Cleveland Park has long attracted a number of illustrious residents, beginning with President Grover Cleveland. By building his summer home here, Cleveland gave the neighborhood its name. Cleveland Park, set high on a hill, was first built for people’s summer homes as a way to escape some of the city’s summer humidity, and many of those beautiful houses still stand today – the classic Cleveland Park home offers a big, inviting front porch. Now, Cleveland Park is a blend of urban and suburban with two main commercial strips, on Wisconsin Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, filled with restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores and a number of mom and pop shops. Housing ranges from apartment buildings to row homes to multi-million dollar homes newly built that blend seamlessly with the old historic houses. Cleveland Park holds two of the city’s favorite tourist spots – the National Cathedral as well as the National Zoo, home to adored panda bears.