7.4 out of 10

Dupont Cir Northwest, Dupont Circle

38.9099937979645 -77.0427917676143
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Good old Fruit Loop!"

Dupont Circle is the center of gay life in DC. They very thoughtfully revitalized the area ten years ago, and property values took off accordingly.

This is one of the best places in town for people watching, eating, cruising, or grabbing a drink. There's shopping, too, but it's definitely focused on men. Definitely try Kramerbooks & Afterwords: it's a bookstore/cafe/pastry shop/bar with a whole lot of character. The food around here is some of the best in town. Some favorites: Thai Chef, Zorba's, and Alero.

Because this is gay central, there are some businesses that you wouldn't expect to see in other parts of town. Most of DC's gay bars are on or near Dupont Circle. There are several gay and lesbian bookshops. There are sex shops with a gay bent. The area is not at all seedy, but if you take your kids there, you should prepare yourself for some questions.

The downside: parking is a nightmare. Don't even try. Just metro in. Dupont is on the red line.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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"Good old Fruit Loop!"
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