The neighborhood of Foxhall (also known simply as Foxhall) is located west of Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and is one of the city’s oldest and largest planned developments. It is an exclusive neighborhood bordered by Reservoir Road, Foxhall Road, and Glover-Archibald Park. Today, the area offers the perfect mix of suburban and urban living. It is off the beaten path with privacy and ample space but is only a short bus ride or drive away from the liveliness of downtown. Even a century after the first brick was laid in Foxhall, the neighborhood remains as charming and lovely as it was then.
Read on to learn more about the history of Foxhall Village, and why people are drawn there to this day.
Foxhall Village was built on the former site of Spring Hill Farm. In the aftermath of WWI, Henry K. Boss—a local real estate agent and developer—wanted to build “a village in the city.” He sought to recreate the quaint English towns he had visited and started developing the area beginning in the mid-1920s. At the time, most row house construction was based around a grid system. The architects, builders, and developers of Foxhall Village, however, designed a neighborhood to follow the natural topography of the land.
Foxhall is known for having distinct architecture; many of its beautiful homes are brick Tudor Revival style, reminiscent of an English village. In 2007, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Place.
With approximately 350 homes in the entire neighborhood, properties in Foxhall are considered exclusive and highly sought-after. The homes are aesthetically harmonious, marked by stunning brick architecture, stucco, slate roofs with gables and dormers, and more.
Residents of Foxhall Village include families, students from Georgetown University, and international residents employed at the World Bank and nearby embassies.
In addition to beautiful homes, there is plenty of greenery throughout. The streets of Foxhall are lined with trees and beautiful landscaping tended to with skill and care. Each home and garden is distinctive and lovely with unique details.
Even though Foxhall Village is a small neighborhood, it is ideally located between several of the District’s larger, well-known neighborhoods. The restaurants, bars, and shopping of Georgetown are a short walk away, as is Georgetown University. The Palisades, with its many opportunities for outdoor recreation, is nearby as well.
Foxhall’s famous restaurant is the sandwich and salad spot Jetties. Residents of Foxhall tend to take advantage of the neighborhood’s walkability and venture out into other areas of the city for their dining and retail needs.
If you are in the market for a perfect place for your family, Foxhall is a wonderful fit. There are great schools in the area, both public and private. The well-known, well-respected Lab School of Washington is tucked nearby along Reservoir Road.
Bikers, hikers, and boaters enjoy plenty of recreational opportunities. Residents have easy access to popular trails—such as the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, the Capital Crescent Trail, and the MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path that connect the two—as well as sailing opportunities on the Potomac River. In addition, the entirety of Washington, D.C. and its surrounding areas are a mere drive or bus ride away.
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