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

 

Click here for the summer issue of The Conduit

 

Hoedown on the Green, Sunday, July 3rd, 6-8pm, Palisades Rec Center

The Palisade Community Association will kick off our community Fourth of July celebrations on July 3 with the annual "Hoedown on the Green" at the Palisades Rec Center from 6-8PM on Sunday July 3. The Hoedown features bluegrass music by Bob Perilla and the Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, pie-eating contests for kids and grown-ups, and FREE ICE CREAM provided by Mac Market.


New this year, we will also have the inaugural Palisades Pie Bake-off, so dust off those recipes and start practicing your best cherry, chocolate cream, or lemon meringue. The pies should be standard size (9” round) and sweet with at least one crust. All ages and all pie varieties are welcome!


Registration for both the pie-eating contest and the bake-off will begin at 6PM. The pie-eating contests will begin at 7PM and the winner of the Palisades Pie Bake-off will be announced at 7:30. Winners will receive the coveted "Pie Champ" crown and the respect and envy of your neighbors.

 

July 4th Parade and Picnic is ON!

Join us for the 56th annual July 4th Parade and Picnic! The parade starts sharply at 11:00am on Whitehaven Pkwy and ends at the Palisades Rec Center with a free picnic for all. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. No registration is necessary. Click here for more details! Click here to see the winning t-shirt design. Thank you to Kevin Nigri for his awesome artwork!

 

Trammell Crow (TCC) Update

Trammell Crow Company is the developer behind the Balfour Senior Living Project at the old Safeway site. Gilbane Building Company will be building it.

Gilbane will be providing a monthly update on the project. Click here for May 2022.

For truck and parking restrictions, click here.

To read the BZA Statement, including the Memorandum of Agreement and the Construction Management Agreement, click here.

 

Airplane Noise

Updated February 29, 2020

To learn about potential noise reduction from FAA proposed changes to aircraft flight paths, click here.

To file a noise complaint, click here.

To file a noise complaint using a mobile app, click here.

To learn more about the Airnoise Button, click here.

To read DC releases aircraft noise study showing adverse impacts - click here

To read Detrimental effect of aircraft noise on student learning - click here

 

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!