Brightwood Park

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Brightwood Park
Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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
Country United States
District Washington, D.C.
Ward Ward 4
Government
 • Councilmember Muriel 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 city council. His margin of victory was just 2 percent.[4]

Notable buildings[edit]

New comers and long-timers[edit]

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

Input from neighbors[edit]

As we move ahead a lot is to be changed near Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Whatever has been planned might affect the land of Georgia Avenue. A citizens association was formed in order to keep the residents in loop about that development. Like Wal-Mart, changes are notified to the residents and it was to be emphasized about residents's voice was heard and that they were not ignored in any case.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DC Citizen Atlas
  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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  1. ^ "Neighborhood profile: Brightwood Park, balancing history with a boomlet". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-11-14.