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FIND THE PERFECT DC COMMUNITY FOR YOUR NEW HOME

Beyond the famous monuments and federal buildings, Washington, DC is a city of neighborhoods. From trendy Adams Morgan to the revitalized Penn Quarter, each pocket of DC has its own unique flavor and style:


ADAMS MORGAN:
One of Washington DC's most vibrant neighborhoods, centered on 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Adams Morgan features an array of restaurants, boutiques, hip specialty stores and late-night entertainment.



ANACOSTIA:
Across the Anacostia River at the end of the 11th Street Bridge, this neighborhood began as the first suburb of Washington City. The Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum also resides in this historic community.



BROOKLAND:
In addition to a charming diversity of residential architecture, this Northeast Washington neighborhood features Catholic University, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center and the Franciscan Monastery with their offerings of beautiful gardens, architecture and art.



CAPITOL HILL:
East of the U.S. Capitol Building lies a neighborhood of fine Victorian row houses, diverse restaurant fare, and specialty boutiques. In addition to the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, this community boasts the Folger Shakespeare Library, Union Station, the Sewall-Belmont House and Eastern Market, the oldest working public market in the city.



CHINATOWN:
Surrounding the world's largest single-span Chinese arch at 7th and F Streets, NW, Chinatown boasts numerous restaurants, the U.S. Mint Museum and the Verizon Center. In 2004, Chinatown went under a $200 million renovation, transforming the area into a bustling scene for nightlife, shopping and entertainment, with high-end restaurants, a deluxe movie theater and exclusive department stores.



DOWNTOWN:
This neighborhood east of the White House is experiencing a renaissance and boasts the new $778 million Washington Convention Center, new and refurbished hotels, smart shops, wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and bookstores. Downtown is also home to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Old Post Office Pavilion, the Warner Theatre, and the National Theatre.



DUPONT CIRCLE / KALORAMA:
Dupont Circle at Connecticut and P Streets, NW is the hub of a lively neighborhood of Victorian row houses and Beaux-Arts mansions, many of which have been restored to house embassies, international restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. The area features many museums including The Phillips Collection, Woodrow Wilson House, Textile Museum, Heurich House, and the National Museum of American Jewish Military History as well as the largest collection of private art galleries in the city.



EMBASSY ROW:
Just west of Dupont Circle, along Massachusetts Avenue, lie the biggest concentration of the city's 150 international embassies, many of them housed in grand Beaux-Arts mansions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



FOGGY BOTTOM:
This riverfront neighborhood east of Georgetown is now home to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, George Washington University, and the Watergate complex. A cluster of charming 19th century houses remains to remind the visitor of its early history as a working class community.



GEORGETOWN:
Once a thriving colonial port, this charming historic neighborhood, centered on Wisconsin and M Streets, NW, features specialty stores, nightclubs, and intriguing restaurants. Dumbarton House, Tudor Place, the C&O Canal, Old Stone House and Dumbarton Oaks represent the history of this unique community. Georgetown University, one of the country’s oldest colleges, was founded here in 1789 on 106 acres, just west of Wisconsin Avenue.



LAFAYETTE SQUARE:
Surrounding the White House is a neighborhood of historic elegance, refinement, and power. Its story and the tales of the Square's notable residents, are told through many nearby museums and institutions, including The Octagon Museum, Decatur House, DAR Museum, the and the American Red Cross Museum.



PENN QUARTER:
North of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in the heart of Downtown, lies a revitalized community of eclectic art galleries, numerous new restaurants and engaging attractions including the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, National Building Museum, U.S. Navy Memorial, Ford's Theatre, International Spy Museum and the Shakespeare Theatre.



U STREET / SHAW:
Centered on U Street between 10th and 15th Streets, NW, this historic DC locale is known for drawing music lovers to its restaurants and clubs. Landmarks include Howard University, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Historic Site, and the renovated Lincoln T
The Woodley Park and Cleveland Park neighborhoods along Connecticut Avenue north of Calvert Street feature a variety of cuisines from around the world as well as interesting local shops. The National Zoological Park, Washington National Cathedral, Rock Creek Park, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, and the Kreeger Museum showcase the diversity of Washington DC's cultural and natural attractions.
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SOUTHWEST / WATERFRONT:
South of the National Mall is a neighborhood home to the Tony Award-winning Arena Stage, Benjamin Banneker Circle and Fountain, the Titanic Memorial and L'Enfant Plaza. The scenic waterfront area features a shimmering array of piers, sailboats, yachts, fishing boats, seafood markets, and restaurants.



UPPER NORTHWEST (WOODLEY AND CLEVELAND PARK):
 


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