Wesley Heights

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Wesley Heights
Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Map of Washington, D.C., with Wesley Heights highlighted in red
Map of Washington, D.C., with Wesley Heights highlighted in red
Coordinates: 38°55′44″N 77°05′22″W / 38.928978°N 77.089542°W / 38.928978; -77.089542Coordinates: 38°55′44″N 77°05′22″W / 38.928978°N 77.089542°W / 38.928978; -77.089542
Country United States
District Washington, D.C.
Ward Ward 3
Government
 • Councilmember Mary Cheh

Wesley Heights is a small neighborhood of Washington, DC situated south of Tenleytown. It is bordered by New Mexico Avenue (on the East), Nebraska Avenue (on the North), Battery-Kemble Park (on the West) and Glover Parkway (on the South). Foxhall Road is the main roadway passing through Wesley Heights. Wesley Heights is in Northwest, in Ward 3 and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D.

Wesley Heights was developed in the 1920s by W.C. and A.N. Miller, who also developed the neighboring communities of Spring Valley and American University Park. It was one of the first master planned communities in the United States and featured such services as a shuttle to the Wisconsin Avenue streetcar and a community club house. It remains a wealthy residential enclave.

References[edit]

  • Shaw, Diane (2010). ""Wesley Heights and Spring Valley: Persistency and Consistency"". In Katharine Smith. Washington At Home. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 415–432, 492–493.