For a look at how residents in Washington DC lived close to a century ago, visit historic Woodley Park. Elegant row houses and townhouses built in the late 1800s are still intact and are exquisitely framed by lush landscapes. Visitors admire the beauty of the residential area and the rich history that goes along with it. On Connecticut Avenue, the main thoroughfare, the row houses are now used as restaurants, offices and shops that serve residents and cater to visitors and travelers staying in the two large hotels on the edges of the historic district. Several dozen restaurants serve up a variety of international cuisine and fabulous shops also attract visitors from around the world.