Barnaby Woods Neighborhood Guide | Living in Washington, DC | Long & Foster

Living in Barnaby Woods, Washington, DC

Barnaby Woods is a small neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. As a residential-only area, many people consider it to be a part of Chevy Chase, which is full of acclaimed restaurants, shops and entertainment options. Home buyers choose Barnaby Woods for its serene, tree-lined location adjacent to D.C.’s famed  Rock Creek Park. The neighborhood feels like living in the suburbs while still being in the city.

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Barnaby Woods Real Estate

The first homes in Barnaby Woods were built in 1935, and many more followed shortly after. This construction boom shaped the aesthetics of the neighborhood. Today, many of the homes for sale in Barnaby Woods are 1930's Colonials. A small number of townhomes can also be found on Unicorn Lane and contemporary-style homes can be found closer to the Chevy Chase border. The small size of the neighborhood means that few houses are on the market at any given time, so home buyers who want to move to Barnaby Woods need to be extra vigilant and make sure their dream home doesn’t pass them by.

People choose to buy homes in Barnaby Woods for the peaceful surroundings. Rock Creek Park borders the neighborhood to the east and offers many trails for residents to enjoy. Horse lovers take advantage of the Rock Creek Park Equestrian Center located within walking distance, along with the park’s nature center and planetarium.

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Transportation Around Barnaby Woods

Living in such a serene environment means that there isn’t a lot of public transportation available. Friendship Heights, the closest Metro train station, is two miles away. However, that doesn’t mean that commuters are stuck using their cars. The Metrobus services Barnaby Woods, with stops on Utah Avenue. 

Getting out of the city is easy when you live in Barnaby Woods. The suburban atmosphere means there’s plenty of room for a car, so residents can just hop in and go whenever the mood strikes. Those who prefer not to drive can catch a bus or take a train from Union Station, located less than 10 miles away in Capitol Hill. Reagan National Airport is the closest to Barnaby Woods, at just 12 miles away, while Dulles and BWI are also quick trips that can take you wherever you want in the world.


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  • Barnaby Woods is filled with pet lovers, who take advantage of the tree-lined streets and surrounding woods to walk their dogs and get exercise.
  • Rock Creek Park borders Barnaby Woods on the East, and many residents enjoy the natural beauty, as well as the nature center and planetarium.
  • Chevy Chase is nearby and offers some of the best restaurants and attractions in the city.


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