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5 Things You Never Knew About The Palisades

Now that you’ve decided to buy a home in Washington, DC, it’s time to pick a neighborhood. Choosing a community is both fun and difficult; DC’s neighborhoods all have hidden gems and unique real estate options, and each one has something incredible to offer.

The Palisades, for instance, resembles a suburban community of spacious houses, but it’s actually located within district limits. It occupies a small strip of land along the Potomac River in Northwest DC. If you’re searching for a home away from downtown but convenient to shopping and dining, you should consider The Palisades. Here are a few hidden gems that you should also check out.

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1. Palisades Park Doesn’t Just Have a Playground

Palisades Park certainly looks like a run-of-the-mill neighborhood park (although it does have a splash pad), but if you look closely, you’ll find one of Washington, DC’s hidden gems. The Glass Forest is set back in the woods and filled with hanging sculptures of glass, wood, and other found items.

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2. The Whole Neighborhood Shows Up for July 4th

The Palisades has an annual community parade and picnic on Independence Day. Don your red, white, and blue and enjoy getting to know your neighbors!

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3. The Palisades is a Top Spot for Fishing

Fishing? In DC? It’s only possible when you live close to the Potomac River, and especially near DC’s best fishing spot: Fletcher’s Cove. Residents in The Palisades are just steps away from a quiet place to fish, a stocked tackle shack, and kayak and canoe rentals.

If you’ve worked up an appetite while fishing, head to the DC Boat House restaurant on MacArthur Boulevard. It has delicious Greek-American food, but it’s best known for its nautical-themed decor.

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4. Its Restaurant Scene is Perfect

Speaking of great restaurants, The Palisades has its fair share of one-of-a-kind places to eat, so you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out on Washington, DC’s foodie scene. Be sure to visit Blacksalt, Kotobuki, 7th Hill Pizza, Et Viola!, and Bistroquet.

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5. The Palisades Doesn’t Just Have Houses

Though The Palisades may look like a suburban neighborhood filled with large houses, it has every real estate option from 1-bedroom condominiums to 5-bedroom homes. Take a peek at what’s available in The Palisades.

Make Your Move to The Palisades

Ready to pick The Palisades as your new neighborhood? We’ll help you find the home or condo that has everything you need. Contact The Rockwell Group and we’ll help you get started.

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