Schools and Public Library
Burleith is served by an excellent public primary school system, which enjoys high parental involvement. Stoddert (4001 Calvert Street NW, Glover Park) is the local elementary school through the 2018–19 school year. Hyde-Addison (3219 O Street NW, Georgetown) will be Burleith's in-boundary school (i.e., no lottery required) when its renovation is complete in summer 2019 (although Burleith students currently at Stoddert may complete their schooling there). Click here for a February 2019 PDF of FAQs prepared by DCPS on Hyde-Addison.
Burleith is in-boundary for Hardy Middle School (1819 35th Street NW, Georgetown) as well as the recently renovated Woodrow Wilson High School (3950 Chesapeake Street NW, Tenleytown). Duke Ellington School of the Arts (3500 R Street NW, Burleith) requires an application and audition. The Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library (3260 R Street NW) serves patrons of all ages with books, programs, and research facilities. More →
Parks and Recreation
Although Burleith is very close to the center of the city, a 5-minute walk into the park can bring you into the middle of the woods, with no houses in sight. Administered by the National Park Service, Glover Archbold Park borders Burleith on the north and west. Two sections of Glover Archbold Park are open areas that are special recreation areas for Burleith. More →
Both Georgetown and Glover Park have business districts with stores and restaurants within walking distance of Burleith. Georgetown is well known throughout the area for restaurants, bars, and nightlife, as well as an eclectic mix of shops. The Glover Park business district, on Wisconsin Avenue, has recently become a center for restaurants and nightclubs, especially popular with young professionals. More →
Burleith is a walkable and bikeable community. Although not on a Metrorail (subway) line, the neighborhood is well served by public buses that go to or near several Metro stations en route. The D buses are convenient to Dupont Circle (Red line); the 30s buses serve Tenleytown (Red line) and Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange/Silver lines). Each station is about a mile away (including Rosslyn station in VA), so heartier souls may prefer to walk. More →