The mid-rise brick condo community, The Observatory, in the desirable area of Glover Park, north of Georgetown, is perched in a highly coveted location with a park skirting the edge giving residents unparalleled nature views with biking, jogging and hiking trails from the front door. It’s a short walk to the top urban amenities of Georgetown, and a convenient DC Circulator bus line stops in front of the building allowing an easy commute to downtown DC. Both Glover Park and Georgetown are well-known locales for restaurants and shops. There also is a shuttle to Georgetown for residents. It has a WalkScore of 95 out of 100, reflecting its image as a walker’s paradise.
Glover Park is a neighborhood in northwest DC, north of Georgetown and directly west of the U.S. Naval Observatory and the Vice President’s mansion, in addition to several embassies. There are popular dining options close by along Wisconsin Avenue, such as Rockland’s BBQ, Surfside, Sushiko, Bourbon, Starbucks, and Einstein Bagel Shop. There are convenient businesses in the area as well, including a Whole Foods grocery store, a newly remodeled Safeway, wine shop, Glover Park Hardware, fitness clubs, a movie theater, and Guy Mason Park all within walking distance. Guy Mason Park has a playground, softball diamond and a dog park. Glover Park also holds its annual festival here at the park. Georgetown is located along the Potomac River, and is well known globally for Georgetown University, high-end shops, restaurants, and bars.
The Observatory is located on Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between 35th Street and Whitehaven Street in Glover Park. The 8-story complex, built in 1988, is home to 162 residences. Most condos are 1 and 2-bedrooms, although there are several larger 3-bedroom penthouses, offering 1 and 2.5 bathrooms, ranging in size from 684-1,851 square feet. The condos open up to spacious living areas with generous open kitchens, large master suites, oversize windows, underground garage parking, and private balconies in some units. Many have recent renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms. Building amenities feature a 24-hour front desk, outdoor pool, fitness center, rooftop deck and a party room. The full-service luxury building is pet-friendly and has a formal driveway, storage rooms, and on-site management and maintenance teams.