Though a recent development by the District of Columbia’s standards, Kalorama has enticed highbrow residents since its integration in the 1800s. Here are five reasons buyers are particularly fond of the area
Barlow’s “Fine View”
Located near Dupont Circle, Kalorama prides itself on the peaceful serenity of its tree-lined streets. Its stunning location led to the naming of Kalorama, when, in 1807, diplomat Joel Barlow named his own home Kalorama, from the Greek word for “fine view.” Today, Kalorama’s high elevation lends itself to beautiful outlooks. Residents can enjoy the outdoors at Kalorama Park by digging into the community garden or having lunch alfresco on the grass.
Primarily residential, this area resembles a suburban landscape but is still close enough to the heart of the capital city that it is easily accessible using the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park metro stations. These quiet streets intrigue buyers who crave privacy and distance from their professional lives. For high-profile diplomats, political figures, and entrepreneurs, Kalorama provides a peaceful solace. Still, plenty of urban amenities are available, including chain and locally-owned coffee shops, a Kalorama pharmacy, and grocery markets.
If you’re inspired by brick Colonial-style mansions, look no further than Kalorama. While there are a variety of different living options in the area, from apartments and condos to spacious homes with manicured lawns, the area is dominated by Colonial and Georgian Revival architecture. Other popular styles within the neighborhood include Mediterranean, both Spanish and Italian influences, as well as Colonial Revival, which gained popularity in the early 20th century.
Between Kalorama’s two neighborhoods, the Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama, twenty-five different embassies reside in the area. Because of the wide array of people who spend their time in Kalorama, dining options have evolved to reflect this community. Enjoy omakase meals at Sushi Ogawa, dive into Afghani cuisine at Lapis, or indulge in upscale renditions of traditional Thai selections at Thai Chef Street Food.
“Off the Grid”
Kalorama’s neighborhoods don’t adhere to the strict grid-like system that the rest of Washington, D.C.’s streets follow. This gives Kalorama’s streets a winding sensation, which makes wandering this neighborhood feel distinctly different than any other part of the city.
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