Enjoy the cherry blossoms from your Washington DC home
This year is the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, Japan gave Washington, DC, the gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees as a gesture of international friendship, according to the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior. A person looking at homes for sale in Washington, DC may want to consider one located close to some of these beautiful trees.
On average, the Japanese cherry blossom trees are at their blooming peak on or around April 4th and the festival is annually planned to occur as closely to this time as possible. Trees are located on the grounds of the Washington Monument, in East Potomac Park and in West Potomac Park around the Tidal Basin.
Additionally, there are a variety of neighborhoods in the area where cherry blossom trees decorate the streets. Located west of Georgetown, Foxhall Village is one that offers a particularly gorgeous view of these trees. Stanton Park on Capitol Hill and the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda are additional places where it's easy to catch a glimpse of the pink flowers.