at a glance:
- Neighborhoods: Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan
- Landmarks/National Monuments/Parks: Rock Creek Park,
National Zoo, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, National Air and Space Museum, National
Gallery of Art, National Geographic Society Explorers' Hall, White House Visitor
Center, Woodrow Wilson House
- Major Industry: Civil Service, Education (Georgetown
University, Howard University, George Washington University, American University),
Healthcare, Finance (Fannie Mae), Media
- Counties: Fairfax, Montgomery
Northwest is the largest of the four quadrants that make up Washington, D.C. It
is bounded by the National Mall to the south, the state of Maryland to the north,
the Potomac River to the west, and North Capitol Street to the east. Northwest is
the only quadrant that is accessible by all lines of the Metro. This convenience
makes Northwest D.C. real estate popular with new residents.
Despite the fact that most people associate Washington, D.C. with museums and monuments,
a vast array of diverse neighborhoods can also be found in the nation’s capital.
Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and
Adams Morgan are just three of these lively urban communities located in
Georgetown is Washington, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood.
In fact, it predates the federal capital by fifty years! Originally established
as a Maryland tobacco port in 1751, Georgetown remains a historic district dotted
with Georgian mansions, Federal houses, and Victorian Queen Anne row houses. Its
brick sidewalks are lined with an eclectic blend of shops and restaurants, giving
the neighborhood a small-town feel. Although there is no metro stop in Georgetown,
it is still considered one of the most desirable places to live in the entire city.
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Chic and trendy are two words that can be used to describe Dupont Circle. A densely
populated neighborhood that is only growing in popularity, Dupont Circle is known
for its extensive selection of fine dining, its specialty bookstores, and the city’s
largest collection of private art galleries. While many of the neighborhood’s grandest
mansions are now occupied by embassies, Dupont Circle still offers an assortment
of highly-desirable single-family homes, condominiums, and row houses to the D.C.
real estate landscape.
People looking for D.C. real estate often choose Adams Morgan, located just north
of Dupont Circle and only two miles from the White House. The neighborhood is a
lively blend of international sights and sounds, with ethnic restaurants and popular
bars competing for space along 18th Street, Adams Morgan’s main thoroughfare. While
row houses and apartments are typically found in this neighborhood, it is also home
to The Ontario, one of the most prestigious apartment houses in the city.
Several well-known universities are located in Northwest, including George Washington
University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and American University. The
National Zoo, a 163-acre zoological park established in 1889 and free to the public,
and the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals,
are just two of the many, many attractions that can be found in the quadrant. Rock
Creek Park, nearly two thousand acres of greenery, and Rock Creek itself help break
up the urban landscape of Northwest D.C. real estate.
Between its diversity and its accessibility, Northwest is a shining example of the
charm that lies behind the city’s tourist attractions. To find
homes for sale or real estate in Northwest D.C., contact any one of Long
& Foster’s many Washington, D.C.
real estate offices.