Woodley Park



THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS COME TO WOODLEY PARK ANNUALLY to enjoy the National Zoo and adjacent Rock Creek Park or to stay at the storied Omni Shoreham Hotel. Residents and visitors enjoy the neighborhood’s retail and restaurant corridor as well as its legacy as a national historic district.

Woodley Park

Neighborhood Features

Great Streets + Main Streets

The area’s designation as a Great Streets corridor allows its small businesses to apply for grant funds to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. The corridor also receives support from Woodley Park Main Street through community- based economic development and placemaking initiatives.

Neighborhood Staples

  • Open City
  • Hot ‘N’ Juicy Crawfish
  • Lebanese Taverna
  • Macintyre’s Pub
  • Baked by Yael
  • Duke’s Counter
  • LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Recent Openings + New Development

  • Bistro Bites (crepes and dosas)
  • Han Palace (Chinese restaurant)
  • Taco City
  • Carmel Partners is redeveloping the Marriott Wardman Park hotel into approximately 900 units with open space across two residential buildings.

Top Local Industries

7,176 Total Area Employment

  • Other Services: 26%
    (except Public Administration)
  • Accommodation & Food Services: 23%
  • Educational Services: 10%