What’s the Difference Between Sheridan-Kalorama and Kalorama Triangle?

As one of DC’s most expensive neighborhoods, Kalorama is known to attract big some big names. Kalorama became extremely popular in the late 1800s with the addition of streetcars and remains popular today. 

But while you sometimes hear wealthy Kalorama described as a singular place in Northwest DC, the affluent area is actually made up of two distinct places. Divided in half by Connecticut Avenue, Kalorama Triangle sits to the east of the roadway, while Sheridan-Kalorama sits to the west.


Built to inspire, the grand, single-family homes of Sheridan-Kalorama are commonly large in size, as they average about 4,000 square feet of living space. Built for upper-class residents, the homes sit on large lots and this part of Kalorama has a more suburban feel.

The Obamas, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as Jeff Bezos have all called this part of DC home over the years. There have been others too, such as philanthropists, ambassadors, and industry leaders.  

Several embassies and diplomatic residences are found in this part of Kalorama. The area includes several parks too, such as Ukrainian Independence Park and Mitchell Park.

Several buildings and sites in the neighborhood now have a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Sheridan-Kalorama is bordered by Connecticut Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, Florida Avenue, and Rock Creek Park.

Kalorama Triangle

Fully developed by the early 1930s, Kalorama Triangle sits to the east of Sheridan-Kalorama and includes many apartment buildings and row houses designed for the middle-class, some of which have since been made into condos and co-ops in more recent years. Like Sheridan-Kalorama, the area is known to attract industry and political leaders. 

Kalorama Triangle is bordered by Connecticut Avenue, Calvert Street and Columbia Road and feels more urban than its nearby neighbor. However, both Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama are serviced by the Woodley Park and Dupont Circle Metro stations.

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