Woodley Park DC Neighborhood Guide
NorthWest DC • Residential • National Zoo • Rock Creek Park
1 BR: $1915
2 BR: $3015
Transit Score: 73
Metro: Red Line
Situated between Adams Morgan and Cleveland Park, as well as Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo, lies D.C.’s Woodley Park. This tree-lined neighborhood has a suburban feel while still being a part of the bustling D.C. scene. Woodley Park is most known for being home to the National Zoo, which draws a lot of visitors into the area. Additionally, Rock Creek Park’s main entrance is here, drawing even more visitors in to enjoy the scenic views. All the while, Connecticut Avenue is busy with shops, restaurants, and luxury apartment buildings – just about everything you need on a daily basis. Woodley Park is close enough to all of the action, while still maintaining a scenic neighborhood feel, making it an extremely desirable D.C. neighborhood.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
District Kitchen is a Woodley Park restaurant serving New American cuisine that features local ingredients in a rustic and trendy environment. Brunch is served on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The brunch menu is quite extensive, and all of the options are both delicious and in a reasonable price range. The menu incorporates the typical brunch items that you would expect, and they have a great bottomless deal. For $17, you can enjoy bottomless mimosas, just be aware that there is a 2-hour limit. We love District Kitchen for it’s affordable pricing, delicious and extensive menu, bottomless mimosas, and the enjoyable environment.
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
Lately we can’t get enough of Bar Civita, a Woodley Park establishment. This Italian influenced American restaurant serves quality food, wine, and cocktails with a focus on homemade cheeses, breads, charcuterie, and macaroni. Happy Hour at Bar Civita is always amazing, especially during the summer months when you can enjoy the outdoor patio. Happy Hour occurs every day from 4:30PM – 7:00PM, and is only available at the bar or the outdoor patio. The drink specials include wines by the glass for $6 or carafes for $20, a seasonal cocktail for $8, and all draft beers under $6. Additionally, there are several starters to choose from, all of which are $10 or less. It goes without saying that Bar Civita’s Happy Hour is one you don’t want to miss.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
When it comes to getting a good sweat in Woodley Park, taking things outdoors is our go-to. With Rock Creek Park located right in the neighborhood, it’s hard not to take advantage of. There are plenty of trails to hike, run, or bike – whichever you prefer. There are several online resources providing insight on walking and running routes throughout the park, which is extremely helpful for those new to utilizing the park as a place to exercise. The park is a great place to get in a solo workout, or to go to with family or friends. While there are so many great workout facilities in the area, having this beautiful National Park right in the neighborhood makes it our favorite place to work up a good sweat.
Best Way To Get Around
Woodley Park has a few different means of transportation that are both reliable and convenient. Walking is always an option, as most of your daily needs will be in walking distance when living here. Despite the convenience of walking, Public Transportation is typically the best way to get around. Woodley Park has it’s own stop on the Metro Red Line, the Woodley Park-Zoo stop which is located right in the middle of the neighborhood. There are 9 bus lines that pass through Woodley Park, and Capital Bike Share is available as well. Woodley Park is an popular area in the District, so there tends to be congestion and traffic, so Public Transportation or walking is typically your best bet.
We love Woodley Park for the elegant, convenient, and residential feel it has to it. The tree-lined streets, Rock Creek Park, and the National Zoo attracts the nature lovers, while the close proximity to the rest of D.C., luxurious housing, and everything you need right in the neighborhood attracts all sorts of residents. While the neighborhood itself is calm, there is a constant influx of tourists visiting the area. Living in Woodley Park is always convenient – Connecticut Avenue has everything you need as well as a few local restaurants and shops, so residents don’t need to go far unless they want to.
Living In Woodley Park
There is a variety of housing options in Woodley Park – converted row houses, condominiums, and apartments are available here. Upscale Apartment living is a major trend in the neighborhood right now, and there are multiple luxurious, high-rise apartment buildings to choose from. Living in Woodley Park is extremely pricey, especially purchasing property here, but there are a lot of rental options that make living here more feasible. While it is pricey, it is a very popular neighborhood to live in for a good reason, and many would say that the price tag is worth it. The convenience, the beautiful residential streets, and the pristine vibe all throughout Woodley Park put this area high on the list of great D.C. neighborhoods to live in.