Welcome to the Palisades

The Palisades area is located in Northwest Washington along the Potomac River, between Key Bridge and Chain Bridge. Hugging the Potomac River with its high bluffs and breathtaking sunsets, the Palisades is a treasure of green spaces in the nation's capital.
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Welcome to the Palisades

Our area is laced with winding parks where dappled light filters through canopies of old trees. It's filled with quiet streets and dotted with houses all of varying styles, from a loving home originally built as a late 19th century dance hall to detailed Victorian designs to the more modern homes.
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Welcome to the Palisades

Ask anyone why we consider this a small town in a big city and you're likely to get the same answer: the people who live here. They are some of the friendliest in Washington.
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Welcome to the Palisades

We're an eclectic mix of all ages and sizes, lots of families (and pets) and folks with wide-ranging interests and incomes. But we all care about our community and give a lot to make it special.
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Welcome to the Palisades

Whether it's maintaining flower beds in the median lining MacArthur Boulevard, rebuilding the children's playground and landscaping at our local Recreation Center, or creating our own tax-exempt fund to support community projects, this is definitely a community of doers.
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Welcome to the Palisades

Our annual July 4 parade, sponsored by local businesses and Palisades t-shirt sales, is a DC tradition after more than 45 years.
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Welcome to the Palisades

And increasingly, we're becoming the choice location for a growing number of educational institutions, including our outstanding public Key Elementary School. Our merchants are friendly and our restaurants include some of the best in the city.
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Welcome to the Palisades

We are fortunate to call the Palisades our home -- close to the vibrancy of the city yet surrounded by beautiful nature.

Community Announcements

 

49th Annual July 4th Parade and Picnic!

Updated May 15, 2015

The Palisades’ signature event is right around the corner – the 49th annual July 4th Parade & Picnic!  The parade starts at 11:00am sharp, rain or shine, on Saturday, July 4th at the foot of Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard.  Line-up begins on Whitehaven at 10:00am in the order in which people appear. No registration is necessary. Click here for more details.

 

Congrats to the new Board of Directors for 2014-2015

Updated May 15, 2015

President - Nick Keenan

1st VP - Avi Green

2nd VP - Ellen Maxwell

Secretary - Mary Ann Floto

Treasurer - Grace Navas

 

Palisades Rec Center Survey Now Complete

Updated March 25, 2015

There are upcoming plans to renovate the rec center. The Palisades Citizens Association conducted a recent survey to poll the community on what they would like to see (or not see) in the plans. Thanks to everyone who took it. We had a great response -- 449 respondents. Click here to see the summary findings.Click here to see pictures of the rec center.

Glen Echo Trolley Right-of-Way

Updated March 6, 2015

The Palisades Citizens Association Trails Committee has concluded our report on the Trolley Trail Survey results. Thank you to the 800+ people who took part in this survey!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brett Young
jojopuppyfish@yahoo.com

There are two documents about the survey posted here:

Click here to see the raw data in an Excel file.

Click here to see the summary of the survey with the Palisades and Foxhall Village

Click here to watch a youtube video of the trail.

Click here to see a map of the trail.

Click here to see pictures of the trail.

Click here to see photos of Foundry Bridge.

Click here for the notes from the February 13, 2014 meeting.

Click here for notes from the May 7, 2014 meeting.

Click here for the notes from the June 23, 2014 meeting.

Click here for the notes from the August 5, 2014 meeting.

Click here for the notes from the September 17, 2014 meeting.

Click here for the notes from the November 20, 2014 meeting.

Click Here for the notes from the January 29, 2015 meeting.

Palisades Farmers Market

The Palisades Farmers market is thriving! Please visit on Sundays, 9:00 - 1:00pm on 48th Place. It's open all year round. Visit their website for more details! Check out this short promotional video by Chelsey Gabrielson.

Hillcrest Neighborhood

Find out what is new in the Palisades’ sister neighborhood, Hillcrest!