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Petworth Information and Highlights

Petworth is a residential neighborhood that resides in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. It is bounded to the east by the Soldier’s Home and Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery, to the west by Arknasas Avenue NW, to the south by Rock Creek Church Road NW and Spring Road NW, and to the north by Emerson Street NW. Petworth is represented on the Council of the District of Columbia by the Ward 4 council member which, since May 2015, is Brandon Todd. This neighborhood is surrounded by cultural events, history and plenty of landmarks to keep history lovers interested. It is a gem of a neighborhood in Washington D.C, and one that both potential residents and visitors alike should not miss.


The Petworth area, as well as its surrounding communities, cities and neighborhoods, all fall under a humid subtropical climate categorization. The summer seasons tend to be on the longer side, and especially hot and humid, with average daytime highs being from eighty-three to ninety-one degrees Fahrenheit. Winters, by comparison, tend to be mild to cool. The wind factor off of the water in certain areas in Petworth also attributes to occasional chilling winds in the winter, and residents and visitors alike can also expect occasional thunderstorms, especially in the more humid summer months.

Recreation / Things To Do

Petworth is one area that doesn’t even need to try to be entertaining. With its slew of history, parks, recreation and outdoor activities, you and the whole family can easily find something to do in this beautiful area. Whether it is exploring the capital of the United States of America in its entirety, perusing a large market or just enjoying the outdoors, Petworth has it all.


Petworth has all sorts of unique outlets, boutiques, shops and retail centers that are open to all kinds of shoppers. Whether you are a fashionista, a treasure hunter, a window shopper or just someone looking to indulge in a little retail therapy, Petworth has everything you could want and then some, no matter what sort of goodies you are looking for. It is an especially attractive neighborhood for fashion aficionados, offering a slew of clothing boutiques for men and women alike.


Petworth really brings together an interesting dining experience from all over the world. No matter what kind of food you are craving, this wonderful area has so much to offer in the way of both exotic cuisines, fine dining, down home cooking and just an all-around fantastic eating experience, that it is easily one of the best places to find your tummy rumbling.


Petworth is chocked full of history and historic locations – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spend the night out in style. With plenty of bars, breweries, pubs and clubs around this historic neighborhood, Petworth keeps the night life active and stylish without a doubt. Whether you want a cold one with friends or to dance the night away, you can find all that you need in Petworth.

  • Twisted Horn – 819 Upshur Street NW – (202) 290-1808
  • Slash Run – 201 Upshur St NW – (202) 838-9929
  • Petworth Citizen – 829 Upshur St NW – (202) 722-2939
  • Cloak & Dagger – 1359 U St NW – (703) 231-8221


The Petworth area is highly praised for its school systems throughout its many suburbs. Those looking to raise a family, or to further their own education, need not worry about a shortage of schools, both conventional and unconventional; it’s the perfect opportunity to learn in one of the most bustling areas that Washington D.C has to offer.

  • St Augustine Roman Catholic Church & School – 1419 V St NW – (202) 265-1470
  • E L Haynes Public Charter School – 4501 Kansas Ave NW – (202) 706-5828
  • ABC Bilingual Public Charter Middle School – 209 Upshur St NW – (202) 822-6301
  • St Gabriel’s School – 510 Webster Street NW – (202) 726-9212


  • Population: 10,277
  • Population density: 4,299
  • Median Age: 38.7
  • Male/Female ratio: 1.0:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to any area within the Petworth area, the local job market is not in short supply, nor is the income many residents can expect. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer. That’s not even counting the government positions available.


If you want to step out for a bit and enjoy some local history or culture, the Petworth area is in the perfect place to do so. Not only is there a rich appreciation of the sacrifices made by soldiers, but a rich history of the trials and tribulations that America has gone through surrounding the area, as well as being the hub of some of America’s most important buildings.


Petworth is a neighborhood that is full of opportunity, both for potential residents and visitors alike. Surrounded by history, culture, natural beauty and the entirety of the capital of the entirety of the United States, it is truly hard to go wrong with this fascinating area.

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