& Batteryy-Kemble Trail
About Wesley Heights
Wesley Heights is a triangular-shaped pocket community of approximately eight blocks at its base Surrounded by parkland and the upscale neighborhoods of Palisades, Berkley, Spring Valley and Cathedral Heights, Wesley Heights boasts woodsy trails, stately homes, parks and Civil War ruins. You’ll find detached homes ranging from fifties ranch-style to bonafide mansions as well as some upscale townhouses, a dignified retail strip on New Mexico Avenue, and Horace Mann Elementary School.
Parks & Trails Of Wesley Heights
Battery Kemble Park borders the Heights neighborhood on the northwestern portion of the neighborhood at Chain Bridge Road. It was a Union defensive site during the Civil War and a pair of 100-pounder Parrott rifles positioned to sweep Chain Bridge along the Potomac and Virginia shoreline still stand. Just south of Battery Kimble Park down Battery-Kemble Trail, are Fort Circle Park and Palisades Park, part of Fort Circle Trail.
On the Southern border of the Wesley Heights neighborhood is Wesley Heights Trail, which connects Battery Kemble Park with Glover Archbold Park, which runs along Wesley Height’s southeastern border. There are some steep slopes, creek crossings, road crossings, and a very long set of stairs on the west side of the Foxhall Rd crossing.
Horace Mann Elementary School
A community school that is one of only a dozen in the country to have received the US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award for Excellence five times. The school is rated a 10 on Great Schools.