Elite. Entertaining. Extraordinary.
Woodley Park is an affluent residential area along the Connecticut Street commercial corridor, tucked between sprawling Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo. It is bordered by Kalorama, Cathedral Heights and Cleveland Park.
The area was named after Woodley House, built by Phillip Barton Key (the Uncle of Francis Scott Key) in 1801. Woodley has housed many political elites from President Grover Cleveland to World War II Secretary of War Henry Stimson.
Woodley Park offers fine early 20th-century row houses, tree-lined streets and the quiet of the suburbs with the amenities of the city.
Sidewalk cafes line Woodley Park's central commercial strip, accompanied by boutique shops. Open City Café is a favorite for brunch and upscale diner style food while Lebanese Taverna, Petits Plats, Afghan Grill, Tono Sushi and Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese add an international flair. The Omni Shoreham Hotel and the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel are also part of the Woodley Park scene. Wardman Tower, a cross-shaped tower built in 1928 as a luxury apartment building, is part of the Marriott.
Woodley Park is served by the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station on the Red Line.