Kalorama and Kalorama Triangle are both located in Northwest, D.C. These communities lie just south of Woodley Park, on the opposite side of Rock Creek Park. Adams Morgan and DuPont Circle border Kalorama and Kalorama Triangle.
The area was a predominantly rural setting through most of the 18th and 19th centuries. Much of this land was owned as a single property under Gustavus Scott, a commissioner of D.C. Joel Barlow, an American poet and diplomat, purchased the property in 1807 and chose to rename it “Kalorama,” which translates to “beautiful view” in Greek. Under orders from the U.S. Congress, Kalorama was subdivided and parceled in the late 1890s to accommodate the growing Federal City.
Quality of Life:
Kalorama and Kalorama Triangle offer a village like atmosphere within a larger metropolitan area. Real estate options vary, from freestanding and attached homes, and apartments and condominiums. There are ample amenities nearby in Adams Morgan.
The communities feature clean streets and well-kept parks. Rock Creek Park is easily accessible and is a wonderful outlet for action pursuits. Visitors and inhabitants alike should take note of the number of embassy buildings that can be found here. The National Zoo is only a short walk away. The treasures of DuPont Circle dining and nightlife lie just to the south.
Kalorama and Kalorama Triangle are accessible from the DuPont Circle and Woodley Park Metro stations, as well as various bus lines. Arrive by car via Connecticut Avenue, Columbia Road and Massachusetts Avenue.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles