Massachusetts Avenue Heights

Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a D.C. neighborhood that is prestigious, spacious, distinguished, and convenient.

Welcome to Massachusetts Avenue Heights

Prestigious and private community near National Cathedral

Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a D.C. neighborhood that is prestigious, spacious, distinguished, and convenient. This residential neighborhood covers a small and private triangular section between Massachusetts Avenue and Garfield Street. Massachusetts Avenue Heights has a park-like setting with leafy winding streets featuring large estates on generous lots. The breathtaking properties in this neighborhood are among the most spectacular and expensive in D.C. Homes span diverse architectural styles, from early-20th-century Mediterranean villas and stone Tudor manors to cutting-edge contemporary designs.

Massachusetts Avenue Heights is adjacent to the United States Naval Observatory and the Vice President’s Residence at Number One Observatory Circle. Washington National Cathedral in the northwest corner of the neighborhood is one of the largest and most impressive religious buildings in the United States. The cathedral’s construction took from 1906 until 1988 to complete and decorative flourishes were still being added in the 2010s. Washington National Cathedral has hosted the state funerals and memorial services for a total of nine Presidents. It has also hosted prayer services on the day after the inaugurations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and recent Presidents from Ronald Reagan onwards. 

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral is also located within the neighborhood and Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral lies just beyond its southern boundary. Massachusetts Avenue Heights is home to the embassies of Cape Verde, Iraq, and Norway. 

There are no restaurants, shops, or other commercial properties within the neighborhood, but Massachusetts Avenue Heights is conveniently located for accessing all other D.C. areas.

Lovers Lane is a scenic 3.5-mile path running from the embassies of Massachusetts Avenue through Rock Creek Park and on to Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. The grand 19th-century Dumbarton Oaks estate at the Georgetown end of Lovers Lane features beautifully-landscaped gardens and a museum housing Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. The Lovers Lane walking path also makes it easy for residents of Massachusetts Avenue Heights to access all of Georgetown’s other attractions and amenities. These include many gorgeous historic buildings as well as stylish boutiques and exceptional restaurants and taverns along Georgetown’s M Street.

Massachusetts Avenue Heights is served by the District of Columbia Public Schools District. The neighborhood contains several schools affiliated with the Washington National Cathedral, including St. Alban’s School and Beauvoir.

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