Kalorama, Washington, D.C.

Kalorama, Washington, D.C.

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Kalorama, Washington, D.C.

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The Kalorama area within the Northwest Quadrangle of Washington, D.C., includes two adjacent, quite affluent historical residential neighborhoods, Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama. The area is accessible from the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Metro stations, as well as various bus lines. Kalorama Triangle is bordered by Connecticut Avenue, Columbia Road, Calvert Street, and Rock Creek Park. Sheridan-Kalorama is immediately southwest, located between Connecticut Avenue, Rock Creek Park, Massachusetts Avenue, and Florida Avenue.

The chief distinction between the two neighborhoods lies in the more urban character of Kalorama Triangle, and the more suburban feel to Sheridan-Kalorama. The latter is notably the most affluent neighborhood in Washington, while the Triangle is more comparable with Dupont Circle and Woodley Park in being populated primarily by Washington's large upper middle class. Both the Kalorama Triangle and Kalorama-Sheridan are noted for their park-like settings, large single-family homes, spacious and elegant pre-war condominiums and coops, and prestige as desirable addresses within the city limits of Washington, D.C.

History of two neighborhoods

The Kalorama area was primarily rural until the close of the 19th century, lying northwest of the original limits of Washington City from L'Enfant's original plan. In 1795, Gustavus Scott, a commissioner for the District of Columbia purchased the property, which had been a portion of Anthony Holmead's...
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