Glover Park is a primarily residential area located off Wisconsin Avenue a half mile north of Georgetown and west of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Development of Glover Park expanded in the mid-late 1920s with the construction of row houses, apartment buildings and a commercial strip along Wisconsin Avenue toward Georgetown. Glover Park is named after Charles Carroll Glover (proper pronunciation “Gluh-ver”), who was an influential 19th-20th century D.C. banker and philanthropist. He is credited with preserving Rock Creek Park and is considered the “father” of the National Zoo.
Quality of Life:
Once off the main commercial area along Wisconsin Avenue, Glover Park is a quiet front-porch neighborhood characterized by apartments and row houses. The only disturbance may be the sounding of colors from the Naval Observatory or the bells from the National Cathedral.
Glover Park is an active neighborhood and its residents enjoy participating in community affairs. Each year, the annual Glover Park Day celebration hosts live music, local fare and activities for all. Glover Park is walking distance to many restaurants and also close to the action in Georgetown and Tenleytown. Nearby Guy Mason Park and Recreation Center is equipped with a playground, baseball/softball field, basketball courts and more.
Glover Park, like Georgetown, is not serviced by a metro station, but is frequented by several bus lines that bring residents to Georgetown, Downtown, D.C. and Maryland. It is a short drive or walk to the Tenleytown Metro, which is on the Red Line.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles