Park View

A Hidden Gem in Washington DC

If you're looking for a vibrant and diverse community to call home in Washington DC, look no further than Park View. Located in the northwestern quadrant of the city, Park View offers residents a perfect blend of city living and outdoor amenities. From the great restaurants and bars to the beautiful parks, there's no shortage of things to see and do in this charming neighborhood.


Located just north of the bustling Columbia Heights neighborhood, Park View is a small, yet dynamic community that's perfect for those who want to live close to the action, but also want a little peace and quiet. The neighborhood is home to several landmarks, including the Old Soldier's Home and Lincoln's Cottage, which are both must-visit destinations for history buffs. Additionally, the Washington Hospital Center, Children's Hospital, and VA Hospital are all located nearby, making it a convenient location for those who work in the medical field.


Park View boasts a mix of architectural styles, including traditional row houses and modern apartment buildings. Many of the homes in the area date back to the early 20th century and feature unique architectural details, such as stained glass windows and decorative brickwork. The neighborhood is also home to several new developments that offer modern amenities and sleek designs.

Restaurants and Bars

One of the biggest draws of Park View is its thriving culinary scene. There's something for everyone here. From Tabla, which is DC's first fast-casual spot featuring the most popular dishes from the Republic of Georgia to the delicious pizza at Sonny's Pizza. If you're in the mood for a drink, there are plenty of great bars in the area, including Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen, a cozy spot that serves up craft cocktails and Southern-inspired dishes, and St. Vincent's, a wine bar with an extensive selection of bottles. For beer lovers, Smitty's & Midlands are two popular spots that offer a great selection of local brews. Hook Hall is far more than a beer garden. It's become a community gathering space and event venue.


Park View is also home to several great cafes that are perfect for grabbing a quick bite or settling in for a long study session. Heat Da Spot is a popular spot for Caribbean-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes, while Doubles serves up a great outdoor patio with great quality coffee. And if you're in the mood for a great bagel, Call Your Mother Deli is a must-visit destination.


For outdoor enthusiasts, Park View offers easy access to some of the city's best parks. Rock Creek Park, a 1,754-acre national park that offers hiking trails, a nature center, and picnic areas, is just a short bike ride away. The neighborhood includes Parkview Recreation Complex, which an outdoor fitness center, basketball court, and small track along with a turf surfaced soccer field that provides the community with hours of fun.  A fenced-in playground with shaded seating and an outdoor children’s pool (only open during the summer season) makes this center a popular Park View community destination.

In summary, Park View is a hidden gem in Washington DC that offers residents the perfect mix of city living and outdoor amenities. With its great restaurants and bars, beautiful parks, and convenient location, it's no wonder why so many people are choosing to call this neighborhood home.

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Overview for Park View, DC

7,376 people live in Park View, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $56,875. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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34 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Park View, DC

Park View has 2,909 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Park View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,376 people call Park View home. The population density is 31,104.742 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Park View, DC

There's plenty to do around Park View, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alexa's Empanadas, Emma's Torch, and Summit To Soul.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.5 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.63 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.85 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.47 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.38 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Park View, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Park View. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Bruce-Monroe Elementary School at Park View
PreK - 5th
E.L. Haynes PCS - Middle School
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