Kalorama

Refined neighborhood with many high-profile residents.


Welcome to Kalorama

Refined neighborhood with many high-profile residents.


Kalorama is one of D.C.’s most revered neighborhoods. It’s also one of the most historic, with development starting here before L’Enfant’s 19th-century masterplan gave central D.C. its grid layout. With grand properties located on quiet tree-lined streets mere minutes from Georgetown and Dupont Circle, Kalorama is arguably D.C.’s most prestigious location. Six presidents have lived here, with Barack Obama joining, among others, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt after leaving the White House.

Kalorama includes the distinct neighborhoods of Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama, the latter of which is often referred to as Kalorama Heights. Homes offer an exquisite mix of Beaux Arts, American Colonial, and Georgian Revival styles. The beautiful architecture is accentuated with immaculate gardens and marble fountains. The interiors are just as stunning, combining soaring ceilings with intricate decorative moldings. Kalorama means “beautiful view” in Greek, and this beloved neighborhood certainly earns its name.

The Dresden is one of D.C.’s most breathtaking condominium complexes. Constructed as a luxury hotel in 1901, this imposing architectural masterpiece was converted into condominiums in the 1970s. Attractive Beaux-Arts-style condominium buildings within Kalorama include the 1927-built Le Bourget and the 1917-built St. Nicholas. The Brighton, delivered in 1911, is another condominium complex combining classic elegance with contemporary comfort. There are also luxurious newer developments, such as Calistoga.


What to Love

  • Stunning architecture 
  • Peaceful atmosphere 
  • Convenient location 
  • Numerous embassies 

People & Lifestyle

Along with being a longtime enclave of former presidents, Kalorama is home to high-ranking political figures, including ambassadors, diplomats, and U.S. Cabinet secretaries. Some of the most well-known local residents are Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The atmosphere is exceptionally peaceful and calm, though the excitement of Dupont Circle and Georgetown are easily accessible. The nearest Metro stations are Dupont Circle and Woodley Park, both of which are on the Red line.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kalorama has a fine selection of upscale places to dine. Bistro du Coin offers diners delicious mussels and other French and Belgian bistro-style dishes, while Mintwood Place brings French flare to rustic American farmhouse fare. Tail Up Goat straddles the border between Kalorama and Adams Morgan, serving delicious Caribbean-style drinks and inspired Mediterranean bistro food. A weekly farmers’ market sells organic local produce, tasty bakery products, and gourmet cheese. Groceries are also available at Harris Teeter


Things to Do

Kalorama’s magnificent architecture makes it an engaging place to walk around and discover. The French ambassador’s residence is one of the most impressive properties, elegantly combining Jacobian and Tudor Revival architectural styles. Ascending the Spanish Steps provides an enchanting view over the neighboring community of Dupont Circle. The Taft Bridge, decorated with statues of lions and straddling Rock Creek, is another Kalorama landmark. Embassy Row extends into Kalorama, and 28 embassies fall within the neighborhood’s boundaries, including those of Korea, the Netherlands, and Cameroon. Many of these embassies invite the public inside for concerts, lectures, and cultural exhibitions. Residents often head to Mitchell Park to play on its sports courts or walk through its gardens, or to the triangular 3-acre green space of Kalorama Park. Washington Studio School offers arts classes for both adults and children. Local gyms include HardTraining Club, CrossFit Hierarchy, and Washington Sports Clubs.


Schools

Kalorama is zoned to the District of Columbia Public School District.

  • Ross Elementary School, Public, PK–5 (rated best elementary school in district)
  • H.D. Cooke Elementary School, Public, PK–5
  • St. Augustine Catholic School, Private, PK–8

Overview for Kalorama, DC

2,282 people live in Kalorama, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $153,159. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,282

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$153,159

Average individual Income

Around Kalorama, DC

There's plenty to do around Kalorama, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
78
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
72
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alexa's Empanadas, Emma's Torch, and Commonwealth Bee Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.66 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.33 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.76 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.92 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.86 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kalorama, DC

Kalorama has 1,278 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kalorama do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,282 people call Kalorama home. The population density is 13,297.888 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,282

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

38.26 / 61.79%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,278

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$153,159

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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