Best neighborhoods in Washington

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Woodland / Normanstone Terrace
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Washington

"Mass Ave Hrights/ Woodland-Normanston Terrace"

- DCResident
To sum it up, this neighborhood is spectacular. You can have all the luxuries of a rural neighborhood but still live right in the middle of the city. Unlike the nearby Kalorama neighborhood, this a...
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Kalorama Heights
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Washington

"The prettiest place I ever did see"

- CarrieB
Real estate heaven in DC. When I lived in Adams Morgan I would find a way to walk through this neighborhood on my way home from work. You will not find prettier housing in the entire District of Col...
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Georgetown

4.5/5
Georgetown
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Washington

"City within a city"

- davidldavis1
Georgetown is a very popular neighborhood in northwest section of the city and is the home of Georgetown University. Approximately 13,848 residents make their home in this older and more affluent nei...
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Dupont Circle
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Washington

"If you cannot have fun here you must be dead"

- davidldavis1
I love Dupont Circle! This neighborhood of approximately 14,226 residents is located in northwest section of the city. The average price for homes sold in the neighborhood was $543,724 in 2010 and w...
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Lanier Heights
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Washington

"I used to live here!"

- CarrieB
As the title says, this was my place of residency for a year, and I loved it. Absolutely loved it. My old roommate was so fond of it that when our lease ran out, he snagged a condo down the road fro...
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Cleveland Park
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Washington

"This is what I am talking about"

- davidldavis1
I love this neighborhood! Cleveland Park is an awesome neighborhood of approximately 14,876 residents in the northwest section of the city. In general the neighborhood falls within the Boudaries of...
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Capitol Hill

4.5/5
Capitol Hill
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Washington

"Ambitious 20-something in a suit: The Mascot of Capitol Hill"

- CarrieB
At some point during your time in DC, you'll see a big building shaped like a wedding cake on the horizon. That's the Capitol building, kiddies. Maybe you've heard of it? It's where this group call...
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Chevy Chase

4.5/5
Chevy Chase
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Washington

"No, Not the Actor"

- SusanM
To answer your first question, no, he did not grow up here and no, this is not where the name comes from. But that’s not what really important. Chevy Chase is one of the nicest, and, unfortunately,...
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Wesley Heights
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Washington

"Top of the heap"

- CarrieB
Dreamy sigh. This is another in a series of beautiful Disney movie neighborhoods. If you just happen to stumble upon it while wandering about one day, thank your walking shoes and consider yourself...
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Brookland

4.5/5
Brookland
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Washington

"Not Just for Catholics Anymore"

- SusanM
Brookland may be the only neighborhood in Washington that grew up around a faith community. In this case, the community is the Catholic Church as represented by everything from the Basilica of the Im...
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Woodley Park
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Washington

"Scenic, In More Ways Than One"

- SusanM
Woodley Park is a lovely neighborhood in one of the nicest, most settled part of the District of Columbia, the northwest quadrant. It shares border with the National Zoo on one side and Rock Creek Pa...
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Lincoln Park
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Washington

"Best part of Capitol Hill"

- Arthouse
This part of DC is amazing and definitely deserves more love then it's getting here. It is a quiet, beautiful, friendly and accessible part of Capitol Hill - it is extremely walkable with bus stops ev...
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Washington Mall
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Washington

"Tourist Heaven!"

- CarrieB
You can't live in Washington, DC and not love the National Mall. Sure, you can hate some of the tourists (goodness knows I do.. the annoying ones anyway with loud kids anyway), but there is always so...
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Foxhall Village
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Washington

"Neighborhood within a neighborhood"

- davidldavis1
Foxhall Village s a neighborhood of approximately 3,639 residents located in the northwest section of the city near Georgetown. In general the boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by Canal Road...
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Foggy Bottom
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Washington

"One of my favorite neighborhoods"

- davidldavis1
Foggy Bottom is my favorite neighborhood in the city. This neighborhood is located in northwest section of the city and is home to approximately 10,662 residents. The median age is residents here is...
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Embassy Row
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Washington

"The World Next Door"

- SusanM
Embassy Row takes its name from the more than 50 international embassies that line its busy streets. They range in architecture from the elegant and traditional British Embassy to the modern looking...
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Forest Hills
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Washington

"I want to live here!"

- davidldavis1
Forest Hills is a neighborhood of approximately 11,300 residents located in the northwest section of the city. The neighborhood’s boundaries are generally defined as being within the footprint of Be...
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McLean Gardens
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Washington

"We "Hope" You'll Like It Here"

- SusanM
Anyone living in this neighborhood of DC will tell you that the grounds they walk on are special. In fact, a former resident once walked the area wearing the infamous Hope Diamond. Now I'm not just...
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Foxhall Crescent
Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Washington

"Fantastic green spaces!"

- davidldavis1
Foxhall Crescent is a neighborhood of approximately 2,328 residents located in the northwest section of the city. In addition to being the home of the home of The George Washington University Mt. Ver...
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West End

4/5
West End
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Washington

"A Jewel In the Crown"

- SusanM
The West End neighborhood is one of the true gems of the District. Located in Northwest, the neighborhood is bounded by K Street, Rock Creek Park, and New Hampshire Avenue. It is home to the Ritz-Ca...
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