Foggy Bottom Neighborhood
Foggy Bottom is a historic neighborhood long associated with the District’s political and cultural institutions.
Home to George Washington University and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Foggy Bottom offers a unique blend of academic, cultural, and government influences. Located near the U.S. State Department and iconic landmarks such as the White House and the National Mall, Foggy Bottom is an ideal neighborhood for those who appreciate the city’s rich history and vibrant cultural scene.
The real estate market in Foggy Bottom is characterized by a mix of attached federal style homes, condominiums and apartments. The neighborhood attracts a diverse demographic, from students and professionals, to Hill staffers and diplomats. Foggy Bottom’s treasured alley enclaves Hughes Mews and Snows Court offer charming and unusual 1800s row houses sprinkled with a few modern boutique condominiums.
Foggy Bottom Market Data
Foggy Bottom History
“Hamburgh” and “Funktown”
Beer And Luxury Real Estate
Between 1950 and 1970, a drastic change took place in Foggy Bottom. Luxury co-op and apartment buildings were constructed and the population of the neighborhood became more affluent.
The Foggy Bottom Historic District is comprised primarily of private residences and, except for a single alley warehouse and a few buildings built as corner stores, only rowhouses survive. When designated, the historic district had only 135 contributing buildings out of 226 total. The heights of the historic buildings are almost all two stories in height. Only four contributing buildings were erected at three stories originally. These modest dwellings were built in a limited range of materials and styles and were primarily flat-fronted. One of the earliest Foggy Bottom houses is a frame home at 25th and I Streets. The homes were built low to the ground rather than on elevated basements. This may have been due to the swampy nature of the land, or a cost-cutting measure. Foggy Bottom’s architecture is enhanced by the charming 19th century alley dwellings located in Snow’s Court (between 24th and 25th Streets and K and I Streets) and Hughes Mews (between 25th and 26th Streets and K and I Streets).
Neighborhood information on this site is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Subject to change without notice.
Foggy Bottom Schools
Public • Grades PK-8
SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS
Public • Grades 9-12
Public • Grades 9-12