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

MLS # DC8328404 Washington, DC 20008
1 bed 1 bath 650 sqft $250,000
3610 38TH ST NW, Unit 269 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3610 38TH ST NW, Unit 269, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8326676)
1 bed 1 bath 1,113 sqft $445,000
3701 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 439 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3701 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 439, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8325952)
1 bed 1 bath 718 sqft $305,000
3401 38TH ST NW, Unit 119 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3401 38TH ST NW, Unit 119, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8325830)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $368,000
3140 HIGHLAND PL NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3140 HIGHLAND PL NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8323401)
4 beds 5 baths $7,500
3446 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 305 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3446 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 305, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8322609)
1 bed 1 bath 507 sqft $315,000
3601 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 811 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3601 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 811, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8322149)
1 bed 1 bath $1,700
3001 PORTER ST NW, Unit 100 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3001 PORTER ST NW, Unit 100, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8320306)
1 bed 1 bath 650 sqft $220,000
3930 LANGLEY CT NW, Unit 640 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3930 LANGLEY CT NW, Unit 640, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8318532)
1 bed 1 bath 654 sqft $1,750
3607 38TH ST NW, Unit 202 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3607 38TH ST NW, Unit 202, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8318274)
1 bed 1 bath $1,995
2812 CORTLAND PL NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2812 CORTLAND PL NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8316041)
3 beds 3 baths $1,325,000
3031 NEWARK ST NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3031 NEWARK ST NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8315892)
5 beds 5 baths $2,825,000
3601 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 104 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3601 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 104, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8313414)
2 beds 2 baths 1,750 sqft $3,650
2923 34TH ST NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2923 34TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8309224)
4 beds 3 baths $998,500
3900 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 302G Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3900 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 302G, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8309088)
1 bed 1 bath 831 sqft $349,000

Sold Listings in Cleveland Park, Washington

3410 39th Nw #C711 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3410 39th Nw #C711, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8317010)
1 bed 1 bath 746 sqft $0
2710 Macomb St Nw #114 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2710 Macomb St Nw #114, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8305779)
1 bed 1 bath 990 sqft $0
3315 Wisconsin Ave Nw #602 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3315 Wisconsin Ave Nw #602, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8304194)
3 beds 3 baths 1,973 sqft $0
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #6012 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #6012, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8285561)
2 beds 2 baths 1,233 sqft $0
3820 39th St Nw #115 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3820 39th St Nw #115, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8283850)
2 beds 2 baths 1,501 sqft $0
3410 39th St Nw #712 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3410 39th St Nw #712, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8281394)
1 bed 1 bath 744 sqft $0
3616 Connecticut Ave Nw #402 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3616 Connecticut Ave Nw #402, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8280170)
1 bed 1 bath 731 sqft $0
3880 Rodman St Nw #215 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3880 Rodman St Nw #215, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8279189)
2 beds 1 bath 1,286 sqft $0
3609 38th St Nw #406 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3609 38th St Nw #406, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8278403)
0 beds 1 bath 432 sqft $0
3847 Rodman St Nw #38 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3847 Rodman St Nw #38, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8278263)
3 beds 2 baths 1,598 sqft $0
3304 Idaho Ave Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3304 Idaho Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8277545)
4 beds 3 baths 2,830 sqft $0
3850 39th St Nw #99 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3850 39th St Nw #99, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8276191)
1 bed 1 bath 789 sqft $0
2711 Ordway St Nw #14 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2711 Ordway St Nw #14, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8273960)
1 bed 1 bath 779 sqft $0
3464 Macomb St Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3464 Macomb St Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8272646)
5 beds 5 baths $0
3883 Connecticut Ave Nw #503 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3883 Connecticut Ave Nw #503, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8272274)
1 bed 1 bath 732 sqft $0

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/
Next Step Public Charter School Agency
10-12 & ungraded
Carlos Rosario International PCS
n/a
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
LAYC Youth Build PCS
10-12 & ungraded
The William E. Doar, Junior Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-5
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Education Strengthens Families (ESF) PCS
PK
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Septima Clark PCS
PK-6
Arts & Technology Academy PCS
PK-5
Booker T. Washington PCS
9-12 & ungraded
Capital City PCS
PK-8
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
6-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS)
PK-8
http://www.capcs.org/
DC Bilingual PCS
PK-5
DC Prep Public Charter School
PK-8
http://www.dcprep.org/
E.L. Haynes PCS
PK-10
Friendship Public Charter School
PK-12
http://www.friendshipschools.org/
Imagine Hope Community Charter School
PK-8
http://www.hopecommunitycs.org/
Hospitality PCHS
9-12
Cedar Tree Academy Public Charter School
K
http://www.howardroadacademy.org/
Howard Univ. Math & Science Middle School
6-8
Hyde Leadership PCS
PK-12
Idea PCS
7-12
Ideal Academy Public Charter School
PK-8
https://www.iapcs.com/
KIPP PCS
PK-12
Lamb PCS
PK-5
Mary McLeod Bethune
PK-8
Maya Angelou PCS
6-12 & ungraded
Meridian PCS
PK-8
Nia Community PCS
PK-6
Options PCS
6-12
Paul PCS
6-9
Potomac PCS
PK-7
Roots PCS
PK-8
Sail PCS
K-8
Seed PCS
6-12
St. Coletta PCS
PK-12 & ungraded
E. Whitlow Stokes PCS
PK-6
Thurgood Marshall PCS
9-12
Tree of Life Community PCS
PK-8
Two Rivers PCS
PK-8
http://www.tworiverspcs.org/
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Washington Math Science PCS
9-12
The William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-12
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS
4-8
Center City PCS
PK-8
http://www.centercitypcs.org/
Imagine Southeast
PK-7
National Collegiate Preparatory PCS
9-12
Washington Yu Ying PCS
PK-5
Excel Academy PCS
PK-4
Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS
PK-4
Shining Stars Montessori PCS
PK-1
Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts PCS
8-12
BASIS DC PCS
5-8
Creative Minds PCS
PK-2
DC Scholars PCS
PK-3
Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS
PK-1
Ingenuity Preparatory
n/a
Sela PCS
n/a
Somerset PCS
n/a

Washington Schools

Murch Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/murch
Moten Elementary School
PK, 1-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/moten
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