Deanwood is one of Northeast DC’s oldest neighborhoods. Deanwood has a relatively low population density. Homes in this area are described as small wood-frame and brick homes. One of the things that residents love here is the dense tree cover which give it a small-town character that is unique in the District of Columbia.
Streets which surround Deanwood are Eastern Avenue to the northeast, Kenilworth Avenue to the northwest, and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to the south. Residents in Deanwood take the Deanwood Metro Station on the Orange Line.
Several well-known architects, including W. Sidney Pittman and Howard D. Woodson, and many skilled local craftsmen designed and built many of its homes. From the years of 1921 to 1940, Deanwood was also home to Suburban Gardens, a black-owned amusement park that served thousands of African-American residents during a time of racial segregation.