Monday, August 27, 2012

Best Neighborhoods in Washington DC

While this is purely subjective, there are some beautiful neighborhood, communities and suburbs all over the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland area.

Let's start with Washington DC;
There are dozens of neighborhoods and suburbs around Washington DC starting with Capitol Hill and moving outward. For a more detailed and lengthy description of any of these neighborhoods and communities listed in this blog please click on the link which will take you to the website “where to live in DC.com
Capitol Hill/Old City #1 - this is really the heart of it all as our nation's capital. The most prestigious homes and residents reside here and many of the homes overlook the national Mall with historical buildings as a backdrop.
16th Street Heights - this is an older neighborhood beginning in 1910 with the majority of the homes built in the 20s and 30s. There's a delightful mix of architecture and apartment buildings including Tudors and standalone homes.
American University Park - this beautiful community is filled with many single-family homes with tall ceilings and colonial style buildings. If located on the Maryland border and is founded by Massachusetts Wisconsin Nebraska and western avenues.
Adams Morgan- this community and neighborhood is more of a college district with coffee houses and nightclubs as well of eclectic shops and artist galleries. This area has a lot of lofts and apartments.
Brightwood- this suburbans in the Northwest quadrant of DC and is filled with many well-maintained duplexes, detached bungalows, colonials and DC famous row houses.
Brookland - this neighborhood was developed in the 1950s and is filled with Civil War era forth and landmarks as well as historical sites and buildings.
Chevy Chase - nestled on the border of DC and Maryland this neighborhood includes a variety of sub neighborhoods such as Friendship Heights, the village, Somerset, new Hamlet, and others and was developed in the late 1890s
Columbia Heights - home to many department store chains and a great suburb to later routes down, this area has high-priced townhomes and condos as well is single-family houses.
Dupont Circle - as one of the more affluent areas around Washington DC, Dupont Circle is in the heart of DC's nightlife.
Eckington - this is a smaller community with quaint historical homes and small businesses.
Georgetown - Georgetown offers upscale condominiums and college town apartments and many rowhouses which is a standard in the Washington DC area.
Kalorama - offering urban flair an exceptional value, this neighborhood is full of rowhouses, condominiums, and several homes with unique and unusual view.
Ledroit Park - this is an eclectic neighborhood with colorful buildings, architectural design of row houses, and affordable housing for middle income families.
Logan Circle - sitting in the Northwest quadrant of Washington DC, Logan Circle is experience in urban renaissance with many buildings undergoing renovations and updates. Here you will find the traditional row house that is so common in the Washington DC area.
Mount Pleasant -  this beautiful community offers a great backdrop of eclectic and colorful buildings and architectural masterpieces.
Palisades - the Palisades is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood running along the Potomac River from the edge of Georgetown University to the District of Columbia.
Petworth - known for its brick row houses constructed in the 1920s and 30s, Petworth is located in the northwest quadrant of DC.
Shaw/Old City #2 -  this area running along Florida Avenue is a combination of commercial and residential neighborhoods and streets with beautiful Victorian rowhouses next to Howard University.
Shepherd Park - Shepherd Park is a beautiful community with upper class homes and single detached houses throughout each neighborhood.
Takoma Park - this popular area defines diversity and complements the growth of the area with a single detached homes built in the mid to early 1920s.
Woodley Park - a beautiful and culturally diverse neighborhood, Woodley Park features hotels, zoos, condominiums and brick homes.
This is just a sampling of some of the more popular residential neighborhoods around Washington DC. Be sure to visit Djana Morris for more on where to live in Washington DC.


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