7.4 out of 10

Manor Park

Ranked 27th best neighborhood in Washington
38.9621348206094 -77.0156274809553
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Nightlife
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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+

"A sweet little neighborhood"

This is what many neighborhoods aspire to be like. Affordable, adorable housing that is rich in quaint rowhouse architecture. Also one of the best places in the city to procure a "backyard" area. This neighborhood caters both to families on a dime and college kids (and probably several of their roommates) who are looking to live someplace they can afford close(-ish) to the heart of the city. All the amenities are there, and it is relatively metro accessible. And if the bustle of the city is too much to handle, Maryland is in your backyard, and Manor Park has its own neighborhood park where residents retire to in order to find their zen spot.

For how green and residential it is, it is perhaps fitting that this place has "manor" and "park" in its title. Those looking for their own private apartment, on the other hand, had best look elsewhere. Complexes are nowhere here.
Pros
  • Lovely architecture
  • metro accessible
  • quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet"

Manor Park is a nice neighborhood of approximately 8,820 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The boundaries of the neighborhood are generally defined by Rggs Road N.E., Missouri Avenue N.W., 5th Street N.W along Blair Avenue N.W.. Data from 2010 indicates that the average sales price for a home in this neighborhood was $288,010, with 67% of the homes being owner occupied. There is a mixture of commercial and residential uses in the neighborhood with the neighborhood mostly being attached single family "row houses".

There are numerous schools within Manor Park including Paul PCS, Kmit Institute for Magnificent Achievers, Coolidge Senior High School and Whittier Education Campus. The neighborhood offers numerous recreational facilities including the Coolidge and Takoma Park Recreational Centers. Green space can be found at Rock Creek Park, which is not in any way connected to the more well known Rock Creek Park. There are also numerous gardens found near Oglethorpe Street S.W.. Residents will find at least 10 places of worship in Manor Park. Shopping and restaurant opportunities can be found but are limited and spread out. Many will want to travel to other neighborhoods for these activities. Public transportation is focused on numerous Metro Bus stops and the nearby Takoma Park Metro station.

Crime statistics indicate a mixture of crimes against people as well as crimes against property. As always check the most recent crime statistics and make an informed decision as to the crime risk before moving into any neighborhood.
Pros
  • roomy
  • long term residents
  • quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"middle-class oasis"

Manor Park is one of the middle class neighborhoods backed up to the Maryland state line. It is filled with lovely detached housing and duplexes which house single families and provide a decent sized yard. Like many neighborhoods in the area, there are few services for residents unless you drive across the state line, but this doesn’t deter most of them. Being close to Catholic University, there are a few students, but Manor Park is far enough away that there shouldn’t be too many of them. On the other hand, professors do live there along with their families. This is a great place to raise your children, as they love to play in the yard after school, or go to any of the several parks in the area. Summers will find residents indulging in backyard barbecues and overall neighborliness.
Manor Park did fall on hard times in decades past, but the residents are eager to put that behind them. So, they are fixing up the houses and settling in for long term residency. In fact, this is something of a tradition in the area. Of course, location does work in their favor pretty well since most of the surrounding area is middle class or even well to do.
Pros
  • quiet
  • long term residents
  • roomy
Cons
  • no apartment complexes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A Bright Future From a Gentle Past"

Manor Park is a neighborhood of moderate size located in the northwestern park of Washington, DC. It is known locally for its quiet, almost suburban like, beauty and characterized by three distinct types of architecture.
First there are the historic style row houses that are similar to many others in the city. These homes sit like watchful sentinels along Manor Park’s shaded streets, giving the community a feel of timelessness. Many of these homes have been occupied by the same residents for decades.
In addition to roughhouses there are also a number of single family homes. Though the lots they sit on are not a large as some in the District, they are still quite spacious compared to the “handkerchief lawns” in front of the row houses. Young professional families tend to favor these houses.
Finally, creating a happy medium between the other two styles, you have the duplexes. These are particularly popular among middle class singles and newlyweds. Also, because Washington always seems to have a housing shortage, they are popular investments among entrepreneurs who purchase a double unit, live in one side and rent out the other for a profit.
In addition to its homes, Manor Park also features Fort Slocum Park, a lovely green space running through the middle of the neighborhood.
Pros
  • roomy
Cons
  • no apartment complexes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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