Located west of Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral Heights in Northwest Washington, D.C. has been subject to periodic redefinition and amalgamation with adjoining neighborhoods over the years, leading to various opinions of the historic neighborhood division. Presently, Cathedral Heights is roughly bounded by Woodley Road to the north, Fulton Street to the south, Wisconsin Avenue to the east, and Glover Archbold Park and Idaho Avenue to the west. Neighborhoods surrounding Cathedral Heights include Tenleytown to the north, Cleveland Park to the northeast, Woodley Park to the east, American University Park to the west, and Glover Park to the south. The residential neighborhood is composed mostly of brick and Tudor single family homes and duplexes with multifamily co-ops, condos, and apartments bordering Wisconsin Avenue and Glover Archbold Park.
Cathedral Heights attracts residents for its low-density and quiet atmosphere. The intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues allows Metrobus access to Dupont Circle, Farragut Square, Georgetown, and Friendship Heights. Cathedral Heights’ proximity by car to Bethesda, Northern Virginia, and Downtown Washington has led to a historically stable midtown residential neighborhood. The neighborhood enjoys many well-ranked elementary and secondary schools including Annunciation Catholic School, Saint Albans School, National Cathedral School, and Beauvoir. Additional public parks associated with these schools allow residents access to well-manicured green space, playgrounds, tennis courts, and various sports fields.