Cleveland Park

NW

OVERVIEW

NAMED FOR FORMER PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND,
Cleveland Park hosts one of the District’s historic and successful commercial districts established by a streetcar stop. Now home to a Red Line Metrorail station, the area also boasts several local landmarks and civic institutions, including the recently renovated Cleveland Park Library. The community’s modest scale belies a high-density population that supports the Connecticut Avenue retail district, which offers a mix of local and national tenants including an urban-format Target.

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Neighborhood Features

Openings

  • 3321 Bistro (Tex-Mex & Latin restaurant)—2021
  • Cracked Eggery – 2021
  • Orangetheory (fitness studio)—2020
  • SakuSaku Flakerie by Al Volo (pop-up bakery/café)—2020
  • School of Rock (music school)—2020

Community Spaces

  • The $19.7 million Cleveland Park Library (c. 2018) includes 26,700 SF of community educational space.
  • Cleveland Park Farmers Market offers produce & artisanal goods on Sat (9 am–1 pm April–Dec).
  • The Connecticut Avenue service lane, closed to vehicular traffic since the onset of COVID-19, has transformed into a signature walkable space for public enjoyment and “streatery” seating.

Great Streets + Main Street

Connecticut Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor, while Cleveland Park is a DC Main Street administered by District Bridges. As part of these programs, businesses along the corridor may apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs.

Destination Dining

  • Mediterranean restaurant Sababa was named to the 2021 Michelin Bib Gourmand list.
  • The Washington Post ranked Vace Italian Delicatessen one of the ten best pizzas in DC.
  • Neighborhood staple Vace Italian Delicatessen received an Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award for 44 years of service.