Harwood is a re-energized small community with many new young families in addition to lifelong residents. Most neighborhood children attend Barclay Elementary/Middle School or Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School—both within easy walking proximity from any point in the neighborhood. 

The Harwood Community Association sponsors an annual Harwood Neighborhood Block Party, Harwood Halloween and National Night Out. Eleven of the blocks are eligible to participate in the Healthy Neighborhoods programs. We are actively partnering with surrounding neighborhoods making our community stronger. In recent years Harwood has become a commuter hub for DC workers. A one mile walk from Penn Station, residents often make the short journey together to catch a MARC Train in the morning.