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Adams Morgan is located at the center of Northwest Washington, D.C., and is composed of a mix of historic rows house and condos. Residents enjoy the nearby shops, boutiques and restaurants, including a variety of ethnic cuisines. Adams Morgan has also become a thriving spot for nightlife area with many bars and live music venues along 18th Street and Columbia Road.
Atlas | H Street
The H Street, or Atlas, neighborhood was one of Washington’s earliest and busiest commercial districts. So busy, in fact, that in 2002, the city divided H Street into 3 culturally unique districts: the Urban Living district, the Central Retail District and the Arts and Entertainment District. Today, it’s a wonderful mix of old and new with the revitalized Atlas Theatre and new Union Market within walking distance.
Developed in the 1920s, the neighborhood consists almost entirely of single-family homes. A wide variety of architectural styles are present, and most homes have been modified or expanded since the 1930s. Although one of Washington's first tracts developed with the automobile in mind, the approximately 2700 homes are closely spaced, feature porches or stoops, and often lack driveways, which boosters say contributes to community spirit.
Brentwood is a community in the NE part of Washington near NY avenue and the Washignton Arboretum.
Brookland is in Northeast Washington, D.C., historically centered along 12th Street. Once the rural place where President Lincoln spent his summers to escape the heat and political pressures of Washington, today Brookland has a small but thriving business community with restaurants, galleries, salons and more. It has also been nicknamed "Little Rome" by some for the many Catholic institutions clustered around Catholic University.
Capitol Hill is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching in front of the US Capitol along wide, tree-lined avenues. Once hailed as a "pedestal waiting for a monument," the neighborhood preserves its originality with hole-in-the-wall eateries and cozy pubs for family residents. Capitol Hill is also home to many city landmarks including the Supreme Court Building, the Library of Congress and the well-known public market, Eastern Market.
Chevy Chase, D.C. is located at far Northwest point of the city and borders Maryland's neighborhood of the same name. Chevy Chase is most known for its single family homes including: Tudor, Mission, Italian Renaissance, Colonial, and Craftsman.
Chinatown is a small, historic neighborhood east of downtown consisting of about 20 ethnic Chinese and other Asian restaurants along H and I Streets, Northwest. It is known for its annual Chinese New Year festival and parade and the Friendship Arch. Chinatown is also home to the Verizon Center, a sports and entertainment arena, and the Old Patent Office Building, which houses two of the Smithsonian Museums.
Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. that closely borders scenic Rock Creek Park. Called “a small town in the city”, the neighborhood is known for its many historic late 19th century homes, the historic Art Deco Uptown Theater and critically acclaimed restaurants.
Columbia Heights is located off the Washington Metro green and yellow lines in Northwest Washington, D.C. Originally farmland, the area began developing as a suburb of the city after the Civil War and quickly gained popularity in the 20th century. Today Columbia Heights is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city and is home to the Tivoli Theatre, Dance Institute of Washington and many non-profit community and service-based organizations.
Downtown is the central business district to Northwest Washington, D.C., which is composed of multiple well-known neighborhoods and has traditionally been made up of architecturally diverse office buildings. However, this area also features a number of museums, urban parks and historical theatres, and is considered a major hub of retail shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Dupont Circle encompasses an in-use traffic circle, park, neighborhood and historic district in Northwest Washington, D.C. This trendy location is bustling with coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, upscale retail stores and a weekly farmers market. Dupont Circle is also home to multiple embassies and some of the nation’s most prestigious research institutions.
Federal Triangle is an area just north of the National Mall that stretches from the White House to the Capitol Building and contains a number of key Federal office and Government buildings such as the FBI Building, the National Archives, the Hoover Building and the Department of Justice. Federal Triangle is adjacent to the downtown area and other popular districts such as Chinatown. As a result, there is an abundance of premier shopping and fine dining close by.
