Reed-Cooke Neighborhood in Adams Morgan

Reed-Cooke is a small residential neighborhood located in Northwest DC, and widely considered to be a part of the more prominent neighborhood of Adams Morgan.  Located west of Meridian Hill Park, the geographic area is bounded by 16th Street on the east, 18th Street on the west, U Street to the south, and Columbia Road to the north. 

The neighborhood is named after two elementary schools that are located in its borders: H.D. Cooke Elementary School and Marie Reed Elementary School.  Other communities nearby include Lanier Heights, Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Shaw and Dupont Circle.  The land of the neighborhood was once a part of the Meridian Hill estate of Commodore David Porter who created the estate in 1816.  Following the end of the Civil War, Meridian Hill was subdivided, with Reed-Cooke being developed after 1900.

The close-knit neighborhood has an active Neighborhood Association that promotes the quality of life of the residents of the Reed-Cooke neighborhood.  The Association holds annual events where residents can get to know each other, and experience all that the neighborhood offers.  They hold regular meetings to discuss issues of interest to the community, and have a website for an on-going forum for dialogue.  The Neighborhood Association also supports the protection and enhancement of green space within the neighborhood.

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