Focus On: Ward 7

Ward 7 is comprised of some of the District’s most stable and unique communities such as Hillcrest, Deanwood, Mayfair and Fairlawn. With approximately 72,000 residents, it is the second most populous ward in DC.

In addition to its thriving neighborhoods and stable residents, Ward 7 is home to Fort Dupont and Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens.

Known as the “park for all seasons,” Fort Dupont is located on 376 wooded acres and is one of the largest parks in Washington, DC. Activity and adventure can be found on nearly every acre of the park. There are grassy knolls perfect for an afternoon picnic, mile-long trails for nature walks and mountain biking, and ice rinks for ice skating. During the summer, Fort Dupont holds a summer theater concert series. Visitors can see a variety of musical acts including gospel, jazz and blues. To learn more about Fort Dupont, visit their website.

The large number of homeowners in Ward 7 continues to increase, with the ward experiencing steady growth. From clothing stores and dry cleaners to bagel shops and pharmacies, there has also been an increase of businesses choosing to locate in the ward.

Since taking office in 2004, Council member Vincent Gray has worked diligently to increase homeownership and attract businesses to Ward 7. The ward is currently experiencing economic and neighborhood revitalization with the development of several projects such as Skyland,
a 250,000+ square foot retail destination anchored by a grocery store. Located at Naylor Road & Alabama Avenue, SE , the project will represent the largest retail and personal service concentration East of the River. Penn Circle Condos and Capitol Gateway are two examples of residential developments taking shape in Ward 7.

To learn more about Ward 7 and Council member Gray, visit his website

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