7.9 out of 10

Foxhall Crescent

Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Washington
38.9214786091179 -77.0909619403422
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One of many hidden-away real estate treasure troves"

I mean, really. There are lovely neighborhoods, and then there are neighborhoods where all you need to hear is the name to realize it's a nice place. Do you really expect a place called Foxhall Crescent to be wallowing in crime and poverty? This place is green, forest-ridden fairy land, like so many other hidden-away neighborhoods in DC. More people come here to ogle over the houses than people actually live in the houses. And with good reason- the architecture is so beautiful that it has caught the eye of the current mayor of DC, and inspired George Washington University and the German Embassy to purchase land within the neighborhood.
Pros
  • quiet seclusion
  • good schools
Cons
  • Super expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic green spaces!"

Foxhall Crescent is a neighborhood of approximately 2,328 residents located in the northwest section of the city. In addition to being the home of the home of The George Washington University Mt. Vernon Campus, this neighborhood is one of the most sought after places to live in the city. In 2010, the average price of the homes sold in Foxhall Crescent was $1,750,000, with 67% of the homes being owner occupied. The neighborhood is bordered by the Glover Archbold Park, Wesley Heights Park, Battery Kimble Park and the C&O Canal National Historic Park.

There are numerous private schoools within the neighborhood including the Field School, Our Lady of Victory School and St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. Numerous restaurants are located along MacArthur Boulevard. Shopping opportunities are scarce and most residents will venture to nearby Georgetown. One of the best features of the neighborhood is the access to green space which surrounds Foxhall Crescent. Public transportation is limited to a few Metro Bus stops scattered about in the neighborhood.

It appears from the most recent crime data that there has been no crimes reported in the last 30 days. As always check he most recent crime daa and make an informed decision about the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood
Pros
  • Parks
  • quiet seclusion
  • good schools
Cons
  • must drive to shop
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Green and gorgeous"

Foxhall Crescent can be described as Georgetown North: beautiful, green and quiet. And expensive: homes there exceed a million dollars. The entire neighborhood has a park like atmosphere, and indeed there are two parks in the middle of the neighborhood. Since Foxhall Crescent is up against the Potomac River, many homes have a view of the Virginia coastline: this is quite beautiful. If you didn’t know better, you would swear you were far out in the country. Naturally this does come with a price: there are few amenities like restaurants and stores inside the neighborhood itself, so you will probably want a car.
On the other hand, Foxhall Crescent is close to Georgetown, with its many shops, restaurants and neighborhood hangouts. You can be there within minutes, and enjoy a relaxing dinner, or a drink after work. The neighborhood is zoned to send children to the same public schools as Georgetown. If you are going to send your kids to DC schools, this is the place to do it: unlike many other parts of the city, these kids enjoy high graduation rates and often do get into college. Residents will often have garden parties and cookouts during the warmer months, and kids can build snow men when winter storms come. It is quiet and peaceful to live here.
Pros
  • good schools
  • quiet seclusion
Cons
  • must drive to shop
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Suburb Within the City"

Foxhall Crescent is a small neighborhood that is surrounded on three sides by woodland. This makes it unique among Washington’s primarily urban areas. The woods also tend to isolate the neighborhood from much of the rest of the city, making it a sort of suburban enclave.
In addition to beautiful American Craftsman style homes, Foxhall Crescent also plays home to the German Embassy. This large mansion regularly plays host of dignitaries from around the world. As a result, traffic can be something of a problem especially on the day of an event.
Foxhall Crescent was once to be the home of a Mayoral Mansion for the District of Columbia. Because of Washington’s unique status, this home would have been the equivalent of the governor’s mansion in a small state. However, complaints from residents and problems getting sufficient land finally killed the project. Instead, the city gave the land that had been donated to the Salvation Army is 2003.
Foxhall Crescent features the Mount Vernon Campus of George Washington University, which attracts students to the area. While most of the students live in other parts of the District, they still bring a certain youth and energy to this otherwise quiet community.
Pros
  • quiet seclusion
Cons
  • not much room to grow
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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