Residents of Washington, DC will tell you there is more to this city than law makers, political decisions, and government. Public parks, extensive public transit, cultural sites, and plenty of entertainment also makes the District a great place to live. If you are moving to the area, or looking to relocate within the District, here are the top 5 areas to consider as your new home.
The Woodland Park neighborhood is in a green and beautifully kept part of the city near the National Zoo, home of the famous pandas. Connecticut Avenue runs through the neighborhood providing residents with nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment. There are several types of housing options in Woodland Park. Older, well-kept single–family homes on wide tree-lined streets have spacious lawns. Fashionable new high rises have views of Rock Creek Park and the National Cathedral. Prices are in a wide range from around $500,000 to $10 million.
When Mt. Pleasant was named one of the best neighborhoods in the country in 2016 by a real estate service, home values rose by 13 percent. Currently, the median sold price of a home here is listed as $620,000. The neighborhood backs up to Rock Creek Park and is bordered by Harvard Street, 16th Street, and Adams Mill Road. Charming vintage store fronts give this neighborhood a small–town feel. Mt. Pleasant also has a significant Latino population, and you will notice lots of Mexican restaurants and Hispanic bars. The main plaza has one of DC’s liveliest farmers markets.
Dupont Circle is an attractive neighborhood of about 14,000 in the northwest section of the District. Residents here enjoy their green space in the city along with Stead playground. Dog owners meet and chat with neighbors at the S Street dog park. Plenty of housing options are available with a mix of single family homes, attached row houses, and apartments. Offices, hotels, lots of shopping, bars, and nightlife venues add to the city living flavor of Dupont Circle. Residents here are a diverse mix and homes are available in a wide range of prices.
About 25,000 residents call the iconic Capitol Hill neighborhood home. Its proximity to all the major government buildings and the Capitol dome looming in the distant make it an exciting place to live daily. You can feel energy and political ambition all around. Government workers have a quick walk to work and don’t have to fight the traffic. The price range for homes is broad, from about $300,000 to over a million. Book stores and specialty shops are abundant, and Barrack’s Row, DC’s oldest commercial district is the dining hotspot for residents and government workers.
Georgetown is an older affluent neighborhood of about 14,000 residents and the home of Georgetown University. The average home price is well over a million dollars. These amazing homes are enhanced with tree-lined streets and original cobblestone pavements. Residents think of Georgetown as a city within a city. Public and private schools, places to worship, world class restaurants, museums, and shops are plentiful. Montrose Park, Dumbarton Park, and Rock Creek Park offer residents green space.