The Palisades community was developed in 1893 when the Palisades Improvement Company decided to capitalize on the recent addition of the new D.C. streetcar line running from Georgetown to Glen Echo. The construction of large homes and estates remained in vogue even after the streetcar line shut down in 1961. Post-war era developers took advantage of the flourishing neighborhood, even without the streetcar, and continued to build large estates for interested Washingtonians.
Quality of Life:
The Palisades is a predominantly residential community. It offers small town character a short distance from the big city. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep residents busy. Fletcher’s Cove allows residents to go kayaking, canoeing and fishing on the Potomac River. Great hiking trails like the Capital Crescent Trail and the C&O Towpath can also be found off the banks of the river.
The closest metro station is at the American University/Tenleytown Metro stop. There are several bus lines that run on Loughboro Road. Having a car is helpful in getting around. Loughboro Road turns into Nebraska Avenue. Canal Road and MacArthur Boulevard run towards Georgetown. Cross the Potomac at Chain Bridge to get to McLean or Arlington.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles