scale development was spurred by the neighborhood’s upland topography, which provided a breezy relief from the hot, fetid air in the lowlands that were then the built-up area of Washington, D.C. Most of the houses built during this period show their intended use as summer houses in the era before air conditioning, having such architectural features as wide porches, large windows, and overhanging eaves.

While the first subdivisions were made in response to the extension of the Georgetown and Tennallytown electric streetcar line along Wisconsin Avenue, the success of the neighborhood was the result of the Rock Creek Railway, built on Connecticut Avenue in 1892. Once Cleveland Park was connected to downtown Washington, the neighborhood’s second phase of development, as a “streetcar suburb” began. The Cleveland Park Company oversaw construction on numerous plots starting in 1894. Most houses were designed by individual architects and builders, including Waddy B. Wood, resulting in an eclectic mix of the popular architectural styles of the time, notably the Queen Anne style (including theShingle style), Georgian Revival, and the Mission Revival. In later years, simpler schools such as the Prairie style and Tudor Revival came to dominate.

Yenching Palace (now a Walgreens), historic restaurant where American and Soviet negotiators met in 1962 to find a resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Development proceeded in fits and starts, punctuated by such events as the bankruptcy of the Cleveland Park Company in 1905 and theGreat Depression in the 1930s. As a result, houses of very different sizes, natures, and styles can often be seen next to one another. In the later 20th century, Winthrop Faulkner and I. M. Pei designed houses in the neighborhood as well.

Civic Groups

The Cleveland Park Citizens Association (CPCA) was established in 1911 by residents of the Cleveland Park area. The Association was incorporated in 1964 as the “Connecticut Avenue Citizens Association.” The name was changed in 1966 to the current name, Cleveland Park Citizens Association. Over the years, it has raised money for the construction of the local library branch, the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library. It is a member of the Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia.

The Cleveland Park Historical Society, founded 1985, strives to document and preserve the history and architecture of the neighborhood, and especially the historic district, which was designated in 1987. The Society sponsors an annual house tour in the neighborhood.

The Cleveland Park Club was founded in 1922 to “promote social intercourse, recreation and sports, literature and the arts, and for mutual improvement” of the neighborhood in the days before television and widespread broadcasting and movies. The next year, the Club purchased an 1895 house to use as its base. Events included such entertainment as plays, songfests, and dances. With the construction of a swimming pool, the Club became more centered on recreational swimming, although other activities, including annual potluck suppers on Memorial Day andLabor Day, a day camp, and other occasional social and educational events continue.

Education

District of Columbia Public Schools operates public schools. The National Child Research Center operates a nursery school in the neighborhood; National Cathedral SchoolSt. Albans School, and Sidwell Friends School are located at the edge of the customary boundary of Cleveland Park.

The District of Columbia Public Library system operates the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library.

 

For more information, visit Cleveland Park’s Wikipedia page.

Cleveland Park, Washington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Cleveland Park, Washington

3315 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 604 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3315 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 604, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8708435)
1 bed 1 bath 675 sqft $1,600
3600 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 301 Washington, DC 20008
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $329,000
3620 39TH ST NW, Unit C537 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3620 39TH ST NW, Unit C537, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8707422)
2 beds 1 bath 833 sqft $2,500
3114 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3114 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 101, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8706860)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $1,900
3311 HIGHLAND PL NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3311 HIGHLAND PL NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8706803)
4 beds 4 baths $5,200
3807 RODMAN ST NW, Unit E11 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3807 RODMAN ST NW, Unit E11, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8704301)
1 bed 1 bath 1,175 sqft $2,200
2926 PORTER ST NW, Unit 206 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2926 PORTER ST NW, Unit 206, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8704489)
1 bed 1 bath $489,900
2737 DEVONSHIRE PL NW, Unit 222 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2737 DEVONSHIRE PL NW, Unit 222, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8698335)
1 bed 1 bath 790 sqft $425,000
3891 PORTER ST NW, Unit F306 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3891 PORTER ST NW, Unit F306, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8703548)
1 bed 1 bath 1,001 sqft $2,250
3951 LANGLEY CT NW, Unit D586 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3951 LANGLEY CT NW, Unit D586, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8703245)
1 bed 1 bath 707 sqft $345,000
2911 NEWARK ST NW, Unit 6 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2911 NEWARK ST NW, Unit 6, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8699476)
2 beds 1 bath 726 sqft $2,600
3600 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 103 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3600 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 103, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8693755)
1 bed 1 bath $339,900
2902 PORTER ST NW, Unit 10 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2902 PORTER ST NW, Unit 10, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8695513)
3 beds 3 baths 1,773 sqft $775,000
3821 MACOMB ST NW Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3821 MACOMB ST NW, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8695556)
4 beds 4 baths $1,175,000
3611 NORTON PL NW Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3611 NORTON PL NW, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8692510)
3 beds 3 baths $1,099,000

