Ambassadorial. Academic. Affluent.
One of the city’s more prestigious neighborhoods with large homes and tree-lined streets, affluent Spring Valley shares its neighborhood with American University, Wesley Theological Seminary and Washington College of Law. Located at the far western edge of the District, Spring Valley feels much like a suburb.
Homes in Spring Valley are mainly brick Colonials on large lots with an occasional Tudor joining the mix. There are also exquisite mansions on small estates in the southernmost part of the area.
Embassy residences located in the neighborhood include the ambassador's houses of South Korea, Canada, Croatia, Mexico, Bahrain, Qatar, Uganda, Chile, Luxembourg, Algeria and Yemen. WAMU, the District’s Public Broadcasting Station, is located on Massachusetts Avenue adjacent to American University.
Nearby Wisconsin Avenue provides access to the shopping and dining attractions of Tenleytown, Friendship Heights and Georgetown, while Massachusetts Avenue connects residents to downtown Washington.
Spring Valley Shopping Center offers residents a variety of services and retail stores including Crate & Barrel, a Thai restaurant, and Wagshal’s market and deli, a neighborhood institution since 1925.