Crestwood is a tranquil neighborhood in DC’s Gold Coast, an upscale entirely residential community that is nestled between upper 16th Street and Rock Creek Park. It sits near some of the city’s more popular neighborhoods, yet is distinctly quieter since there is almost no thru-traffic. Crestwood is a neighborhood with green lawns, flowering bushes, expensive houses and quiet streets located north of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant.
Crestwood was originally a 300-acre estate purchased by a single owner in 1720. In the 20th century, the area began to see single-family home development. It lies west of 16th Street and bordered on all three sides by Rock Creek Park hiking and biking trails. Most of the houses sit on big, leafy lots.
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