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Welcome to Brightwood

Laid-back but never dull and uninteresting. From National Parks to historical sites to cool places to eat--you'll learn a lot about history and culture while basking in the steadfast suburban modern American life in Brightwood.

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About the neighborhood

Brightwood is a small laid-back neighborhood at the northwestern quadrant of Washington DC, which belongs to Ward 4. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Takoma, Shepherd Park, Manor Park, Sixteenth Street Heights, and Petworth. The Takoma Metrorail station is located near its north end, while the Fort Totten Metro station is located near other parts of Brightwood.

Must Visit Spots in Town!

Fort Stevens - Formerly Fort Massachusetts

Rock Creek Park and Golf Course - Brightwood's Oasis

Deset Ethiopian Restaurant - Great food and customer service 

Haydee's - Mexican restaurant with bar and live music

Some Quick Facts on Brightwood

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11,242 residents 

As of 2010 Census

Ward 4

Location in DC

292 feet 

Elevation

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