Brightwood DC Stories – Share What You Love


Most people in DC have heard of Columbia Heights and Petworth, but what about Brightwood?

According to Wikipedia, “the Brightwood Community Association define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south.”

Did you know Brightwood once had a horse racetrack originally named Crystal Springs Park, then Piney Branch Park, and finally Brightwood Trotting Park?

On the north edge of Brightwood, you will also find the Takoma Recreation Center, with a wonderful indoor swimming pool and a gym.  They even offer Learn to Swim for Adults & Children’s classes, which are reasonably priced.  The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is also located in close proximity.

The best way to get to and from Brightwood is the 62/63 bus line, which runs from Takoma Park to Federal Triangle, on 5th St.  The Takoma Park Metro is also nearby.

The cardinals and bluejays enjoy the canopy of trees, and neighbors’ gardens filled with annuals and perennials.

What do you love about living in Brightwood? Any good tips to share about living in Brightwood? Share your thoughts by commenting below or posting a link to a video message you record.

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