Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


Great Washington, DC Neighborhoods: Cleveland Park

Great Washington, DC Neighborhoods:  Cleveland Park

When I begin to work with a new buyer, their wish list usually includes things that only one DC neighborhood can deliver. 

First, there is the location. If you live inCleveland Park, you can walk to anything that matters - a Metro station, restaurants with cuisine from many continents, the Uptown Theater, fine wine, and the National Zoo.

Oh, and there are the houses!  They are amazing with a lot of history.

Cleveland Park was one of Washington's first suburbs, and many of the old Victorian and Queen Anne mansions were summer home where Washingtonians would go by horse-drawn wagons to get away from the typhoid of the swampy DC summers. And President Grover Cleveland led the way, building Red Top, the summer house he built for his new bride and that served as kind of the Camp David of its day.  Red Top (named for its red roof) was torn down in the late 1920's, but many of these wonderful pieces of history have been beautifully restored with great care taken to preserve their original details and historic features. 

There aren't many homes for sale in Cleveland Park right now.  There are only five homes for sale, including just about the oldest house in the Washington on Newark Street for $3,495,000. But after the first of the year, we expect the inventory to expand. 


If you are planning a move to or from the Washington area, I can help.  I am licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Please email me a t or call 202-549-5167. 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsPatricia Kennedy • December 30 2012 10:29PM


This is another rewrite I did that is based on one I did last year - Washington, DC's Cleveland Park: 2011 Market Report.

This time around, I used a lot more links.


Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Neighborhoods... you sure know your way around the DC neighborhoods!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

That wysteria on the blue house probably looks beautiful and smells great, but it attracts huge numbers of bees to the porch and is doing a lot of damage!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

I love those beautiful old homes Pat!  Your inventory sounds like ours....everyone's waiting for new inventory to hit in the new year.  Happy 2013.

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing information on the Cleveland Park area.  

Best wishes for continued success in the New Year!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Wow, Pat, what a great walk down memory lane.  I just love Cleveland Park.  The homes and location are spectacular.  I love all your new links!  Way to go....I want to go back and re-do a lot of my old posts too.

Happy New Year!!!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) over 7 years ago