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POSTED ON 02/25/15 | Share This Post
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Cathedral Heights: Where Suburbs and City Life Meet

Some of us just love the city life: the accessibility to public transportation, the proximity to world-class restaurants and shops, and a short commute to work and play alike. Sometimes, this comes at a cost. DC residents end up sacrificing quiet, greenery, and peaceful neighborhoods to take advantage of the many perks of living in the nation’s capital. Fortunately, our Cathedral Commons residents get the best of both worlds – where suburbs and city life meet.

Here are some ways that living at Cathedral Commons enables you to enjoy city life without any of the drawbacks:

Enjoy the History that Surrounds You

Cathedral Heights is home to the Washington National Cathedral, which was chartered in 1893 and took 83 years to be completed, though it was still used for services over the course of the century. The Cathedral was designated by Congress as the “National House of Prayer,” and has been used to host many religious and secular events.

Many of the beautiful homes still standing today in Cathedral Heights were built in the nineteenth century, as part of a vision by the area’s founders that this area would be a suburban outgrowth of the city. These houses don’t just add history, but beauty to the neighborhood.

Read more about the history of Cathedral Heights and the development of the neighborhood online, thanks to a local historian.

Savor the Tree-Lined Streets & Quiet

A busy day feels instantly quieter and calmer as you walk down the street. Cathedral Heights is an enclave within the District, where houses have beautifully manicured lawns, and neighbors gather at two local parks, a playground, as well as a local dog park. On any given weekend, you’ll see many area residents at the lush Newark Street Community Garden growing their own fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Take Advantage of the Town

Enjoy high-quality dining options like Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar and Raku as your neighborhood restaurants. The best fitness options in town, like YogaFusion, and Solidcore, are less than a quick jog away.

Easily Get Around

When it’s time to brave the hustle and bustle of DC for work or a night out, hop on the Cleveland Park or Tenleytown Metro stations. Both Metro stations are accessible on foot, or by way of a Metrobus or Circulator bus.

Cathedral Heights is also situated in a prime location for accessing major area freeways including I-95 and I-395. This makes it simple to get to Maryland or Virginia for a weekend getaway.

We don’t believe you should have to sacrifice the abundant features and opportunities of city life to live in a peaceful neighborhood. Enjoy life in this highly sought-after haven of the District by moving to Cathedral Commons.

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