This neighborhood stretches beyond the Connecticut Avenue strip of restaurants to the National Zoo and has a decidedly suburban flavor. In the late 1800's the area had summer homes built for the wealthy. In addition to the gracious old feeling of these homes there are large apartment and condo buildings, duplexes, cape cods, tudors and split level homes. Residents are a cross section of DC's professional class: journalists, lawyers, foreign service officers, business executives.The bustling Connecticut Avenue area is also home to some very large hotels and the National Zoo -- and is frequently crowded with tourists. It is within close walking distance of Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, Rock Creek Park and Dupont Circle. Beyond the busy Connecticut Avenue corridor it exudes a peaceful personality with green spaces, easy public transportation but with this comes high prices.