Northwest DC

Northwest DC Real Estate and area information

Northwest, D.C. real estate continues to be an excellent investment. Washington,D.C.has a growing, diversified economy consisting primarily of professional and service jobs. The federal government is the main employer in the District of Columbia, providing about one-third of all jobs.  Since the federal government continues to operate even during times of economic slowdown, DC is considered to be recession proof or at least economically resilient.

Northwest is bordered by the National Mall to the south,North Capital Street to the east, and the state of Maryland, delineated by Western Avenue, to the northwest.  It is the largest and most affluent of the four quadrants (NE, SE, SW, and NW) and includes the neighborhoods of Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, American University Park, Spring Valley, GloverPark, ClevelandPark, Woodley Park, Forest Hills, The Palisades, Crestwood, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Embassy Row, Tenleytown, Foggy Bottom,Columbia Heights,Mount Pleasant, Petworth, Shepherd Park and Le Droit Park among others.  The Central Business District, the Federal Triangle, and the Museums of the Smithsonian Institute as well as the National Zoo are located in Northwest D.C.

Five major colleges call Northwest their home: Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, The University of the District of Columbia, and Howard University. The Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards professional basketball, the Washington Capitals professional ice hockey, the Georgetown Hoyas, as well as a venue for concerts and many other events is also found in Northwest.  Other attractions located in Northwest are the National Cathedral,Rock Creek Park and the White House.

Columbia Heights borders the neighborhoods of Shaw, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Petworth, Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Le Droit Park. To the east is Howard University. An area rich in history, Columbia Heights was once farmland.  It underwent serious destruction during the riots of 1968.  The Columbia Heights Metro station opened in 1999 and a revitalization of the area followed. The most recent addition is the DC USA retail complex.  Although gentrification in the area has occurred, it is arguably one of D.C.’s most economically and ethnically diverse neighborhoods and offers a variety of housing options.

Washington’s Embassy Row lies along Massachusetts Avenue,  N.W., and its cross streets between Thomas Circle and Ward Circle. Considered Washington’s premier residential address in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Massachusetts Avenue became known for its numerous mansions housing the city’s social and political elites. There are currently over 55 countries represented in the Embassy Row neighborhood.

Logan Circle is a Northwest neighborhood east of Dupont Circle.  It is named for a federal park at the intersection of Vermont Avenue, P Street, 13th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The neighborhood is bordered by S Street to the north, 9th Street to the east, 16th Street to the west, and Massachusetts Avenue to the south.  The area has been undergoing gentrification in the 2000s. The commercial corridor along 14th Street NW is undergoing significant revitalization, and offers night life, art galleries and live theater.  In 1999, a busy Whole Foods Market opened two blocks from Logan Circle.

Originally developed as a “Streetcar Suburb” of Washington,Chevy Chase is one of the largest neighborhoods in D.C. It has a more suburban feel than some of the more urban areas of the city. Many of the homes in Chevy Chase are Sears Catalog Homes built in the early to mid 1900s and currently in various stages of renovation and expansion.   There are many small locally owned businesses along Connecticut Avenue that are well patronized by the residents of Chevy Chase,D.C.

Mount Pleasant is a Northwest Neighborhood bounded by16th St. NW, and the Columbia Heights neighborhood to the east, Rock Creek Park to the north and west, and Harvard Street, NW, and the Adams Morgan neighborhood to the south. The neighborhood is home to about twelve thousand people, or about 2% of D.C.’s population. Mount Pleasant is a diverse community of affluent people, middle class wage earners, working class people, and immigrants.

Cleveland Park is another “Streetcar Suburb” of D.C.  Originally developed in the 1890’s Cleveland Park is bounded by Rock Creek Park to the east, Wisconsin and Idaho Avenues to the west, Klingle and Woodley Roads to the south, and Rodman and Tilden Streets to the north. The neighborhood is known for its many late 19th century homes, the Washington National Cathedral, and the historic Art Deco Uptown Theater.

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