Condos just steps from shops and restaurants, plenty of bike lanes, the buzz of nightlife, hip coffee shops and boutiques — these are the features that Washington, DC’s most alluring neighborhoods all have. The city is embracing a live-work-play lifestyle, so it’s no wonder why Millennials want to find a home or condo at the center of it all. Here are the neighborhoods most popular with young professionals.
Why It’s Popular: Easy access to restaurants, bars, and quirky hangouts
This DC neighborhood is known for its nightlife. 18th Street, the main commercial strip in Adams Morgan, is the destination for late-night excitement, not just around the neighborhood but in the whole district. Popular hangouts include Tryst, The Black Squirrel, and Madam’s Organ (a play on “Adams Morgan”).
Why It’s Popular: Residents are close to everything from public transit to bars
There are some things you can only experience in Dupont Circle. Living in this neighborhood means you’re just steps from the local restaurants, bars, farmers’ market, boutiques, art galleries, and landmarks. It’s not uncommon to find friends and neighbors lounging by the Dupont Circle fountain, exploring the shelves in Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, and having game nights at The Board Room.
Why It’s Popular: Shops and restaurants are steps away
The West End is a popular address among young professionals, primary for its proximity to amenities and public transportation. Luxury condo buildings dominate the West End, but there are colorful rowhouses sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, too. Oh, and did we mention there’s a Trader Joe’s here?
Why It’s Popular: An abundance of hip hangouts and rowhouses
All the essentials are located on or near 14th Street in Logan Circle: Whole Foods, a performing arts theater, art galleries, bars, local and national restaurants, hardware stores, and chic boutiques. Since it’s considered a registered historic district, Logan Circle has its fair share of points of interest, like Mary McLeod Bethune’s house and the statue of Major General John A. Logan at the center of the traffic circle.
Why It’s Popular: Convenient to federal offices, shops, and bars
Close to Downtown Washington, top employers, and George Washington University, Foggy Bottom is a neighborhood that’s incredibly popular with young professionals. When the work day is over, residents find time to socialize at the bars and restaurants. Public transit, national monuments, and the Kennedy Center are within easy reach of Foggy Bottom.
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