Wesley Heights: DC's Planned Community

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Found just a few miles to the northwest of Downtown DC, the affluent Wesley Heights neighborhood enjoys the distinction of being named one of the nation’s very first planned communities. With a large amount of green space on two sides, the neighborhood is primarily home to upscale residences, typically priced starting at around $1 million.

While a majority of homes in the neighborhood are large, detached homes constructed around the 1920s and 1930s, you may also now find some newer construction, custom-built homes in Wesley Heights. Many of these homes also sit on large, well-landscaped lots.

In addition, you may also find some options in townhomes and condos in the mostly quiet, residential neighborhood. No matter the design, however, it’s rare for homes to sit on the market long in Wesley Heights.

The neighborhood is certainly in a desirable location. It also offers some beautiful home designs.  The tree-line neighborhood streets make room for stately Colonials and Tudors, some of which come with private swimming pools and guest cottages. It’s easy to see why so many young families are continually drawn to a Wesley Heights lifestyle.

Not only do the large lots provide plenty of space for a growing family, but the neighborhood is also close to a large amount of enviable green space. Glover Archbold Park sits on one side of the neighborhood.

This large and peaceful park is full of trees and streams, plus trails for running, biking and hiking. Another option is nearby Battery-Kemble Park. It’s a popular spot for running or taking a nature walk.

For convenience, Wesley Heights sits close enough to downtown too, plus you’ll have easy access to a handful of restaurants and shops in a small commercial area off New Mexico Avenue. Of course, the neighborhood is also conveniently close enough to lively Georgetown and all of its varied offerings.

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