What's the best DC neighborhood for you?

Location is the most important factor in Washington DC real estate sales and purchases. Our DC Neighborhood profiles offer insights that will help you answer the question:

“Where do you want to live?”

NW DC Neighborhoods

Northwest DC neighborhood profiles.

Here you’ll find insights on the Adams Morgan, American University Park, Bloomingdale, Burleith, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Crestwood, Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Glover Park, Kalorama, LeDroit Park, Logan Circle, Meridian Hill, Mount Pleasant, Penn Quarter, Shaw, and West End. Our neighborhood profiles include insights, photographs, school data, real estate market data, transportation information and history.

Northwest DC neighborhoods are found north of the National Mall & west of North Capitol Street, in the northwest quadrant. It is the largest of the four quadrants in the District. The Northwest DC neighborhood represents a tad more than 42% of the city. Packed within its borders are desirable neighborhoods such as Georgetown, Palisades and Foxhall, West End and Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle and Logan Circle, LeDroit Park, Shaw and Bloomingdale, Mount Vernon Triangle and Penn Quarter, portions of Downtown, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Adams Morgan, Kalorama, Woodley Park and Forest Hills, Embassy Row, Cathedral Heights and Observatory Circle, Glover Park, Burleith and Cleveland Park, Tenleytown, American University Park and Spring Valley, Piney Branch, Mount Pleasant, Crestwood, Chevy Chase DC and Friendship Heights, 16th Street Heights and Petworth, Meridian Hill Park and Columbia Heights. A long stretch of Rock Creek Park divides northwest.

NE DC Neighborhoods

Northeast DC neighborhood profiles.

Here you’ll find insights on Brookland, Eckington, the H Street Corridor and NoMA neighborhoods. Our neighborhood profiles include insights, photographs, school data, real estate market data, transportation information and history.

Northeast DC neighborhoods are located in the Northeast Quadrant. This is the area north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capitol Street. Northeast DC neighborhoods feature institutions such as Gallaudet University, The Catholic University of America and Trinity Washington University, as well as Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, United States National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. A section of the Northeast Quadrant has recently been dubbed ‘Near Northeast.’ The area is bordered by North Capitol Street to the west, Florida Avenue to the north, F Street to the south, and 15th Street to the east. Northeast and Near Northeast neighborhoods include Michigan Park, Brookland, Woodridge, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Deanwood, Brentwood, Trinidad, Ivy City, a large portion of the H Street Corridor, Atlas District and Carver Langston. NoMa, an acronym for ‘North of Massachusetts Avenue’, is the area north of Massachusetts Avenue, north and east of Union Station. NoMa neighborhoods include Truxton Circle, Sursum Corda, Eckington, ‘Near Northeast’ and a section originally named Swampoodle.

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SW DC Neighborhoods

Southwest DC neighborhood profiles.

Here you’ll find insights on The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront. Our neighborhood profiles include insights, photographs, school data, real estate market data, transportation information and history.

Southwest DC neighborhoods are sited within the Southwest Quadrant, which spans the area south of south of the National Mall and west of South Capitol Street. About half of the quadrant is located south of the Anacostia River. Southwest is the smallest quadrant in the District and, due to its size, often considered a neighborhood rather than a quadrant, but it is made up of five Southwest DC neighborhoods; The Southwest Waterfront, Southwest Federal Center, Bellevue, Buzzard’s Point and Anacostia.


SE DC Neighborhoods

Southeast DC neighborhood profiles.

Here you’ll find insights on the Eastern Market – Barracks Row neighborhoods. Our neighborhood profiles include insights, photographs, school data, real estate market data, transportation information and history.

Southeast DC neighborhoods are located in the Southeast Quadrant, south of East Capitol Street and east of South Capitol Street. Southeast DC neighborhoods include Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, Lincoln Park, Stanton Park, Hill East, which encompasses Barney Circle, Congressional Cemetery, and Stadium Armory micro-neighborhoods, Barracks Row, the Navy Yard and Yards Park, the Anacostia River waterfront and Hillcrest. The RFK Stadium and Nationals Park are located in Southeast. The quadrant is divided by the Anacostia River and the portion to its west may be referred to as “Near Southeast.” The portion to the river’s east is dubbed “River East”. Anacostia is the area along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


Evaluating DC Neighborhoods For Your Next Home

Many factors play into the selection of a new neighborhood. Housing supply is one, neighborhood amenities, schools and availability of public transportation are other important considerations.  DC neighborhoods have unique “personalities” that home buyers identify with and gravitate toward. Which neighborhood is a good match for you? Take the time to research data and be sure to visit these DC neighborhoods during different days and times of the week. Here are some great DC neighborhood resources:
Demographics, Crime & Data: Niche City Data NeighborhoodScout & My Local Crime Walkability & Transportation: Walk Score  Bike Score  Walc  &  Transit Score Schools: Greatschools.org & School Digger Flood Plains & Topological: Topological maps Fun & Entertainment: Gravy

Neighborhood information on this site is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Subject to change without notice.

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