DC Neighborhoods

Washington DC Neighborhoods

Where do you want to live?

Location is the most important factor in Washington DC real estate sales and purchases. Our DC Neighborhood profiles offer insights on some of the most popular neighborhoods in DC and a few you may not have heard of.


Northwest DC Neighborhood Profiles

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:

⸻ Northwest


Northeast DC Neighborhood Profiles.

Northeast DC neighborhoods are located in the Northeast Quadrant, north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capitol Street. Northeast is home to 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:

⸻ Northeast


Southwest DC Neighborhood Profiles

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.

⸻ Southwest


Southeast DC neighborhood profiles

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.

⸻ Southeast

Evaluating DC Neighborhoods For Your Next Home

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How to choose?

Many factors play into the selection of a new neighborhood. Housing supply, neighborhood amenities, schools and availability of public transportation, among other important considerations.  DC neighborhoods have unique “personalities” that home buyers identify with and gravitate toward. Which neighborhood is a good match for you?


Demographics, Crime & Data: Niche City DataNeighborhoodScout & My Local Crime Walkability & Transportation: Walk Score  Bike Score  Walc  &  Transit ScoreSchools: Greatschools.org & School Digger Flood Plains & Topological: Topological maps Fun & Entertainment: Gravy
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