Foggy Bottom is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., much of which is occupied by the main campus of the George Washington University. Other notable landmarks in Foggy Bottom include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, home of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, whose permanent collection features many renowned artists like Rembrandt., and DAR Constitution Hall.
Friendship Heights is a mix use of new commercial and residential real estate located on the border of Chevy Chase Md and the D.C. It has everything, from Neiman Marcus and Sack Fifth Avenue, to 40 year homes just blocks away. It has "red line" metro access and is full of high end shopping because of recent development.
It is the true meaning of location, location, location.
Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, shopping and entertainment district located in Northwest Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Locals and tourists alike frequent Georgetown for the shops, nightlife and stunning restaurant views of the Potomac River. Home to many notable residents and Georgetown University, Georgetown has also served as a filming location for several movies.
Howard University is a federally chartered, private, co-educational, non-sectarian, African American university located in Washington, D.C. It has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of Research Universities. In addition to the undergraduate program, Howard has graduate schools of business, pharmacy, law, medicine, dentistry and divinity.
The Kalorama area is located within the Northwest Triangle of Washington, D.C. and includes two adjacent residential neighborhoods, Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan- Kalorama. Kalorama Triangle has more of an urban character of Kalorama Triangle, with a close-knit village-within-a-city character, whereas Sheridan-Kalorama has the more suburban feel. The Kalorama area as a whole is noted for its park-like settings, large single-family homes, spacious and elegant pre-war condominiums and coops.
LeDroit Park was one of the first suburbs of Washington, D.C. was developed and marketed as a "romantic" neighborhood with narrow tree-lined streets that bore the same names as the trees that shaded them. Today, LeDroit Park residents enjoy a close proximity to the Shaw–Howard University Metro station and many dining options.
Logan Circle is a traffic circle, neighborhood, and historic district in Northwest Washington, D.C. The primarily residential neighborhood includes two historic districts and is the only major circle downtown that remains entirely residential. Logan Circle continues to experience remarkable growth that began in the mid-20th century and extends to modern day.
Mount Pleasant is located in Northwest Washington, D.C., between Rock Creek Park, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights. The neighborhood has a rich history, which can be seen on "Heritage Trail" historical markers featuring narrative, photographs and maps. Mount Pleasant is home to approximately ten thousand people, which is approximately two percent of the population of the city.
Mount Vernon Square
Mount Vernon Square is a city square in Northwest Washington, D.C., with notable landmarks such as the new Washington Convention Center, which is the second largest building in the city after the Capitol, and the Washington Marriott Marquis. Not to be confused with the home of George Washington, Mount Vernon Square also features the District of Columbia Public Library, now home to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Penn Quarter is a neighborhood in Downtown Washington, D.C. that boasts a variety of entertainment and commercial establishments including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and contemporary art galleries. The area is also home to a popular farmers market and several food, wine, art, and culture focused festivals. Over the past thirty years the neighborhood has transformed from a sleepy part of downtown into a vibrant 24-hour residential and commercial community.
Shaw is a mostly residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. that has historic landmarks and a culture rooted firmly to D.C.’s African-American. In recent years Shaw has rapidly become one of the more diverse sections of the city, where residents enjoy live jazz, thriving nightlife and food, including the “Little Ethiopia” strip.
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Southwest Waterfront is a residential neighborhood in Southwest Washington, D.C. Due to its history of urban redevelopment, much of the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood is composed of condominiums, townhouses and apartment buildings, most of which are rare examples of Modern Architecture in Washington, D.C. Large development projects Soon, the waterfront will feature more office, hotel and retail establishments.
Takoma is a neighborhood located in Northwest Washington, D.C., a portion of which extends into Maryland and is known as Takoma Park. First planned as a commuter city, Takoma retains its historical character, rich in cultural diversity, social and civic activism, small businesses, parks, and variety of housing including historic. Residents take advantage of the unique ambiance of this active community with its small-town charm intact.
Tenleytown is a business district along Wisconsin Avenue near American University Park.