The community of Colonial Village occupies the northernmost point of the District of Columbia. It is bound by 16th Street, Holly Street and Bach Drive. Settlement of this area began in the 1600s. Modern day Colonial Village was originally included on some of the first maps of Virginia. This changed in 1629 when King Charles I of England granted the land rights to the first Lord of Baltimore. Subsequently, the land was absorbed into the colony of Maryland. It wasn’t until 1800 that Colonial Village was included in the northwest quadrant of D.C.
While the community’s name is tied to America’s colonial past, the only colonial homes to be found here are replicas. The first house in Colonial Village was completed in 1931.
Quality of Life:
Despite its size, Colonial Village is a dynamic, tight-knit community. Winding hills and thickets of mature trees slope into Rock Creek Park, the perfect place to run, jog, bike or walk the dog. Colonial Village offers a quiet, residential experience.
The closest metro to Colonial Village is Silver Spring station on the Red line, which is accessible to Colonial Village residents by car or bike.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles