Cleveland Park Homes for Sale
Cleveland Park Real Estate
Guide to Cleveland Park
Cleveland Park is a name associated with deep-rooted history, historic houses and luxurious living. In more recent years the area has also begun to step back on the scene as a commercial center. Local residents and developers have worked hard to revamp the neighborhood and with apartments and new business popping up and filling once empty storefronts the neighborhood has definitely stepped in to the lime light as an in-demand DC neighborhood for a variety of occupants.
Historic Vacation Destination
Due to its upland topography, Cleveland Park maintains a slightly cooler and breezier atmosphere than the lower lying areas in DC. Historically, many upper class Washingtonians chose the area as a summer getaway, most notably, President Grover Cleveland. After securing a stone farmhouse in the area and remodeling as his summer estate, the area adopted his nomenclature and became what is now known as ‘Cleveland Park.’
As the years passed and transportation to beach and countryside areas became more accessible, Cleveland Park dropped its vacation homes and slowly became a bustling city neighborhood. The heart of the neighborhood lies in the active commercial district on Connecticut Avenue. Like most DC neighborhoods, Cleveland Park experienced a tough growing period, but recently it has been revived and the neighborhood has returned to its former glory. New restaurants and shops continue to open in the area, reassuring Cleveland Park’s permanency on the DC neighborhood docket.
Making a Comeback while Preserving History
Cleveland park is taking the reigns on its future by preserving its past, with many historically centered spots. One of the neighborhood’s highlights comes in the form of Ripple, an “upscale casual restaurant” located right on Connecticut Ave. The café puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, focusing on organic and locally grown produce. Ripple is also grape friendly, being named one of the Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Wine Restaurants in America.
Right across the street is another fun and historical spot that defines the neighborhood, Uptown Movie Theater. Since its inaugural showing in 1936 the theater has hosted several Hollywood premieres, with big name titles, including 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and 1993’s Jurassic Park. Its exciting history, combined with balcony seating and a 70 ft. tall screen make the Uptown Theater one of Washington’s best and most unique theaters.
Central Location in the Northwest
Cleveland Park is located in the Northwest quadrant of DC above Woodley Park and below Forest Hills. The neighborhood is directly bordered by Rock Creek Park to the east, Tilden and Upton Streets to the north, 37th Street, Wisconsin Ave and 34th Street to the West and Woodley road to the South.
An Abundance of Public Transit
Cleveland Park has its own metro station on the Red Line and a plethora of bus lines running through it, including the D32, H2, H3, H4, L1, L2 and the L4. While parking is easier on the residential streets, it is trickier closer to Connecticut and Wisconsin Ave.
Gorgeous Homes and Apartments
Some of the most beautiful and expensive homes in the District are located in Cleveland Park. Many of these houses feature sloping lawns and large front porches, reflecting their original purpose as summer estates. The style here varies a lot but primarily features colonial, bungalow, mission and tudor style homes.
Detached houses are in high demand in the area, but apartments and condos can also be found on Connecticut and Wisconsin Ave. Those looking for an apartment here won’t be disappointed as many feature gyms, rooftop pools & terraces.
Natural Beauty and Historical Roots
Cleveland Park is adjacent to one of DC’s greatest retreats, Rock Creek Park. Situated between the northwest and northeast quadrants, the Rock Creek Park and Nature Center is a green gem in the middle of the nation’s capital, servicing a a multitude of outdoor activities. With a 20-mile bike trail, horse paths, tennis courts, a golf course and even Civil War forts, athletes, families and history aficionados alike can all find what they’re looking for at a day in the park.
Surrounding the park are many other interesting activities, including the Tregaron Estate,one of the last standing estates designed by the famous architect of the American Renaissance, Charles Adams Platt. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tregaron Estate is surrounded by 20 acres of beautifully landscaped scenery left untouched by developers.
Looking at a Brighter Future
Overall, Cleveland Park is a neighborhood on the rise. Though its houses are on the more expensive side, the area offers a variety of things to do and places to eat. The upcoming years will continue to bring new businesses and development to Cleveland Park as the neighborhood continues to change and find its identity.
Real Estate Market Stats
Basic Stats Overview
Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 12/13/2017
|Homes for Sale||21||-42.9%||+38.1%|
|Solds: 90 Day||37||-18.9%||-29.7%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||101.72%||+1.3%||+0.4%|
|90 Day Sold||$548,716||-5.3%||-55.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$450,000||-5.0%||-32.8%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||27.73||+26.8%||+16.5%|
|Homes for Sale||9||-22.2%||+66.7%|
|Solds: 90 Day||1||-400.0%||-1,100.0%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||108.30%||+6.6%||+6.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,266,000||-5.6%||-28.7%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,266,000||0.0%||-16.5%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||6.00||-416.7%||-401.3%|
|Homes for Sale||2||0.0%||+50.0%|
|Solds: 90 Day||8||+25.0%||-12.5%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||103.12%||+3.1%||-0.9%|
|90 Day Sold||$986,938||+11.5%||-5.1%|
|90 Day Sold||$992,500||+13.9%||-1.2%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||14.13||-23.8%||+34.7%|
|Homes for Sale||10||-70.0%||+10.0%|
|Solds: 90 Day||28||-17.9%||+3.6%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||100.06%||-0.1%||+0.7%|
|90 Day Sold||$397,893||-2.7%||-12.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$370,900||-1.6%||-24.7%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||32.39||+40.8%||+23.7%|
What does the most expensive home in Cleveland Park look like?
3515 WOODLEY RD NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20016
How about the least expensive?
3315 WISCONSIN AVE NW #303, WASHINGTON, DC 20016
3314 PORTER ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20008
How Much is Available?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active Inventory
The number of Cleveland Park homes listed for sale. Lower inventory favors sellers in negotiations.
How Many Months of Inventory?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Months Inventory
The number of homes listed for sale in Cleveland Park divided by the number of homes sold in one month. Higher inventory favors buyers.
More Actives or More Pendings?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active/Pending Ratio
Ratio of homes in Cleveland Park listed for sale versus those under contract. The lower the number, the hotter the market.
Are Sellers Negotiating?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, List/Sold Ratio
Shows a comparison between the final sales price of homes sold in Cleveland Park versus their list price.
What is Average?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Average Sale Price (90 Days)
Average list price of homes for sale in Cleveland Park
How Fast Are They Selling?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Days on Market (Sold Listings 90 Days)
Average days from Listing Date to Sold Date for Cleveland Park homes that sold in the past 90 days.
It's all happening at the zoo
Its main commercial corridor lies along Connecticut Avenue, NW, where the eponymous Cleveland Park station of the Washington Metro's Red Line can be found. The neighborhood is known for its many late 19th century homes and the historic Art Deco Uptown Theater. Cleveland Park is usually bustling with activity as it is home to many younger families that take advantage of the neighborhood shops and taverns. And don't forget ... the National Zoo. One of the entrances to the Zoo is just south of Cleveland Park. Living in the neighborhood affords you a leisurely stroll to the exhibits. And, late summer evenings will provide you with the sounds of the wild as the animals signal the end of the day.