Welcome to Palisades
Not quite as showy as some of its neighbors, Palisades is an unpretentious community in the DC Metro area. With its prime location alongside the Potomac River and its small-town feel, Palisades is an ideal spot to live for both city-slickers and homebodies. Just 10 minutes from downtown Washington, this peaceful neighborhood is situated in a parklike setting, adorned with plenty of green spaces to explore. If you yearn for the everyday rush of the DC Metro area, yet you want a quieter place to call home, then you may find exactly what you're looking for here in Palisades.
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Live, Work, and Play in Palisades
Competitive property listings
Boasting a distinct historic charm, Palisades dates back slightly further than its neighboring communities. Palisades was originally connected to Georgetown by the Great Falls Electric Railway, but it now stands on its own as the westernmost neighborhood in the DC Metro area. The housing styles throughout Palisades vary immensely, ranging from rustic farmhouses to whimsical bungalows. You'll also notice quite a few Cape Cods and Colonials, in addition to more modern properties that have been recently renovated. Chock-full of seemingly forever homes, Palisades residents tend to stay in their homes for years on end—so there's usually only a handful of properties on the market at any given time. But no worries, we have a proven track record of securing our clients the most competitive property listings!
Unrivaled retail & dining
Spending the day exploring all that Palisades has to offer? Jumpstart your day with a strong cup of joe from Black Coffee, the community's mainstay cafe. Go on a trip around the world with Palisades' host of international flavors, including the Asian fare at Bambu Asian Cuisine and the rich French-Belgian dishes at Et Voila! Serving as the area's main thoroughfare, MacArthur Boulevard leads to a variety of top retail destinations. If you want to spruce up both your home decor and wardrobe, then you have to visit Cady's Alley. This outdoor shopping spot features high-end retailers that are worth the splurge. Another local favorite, Shop Made in DC boasts a curated collection of products that are solely crafted by DC residents.
Even if you don't have children, it's still worth researching a community's collection of public and private schools—they can actually increase your property values over time. Currently, Palisades students are zoned to Key Elementary, Hardy Middle, and Wilson High. A standout among other schools in the area, Francis Scott Key Elementary is a top-rated magnet public school, boasting an impressive 15:1 student-teacher ratio. Many Palisades residents also attend private schools in the area, with some of the most popular choices being Our Lady of Victory and The Lab School of Washington.
Careers & commutes
Palisades is the perfect spot for anyone looking to shorten their commute times to DC, Virginia, or Maryland. Many Palisades residents drive to work, or they can hop on the Metrobuses or ride bikes into the downtown district. For those who decide to drive, they can take Key Bridge to some of the area's top employers, plus the Kennedy Center is within a short trip. If Palisade locals aren't in politics, then they may be working for the area's popular education and healthcare industries.
Wondering What's Around?
Our Favorite Local Picks
Housed in a nostalgic vintage setting, this Italian restaurant is widely known for its heaping pasta plates and scrumptious appetizers.Indulge in Italian »
Palisades Farmers Market
Open on Sundays year-round, this hyper-local market sells fresh foods and homemade goodies from farmers and producers all over the DC Metro area.Shop the Market »
Abner Cloud House & Mill
Built more than two centuries ago, this historical landmark is a must-visit for its interpretive programs—plus, it has an exceptional view of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.Plan a Visit »
Sweet Agave Bar & Grill
Located on MacArthur Boulevard, this Tex-Mex restaurant is sure to curb your cravings with its selection of sweet and sometimes spicy margaritas.Snag a Marg »
Find Your Perfect Place in Palisades
If you're eager to find your new home in Palisades or another Metro DC community, Fleisher-Arrowood is here to assist you. We have what it takes to help you navigate every step of the buying process, and you can always reach out to us with any questions.
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