Sold Listings in Cleveland Park, Washington

3844 Woodley Rd Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3844 Woodley Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8680842)
4 beds 4 baths $5,300
3807 Rodman St Nw #B8 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3807 Rodman St Nw #B8, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8677707)
1 bed 2 baths 1,076 sqft $392,000
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #3011 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #3011, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8676672)
1 bed 1 bath 791 sqft $1,950
3026 Porter St Nw #303 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3026 Porter St Nw #303, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8668956)
1 bed 1 bath 650 sqft $287,555
3446 Connecticut Ave Nw #303 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3446 Connecticut Ave Nw #303, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8666730)
0 beds 1 bath 385 sqft $199,000
3026 Wisconsin Ave Nw #201 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3026 Wisconsin Ave Nw #201, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8662833)
2 beds 1 bath 663 sqft $397,000
3855 Rodman St Nw #C45 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3855 Rodman St Nw #C45, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8662125)
1 bed 1 bath 707 sqft $379,000
4305 Massachusetts Ave Nw #4305 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4305 Massachusetts Ave Nw #4305, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8661720)
2 beds 3 baths 1,172 sqft $3,400
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #3014 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #3014, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8660448)
2 beds 2 baths 1,262 sqft $404,000
2911 Newark St Nw #23 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2911 Newark St Nw #23, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8659532)
1 bed 1 bath $2,100
3114 Wisconsin Ave Nw #401 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3114 Wisconsin Ave Nw #401, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8653285)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $260,000
3113 Quebec Pl Nw Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3113 Quebec Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8654991)
3 beds 2 baths 1,945 sqft $1,100,000
3145 38th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3145 38th St Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8654871)
4 beds 5 baths $1,300,000
3410 39th St Nw #D712 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3410 39th St Nw #D712, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8652611)
1 bed 1 bath 744 sqft $1,900
3860 Rodman St Nw #A223 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3860 Rodman St Nw #A223, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8649536)
4 beds 2 baths 1,585 sqft $625,000

Walk Score for Cleveland Park, Washington



Cleveland Park, Washington School Data

Washington School Districts

District Of Columbia Public Schools
PK-12 & ungraded
http://dcps.dc.gov/portal/site/DCPS/
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
9-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Public Charter School (Capcs)
K-8
http://www.capcs.org/
The Next Step Pcs
9-12 & ungraded
Carlos Rosario International Pcs
K-2 & ungraded
Eagle Academy Pcs
PK-3
Two Rivers Public Charter School Agency
PK-8
Appletree Early Learning Center Pcs
PK
Bridges Pcs
PK-1
Early Childhood Academy Pcs
PK-3
Youth Build Pcs Layc)
10-12 & ungraded
The William E. Doar, Junior Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-5
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Education Strenghtens Families Pcs
PK
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Septima Clark Pcs
PK-6
Arts And Technology Pcs
PK-5
Booker T. Washington Pcs
9-12 & ungraded
Capital City Pcs
PK-12
Cesar Chavez Public Pcs
6-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.capcs.org/
D.C. Bilingual Pcs
PK-5
D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.dcprep.org/
E.L. Haynes Pcs
PK-10
Friendship Pcs
PK-12
http://www.friendshipschools.org/
Hope Community Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.hopecommunitycs.org/
Hospitality Pcs
9-12
Cedar Tree Academy Public Charter School
PK-K, 7-8
http://www.howardroadacademy.org/
Howard University Middle School Of Math And Science
6-8
Perry Street Preparatory Pcs
PK-12
Integrated Design Electronics Academy Idea)
7-12
Ideal Academy Pcs
PK-8
https://www.iapcs.com/
Kipp Academy Pcs
PK, 1-12
Latin America Youth Bilingual Montessori
PK-5
Mary Mcleod Bethune Pcs
PK-8
Maya Angelou Pcs
6-12 & ungraded
Meridian Pcs
PK-8
Nia Community PCS
PK-6
Options Pcs
6-12
Paul Jhs Pcs
6-9
Potomac Lighthouse Pcs
PK-7
Roots Pcs
PK-8
Sail PCS
K-8
Seed Pcs
6-12
St. Coletta Special Education Pcs
PK-12 & ungraded
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs
PK-6
Thurgood Marshall Academy Pcs
9-12
Tree Of Life Pcs
PK-8
Two Rivers Pcs
PK-8
http://www.tworiverspcs.org/
Washington Latin Pcs
5-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Washington Math Science Pcs
9-12
William E. Doar Jr Pcs
PK-8
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Achievement Preparatory Academy Pcs
4-8
Center City Pcs
PK-8
http://www.centercitypcs.org/
Imagine Southeast Pcs
PK-7
National Collegiate Prep
9-12
Washington Yu Ying Pcs
PK-5
Dyrs
7-12 & ungraded
Excel Academy Pcs
PK-5
Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs
PK-5
Shining Stars Montessori Pcs
PK-1
Richard Wright Pcs For Journalism And Media Arts Pcs
8-12
Basis Dc Pcs
5-9
Creative Minds Pcs
PK-2
Dc Scholars Pcs
PK-3
Mundo Verde Bilingual Pcs
PK-1
Ingenuity Preparatory Pcs
PK-K
Sela Pcs
PK-2
Somerset Pcs
n/a
State Operative Agency
n/a

Washington Schools

Murch Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/murch
Moten Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.motenes.org
Montgomery Elementary School
PK-6, public
Miner Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/miner
Meyer Elementary School
PK-5, public
Merritt Middle School
PK-8, public
McGogney Elementary School
PK-6, public
Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland
9-12, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/roosevelt
M.C. Terrell / McGogney Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/mc-terrell
Takoma Education Campus
PK-8, public
http://www.takomaec.org
Stanton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/stanton
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
9-12 & ungraded, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ellington
Sousa Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/sousa
Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/shaw
Ron Brown Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ron-brown
Shaed Education Campus
PK-8, public
Shadd Elementary School
n/a, public
Seaton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/seaton
Savoy Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/savoy
Rudolph Elementary School
PK-6, public
Ross Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ross
River Terrace Elementary School
PK-5, public
Randle Highlands Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/randle-highlands
Shepherd Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/shepherd
Marie Reed Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/mariehreed