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Best neighborhoods in DC

Appleton Properties | December 5, 2017

Best neighborhoods in DC

Washington DC’s diverse neighborhoods are one of the main reasons behind its enduring appeal. Many DC communities are historic, some offer a secluded environment, while others are enlivened by an array of restaurants, cafés, and live music venues.

If you’d like to know more about some of the best communities in DC, here’s a quick list of some of the most popular neighborhoods in the area:

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is the quintessential Washington, DC neighborhood, with its historic homes, government buildings, famous landmarks, and tree-lined streets. There are plenty of enjoyable things to do and places to visit here – just check out the many bars and restaurants along Pennsylvania Avenue, or drop by Eastern Market, where you can buy fruits, vegetables, handmade soaps, and all sorts of artisan goods.

DuPont Circle

Compared to other DC neighborhoods, DuPont Circle might seem a bit low-key, but that’s exactly what makes it attractive. It may not have as much iconic landmarks or cultural attractions as other neighborhoods, yet it features a vibrant array of museums, bistros, bars, and unique shops. The neighborhood is also a great choice if you’re looking to live in a central location, as it is nestled right in the heart of Washington’s Northwest quadrant.

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle


Like most parts of DC, Georgetown is an expensive place to live, but that’s because it offers an outstanding quality of life. There’s something for everyone, including boutiques and art galleries, first-class restaurants like Café Milano and 1789, scenic walking and jogging paths, and so much more. It’s long been home to many of the country’s leading figures (from Jefferson to JFK to Madeleine Albright), and is also known for its picturesque setting, with charming cobblestone streets, mature trees, and stately 18th and 19th-century homes.


Bloomingdale might be a relatively small community, but it’s packed with so many fun activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. You can try some of its many award-winning restaurants, enjoy open mic night at hip venues like The Boundary Stone , or shop for some fresh local produce at Common Good City Farm or the Sunday farmers market – all this and more packed into 12 blocks!

Logan Circle

Logan Circle is a neighborhood that attracts young urban professionals and affluent retirees alike, with its quirky multicolored storefronts and elegant Victorian and Edwardian luxury homes. Residents here get easy access to a variety of creature comforts and superb dining venues such as Compass Rose, Barcelona Wine Bar, ChurchKey, and many more.

Logan Circle

Logan Circle


Thinking of venturing outside of the DC quadrangle? Check out Brookmont, a neighborhood in Bethesda, MD, located between Clara Barton Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard. It is home to a diverse mix of residents, from artists to outdoor enthusiasts (especially kayakers). The neighborhood doesn’t have too much automobile traffic, which makes it a great place to live for families with small children and/or dog/cat owners. In addition, the neighborhood has a great sense of community – parades, block parties, and other community-wide celebrations are quite common in this area.

Learn more about the many different neighborhoods of Washington, DC here and get in touch with Appleton Properties at 301-652-2707 or 202-888-4846 today.