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Living in Wesley Heights, D.C.

Located just several miles northwest of downtown Washington D.C., the quaint and lovely Wesley Heights neighborhood offers a pleasant, leafy suburb with upscale housing and a thriving community atmosphere. Developed between the 1920s and 1950s as one of the country's first planned communities, Wesley Heights is flanked on two sides by large green spaces and boasts luxurious homes that typically sell for $1 million and above.

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Things to Do in Wesley Heights

Wesley Heights has a strong local identity, and its proximity to downtown makes the neighborhood a popular choice for young families. The leisure activities offered here will appeal to those looking to create a friendly home environment for themselves and their children. There are a handful of shops, restaurants and bars, yet the abundant green space that surrounds the neighborhood is ideal for playing, hiking and getting in touch with nature. If it's the latter you're interested in, look no further than Glover Archbold Park, which is located on the east side of Wesley Heights. The park covers more than 183 acres of forests and streams and it offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown. When residents want to mix up their routine, they can watch live music or soak up the atmosphere in Georgetown, which is just two miles south of the neighborhood.

Wesley Heights Real Estate

Wesley Heights, D.C., is one the most desirable of Washington, D.C.'s suburbs, and people tend to stay for decades once they finally snag a place. Consequently, potential homeowners have to be patient when looking for their ideal future residence. Since housing so rarely comes on the market, homeowners will often need to act quickly when a home becomes available.

Homes in Wesley Heights generally date back to the '20s and '30s, although there are also a range of newer, custom-built homes as you explore the neighborhood. Most homes can be characterized as being luxurious, with large lots and a style that invites passersby to stop and take in their beauty in this posh D.C. neighborhood.


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  • Head to Glover Archbold Park to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown and wander through its 183 acres of forests and streams.
  • Though Wesley Heights is a quiet, residential community, it’s easy to take a short two-mile trip to Georgetown to enjoy live music, restaurants, shops, and more.


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