For some, the neighborhood is synonymous with the late-night revelry on 18th Street, but for others it’s a charming and mellow place to call home. Tall townhouses on shady side streets speak to its past, while a large contingent of residents and a diverse community are the reason for its vibrant present.
American University Park
WELCOME TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK
American University Park sits right next-door to its eponymous university and has a self-contained campus feel of its own. It attracts Washington residents from a variety of disciplines who appreciate its shady tree-lined streets, tight neighborhood bonds, and easy access to the arts, culture, and commerce of the city.
WELCOME TO ARLINGTON
Arlington is a true American success story, teaching other older suburbs how to reimagine themselves as walkable and livable urban spaces. Today Arlington has a youthful vigor and an exciting mix of families and singles, traditional homes and loft spaces atop retail, and new restaurants and bars that even residents of the District will cross the river for.
WELCOME TO BETHESDA
While this DC suburb used to be well on the fringes of urban life and entertainment, today’s Bethesda is anything but boring. With a bustling, pedestrian-friendly downtown featuring high-end dining and shops, this self-confident community is on the move.
WELCOME TO CAPITOL HILL
Capitol Hill is not just the center of the country’s political life; it is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, boasting its largest residential historic district. While iconic sights like the Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress inspire awe, the Hill’s other streets are filled with beautiful rowhouses and parks large and small.
WELCOME TO CHEVY CHASE
This picturesque community leans more toward city life in the District, which lies just beyond the Chevy Chase Circle. This engaging neighborhood is loyal to its commercial center along “The Avenue,” and proud of its eclectic, early 20th Century architecture lining tidy and leafy streets.
WELCOME TO CLEVELAND PARK
With its charming Queen Anne homes, tree-lined streets, and quaint commercial center, Cleveland Park has the trappings of a small town with easy access to the big city. Its residents prize its quiet charm and close proximity to parks, shops, and eateries.
WELCOME TO COLUMBIA HEIGHTS
Columbia Heights is a true crossroads and cross-section of generations and cultures. With its concentration of schools, housing options, and mix of national retail and local eateries, residents of all ages have found a reason to put down roots.
WELCOME TO DUPONT CIRCLE
With its leafy streets, numerous green spaces, and stately row homes, Dupont Circle has earned its reputation as the city’s most beautiful neighborhood. Despite a high concentration of embassies and historic mansions, it bucks formality for a more artsy and intellectual sensibility.
WELCOME TO GEORGETOWN
Beyond the White House, Capitol, and monuments, it’s Georgetown that captures the public’s imagination when they think about the glamor of old Washington. From Federal townhouses and Georgian mansions on gas-lit streets to the gothic spires of the university and the industrial chic of the waterfront, today’s Georgetown residents effortlessly combine tradition and trendiness.
WELCOME TO LOGAN CIRCLE
Steeped in history but firmly rooted in the now, Logan Circle charms visitors and locals alike. Elegant row homes and the city’s hottest restaurants and bars appeal to the sophisticated tastes of discerning Washingtonians.
WELCOME TO SHAW
Shaw has long-standing residents that have spanned generations but is also attracting newer residents that appreciate the vitality of an urban lifestyle.
WELCOME TO SILVER SPRING
Silver Spring has had a few detours in its development as a thriving DC suburb, but today it has come into its own. With its large number of residents, dynamic mix of global cultures and ethnic eateries, and a sophisticated arts and entertainment district, this neighborhood has become a gold standard for affordable suburban living with urban amenities.
U Street Corridor
WELCOME TO U STREET CORRIDOR
U Street has historically brought Washingtonians together to the sound of its homegrown music, from jazz and blues to rock and go-go. Today its renovated clubs, new restaurants and shops are once again the center of DC’s humming nightlife. U Street is home for those who want to march to their own beat.
WELCOME TO WOODLEY PARK
Woodley Park is a refreshing residential hideaway with easy access to neighboring nightlife. With Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo running through its center, it attracts nature lovers who still want to live close to all that the city has to offer.