Sheridan-Kalorama: A Neighborhood of Prestige and Power

Some of the grandest buildings in all of DC can be found in the prestigious neighborhood of Sheridan-Kalorama.  Set among embassies, mansions, and National Historic Registry homes, Sheridan-Kalorama is a serene place to live in an all-residential neighborhood.  It is convenient to Dupont Circle, Adams-Morgan and Rock Creek Park.  The neighborhood boundaries are Rock Creek Park, Florida and Connecticut Avenues.

Kalorama, Greek for “beautiful view,” sits on a hill above Dupont Circle and is home some of the most historic buildings in the District.  Well-known in the 19th century for its idyllic landscape and greenery as the city moved away from the established urban center to town and suburb-like streetscapes, most of the buildings in Sheridan-Kalorama were built between 1890-1988.  Individually, the neighborhood’s buildings are among the most distinguished collection of late 19th and early 20th century revival style architecture in the U.S. The eclectic mix of styles include Queen Anne; Romanesque Revival; Victorian, English Arts and Crafts; English Gothic Revival; Italian and French Classicism.

Elite Washingtonians who call Sheridan-Kalorama home welcome the added presence of embassy police officers and Secret Service police manning the streets of this quiet neighborhood.  The Dupont Circle Metro is the nearest subway station.  Here is a resource to learn more about and explore Sheridan-Kalorama real estate listings.

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