What is Crestwood?
Crestwood is a heavily-treed residential neighborhood of single family homes in Washington, DC, bounded by 16th Street, NW, on the east, Morrow Drive on the northwest and Rock Creek Park on the west and south. Carter Barron Amphitheatre is located in Crestwood.
What's special about Crestwood?
It is quiet and pretty with a suburban feel but just 3 miles north of the White House. There is ready access to Rock Creek Park and downtown. It's inclusive - the residents are a nice mix of interesting, well-educated people. People know their neighbors (and their neighbors' dogs!). There are active community organizations and good intra-neighborhood communication.
What is the Crestwood Citizens Association?
Crestwood corresponds to U.S. census tract 26 and to ANC single member district 4A08. Gale Barron Black is the ANC 4A08 commissioner (and past president of the Crestwood Citizens Association). The activities include presenting neighborhood interests to the city government and agencies, organizing social events for adults and children, working with other neighborhoods, publishing a directory and newsletter, and beautifying Crestwood.
There is an active listserve used to seek and share information and advice, make announcements, and express opinions and concerns. You can join here - remember you will receive an email to which you must respond to confirm your registration. The Crestwood Citizens Association maintains a separate outgoing-only mailing list used for event announcements and important news.
What's on the website?
The CCA website has loads of information including a fascinating history of the neighborhood, police information, the latest reports on crime and - more importantly - valuable prevention tips. There are lots of interesting pictures. And, you can learn about our wild animals!