Brightwood Park

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Brightwood Park
Map of Washington, D.C., with Brightwood Park highlighted in red
Map of Washington, D.C., with Brightwood Park highlighted in red
Coordinates: 38°57′26″N 77°01′30″W / 38.9571°N 77.0249°W / 38.9571; -77.0249Coordinates: 38°57′26″N 77°01′30″W / 38.9571°N 77.0249°W / 38.9571; -77.0249
CountryUnited States
DistrictWashington, D.C.
WardWard 4
Government
 • CouncilmemberMuriel Bowser

Brightwood Park is a small neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. in the United States. The neighborhood is bounded by Georgia Avenue NW to the west, Missouri Avenue NW to the northeast and Emerson Street NW to the south.[1] It is located in Ward 4, which is represented in the Council of the District of Columbia by Brandon Todd.

Brightwood Park is largely characterized by rowhouses, detached and semi-detached houses, and small neighborhood businesses. The neighborhood is often misidentified as being part of adjacent neighborhoods, such as the Brightwood neighborhood, the Petworth neighborhood to the south and the Manor Park neighborhood to the north.

In January 2013, resident Robert White helped co-found the Brightwood Park Citizens Association,[2] and was elected its founding president.[3] On June 14, 2016, White defeated Vincent Orange and David Garber to win the Democratic Party nomination for the At-Large seat on the D.C. Council. His margin of victory was just 2 percent.[4]

Notable buildings[edit]

Newcomers and long-timers[edit]

Brightwood Park has had a diverse group of people live for many years.[citation needed] Roger Limoges[who?] was attracted to this park in the pool of people who lived there as long time residents.[citation needed] This created a sense of stability.[citation needed] Living close together in this neighborhood with a lot of people creates a huge number of opportunities to engage with each other.[citation needed] They always try to improve the neighborhood relations instead of losing the history.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DC Citizen Atlas Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Reinink, Amy (February 7, 2014). "Neighborhood profile: Brightwood Park, balancing history with a boomlet". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Sommer, Will (July 9, 2014). "Kenyan McDuffie Endorses Robert White in At-Large Race". Washington City Paper. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Sommer, Will (June 15, 2016). "Analysis: The Biggest Loser on Election Night Was Muriel Bowser". Washington City Paper. Retrieved June 18, 2016.

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