Spring Valley is located in the Northwest quadrant of D.C. and sits between the 80 acres of the American University and the Wesley Theological Seminary on the east side and Sibley Memorial Hospital and the Dalecarlia Reservoir on the west side.
Spring Valley was a rural area for much of its beginning. The southern portion was acquired as part of the Whitehaven patent of 1689, and the Northern portion was part of the 1713 patent by Lord Baltimore to Thomas Addison and James Stoddert.
Development began in the early 1900’s with the W.C. and A.N. Miller Company who sought to take advantage of the natural contours of the area with a plan to call it the “Garden of Homes.”
Since its development, Spring Valley has been the home to several famous faces, including Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, JFK, George HW Bush and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Quality of Life:
Within its boundaries, Spring Valley is a classic, friendly suburban neighborhood. Spring Valley is primarily residential with stately homes, most of colonial and Georgian style architecture, and tree-filled yards, making you forget that you are close to the city-limits. Yet despite being residential, there are still commercial areas located nearby in Tenleytown and Friendship Heights.
Residents of Spring Valley have access to both Tenleytown and Friendship Heights red line Metro stations that are just a short bike ride or drive away.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles