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The Brightwood community is located in upper northwest Washington, DC, immediately south of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and extending north to Kennedy Street. Bordered by Rock Creek Park on the west and the Upper Georgia Avenue commercial corridor on the east, Brightwood benefits from a suburban setting with the access and convenience of city living (Map).

Brightwood’s streets are lined with mature trees and well-tended lawns. Stately Colonial and Tudor homes -- as well as Wardman rowhouses, Bauhaus-inspired Recreation opportunities abound in Brightwood.  Residents and visitors can play 18 holes of golf at the Rock Creek Park Golf Course, or utilize the ball fields, basketball courts and tennis courts at the Fort Stevens Recreation Center and Emery Recreation Center.  In addition, neighbors are often seen biking, jogging or walking their dogs throughout the community.  Whether you live in a townhome, established apartment building or new condominium -- we welcome residents of all ages.

Upcoming Events

Brightwood Business of the Month!
As part of our commercial corridor focus, we will highlight a Brightwood Business of the Month each month. Please join us in supporting our local businesses - stop by, say hi, spend some of your hard-earned cash, and tell them you saw them on the BCA website! 

Our Business of the Month for December is Andrene's Caribbean and Soul Food. Technically located just south of Brightwood, Andrene's is nevertheless close by, a local business a short ride away at 3rd and Kennedy St NW. Operating since 2006, Andrene's serves traditional southern dishes as well as delicious Caribbean food. Andrene's brought its Caribbean hospitality at our Holiday Party this weekend, and the jerk chicken, curried chicken, cabbage, and red beans and rice disappeared! And don't just take our word for it...Andrene's has received good reviews in the Washingtonian, Washington Post, and DC North. They offer discounts for college students, police officers, and postal workers. They also post specials on their website (www.andrenes.com) and Facebook page. Located at 308 Kennedy Street NW, you can come in or call in your order to 202-291-7007.

The restaurant keeps long hours to provide you breakfast, lunch or a late dinner and you can call ahead and order for pick-up, an easy stop on the way home from work. Andrene's is open from 8am - 9:30pm Monday through Saturday. Breakfast is served from 8-11am, and lunch specials are $5 between 11:30-2:30. Catering is also available.

Last but not least, please don't forget to continue supporting our previous Businesses of the Month. We've had very positive feedback from business owners - your patronage makes a real difference for Brightwood's businesses! Previous businesses include:

Washington Deli: BCA members have raved about the breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and vegetarian fare. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offer office catering. They even have CURBSIDE PICK-UP if you call in your order. Washington Deli is located at 5830 Georgia Ave, right on the corner of Georgia and Missouri. They are open from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Mon-Thur, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri-Sat, and 7:00 am - 6:00 pm on Sunday. Check them out, the service and the prices are good. For more info and menus check www.washingtondeli.com  

Brightwood Bumper Stickers

Did you know? Brightwood is a destination!Show your community pride – purchase your Brightwood DC decal TODAY!


Display these peel-and-stick, removable vinyl decals on your car or home/business/office window to let everyone know where you’re comin’ from or where you’d rather be. Proceeds benefit the Brightwood Community Association, Inc.—your neighborhood voice since 1958.

Just $2.00 each plus $0.95 shipping/handling per order; buy 4 or more, $1.75 each plus S/H. 

Click the "Buy Now" button above, or send your check/money order to: BCA, c/o P.O. Box 55104 Brightwood Station, Washington DC 20011.

Brightwood Heritage Trail: "Battleground to Community"
Explore historic Brightwood aided by 18 poster-sized street signs combining storytelling, photography, and maps to lead you through our community's storied past.  For more details, visit Cultural Tourism DC's website.

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Brightwood in the News

Radiohead Fans Converge on Brightwood (3/29/2011)

Only Radiohead wasn't here! Read about it:


So...Brightwood is a "walkable neighborhood"? (4/7/2011)

As the Washington Times sees it. I suppose that's a good thing. Check it out:


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