Park View: Wardman Rowhouses And More
Park View in Northwest DC has a strong sense of community among its residents and is pleasantly walkable. The Petworth Metro Station is walking distance. Shops and restaurants in nearby Columbia Height are within walking distance. Park View has a diverse population in a residential community and neighborhood gentrification is taking place. Like the neighborhoods around it, Park View has become a magnet for new bars, restaurants and other businesses popping up.
The neighborhoods surrounding Park View are Columbia Heights, Petworth and Howard University. Located in the Northwest section of DC, Park View is north of Howard University and west of the Old Soldier’s Home. The “park” in Park View refers to the nearby grounds of the Old Soldier’s Home. Its open public green space is much like NYC’s Central Park.
Spring blossoms and tree-lined streets highlight this predominantly residential neighborhood. Homes in Park View are dominated by row houses in the traditional DC Wardman-style. Most of the homes were built between 1900-1930. The homes feature welcoming front porches. Homes have enough variation in style and materials to make the rows visually appealing. Park View also has a few notable gardens like Wangari Gardens and one with the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Neighbors in Park View collaborate on growing fresh produce in their gardens. The neighborhood has also taken on a project to fix up the recreation center on Otis Place that brought new basketball courts, a soccer field and a playground structure.