Thinking about moving to Washington D.C.? You'll want to make sure you find the right neighborhood for your lifestyle, whether you're a young professional, family, retiring, or headed to the capital for school.
Spotlight on... Adams Morgan
It's for Nightlife Culture/Arts Foodies Shopaholics.
The Adams Morgan neighborhood in D.C. suits a wide range of tastes. The area offers the quiet, residential feel that many older adults desire, with vibrant nightlife, amenities, and local activities preferred by young professionals.
In 2014, Adams Morgan was named one of the "10 Great Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association.
Adams Morgan is a nice community to raise a family, but the area is most attractive to young, single professionals. Just 28 percent of the population is made up of families with children under 18 years of age.
What's right for you?
Washington D.C. is more than just the capital of our nation, where some of the world’s best museums and cultural institutions open their doors to the public; it’s also a great place to live. D.C. is one of the most diverse, progressive, historic, and beautiful cities in North America. And, with such a great collection of neighborhoods offering the city’s residents a wide variety of amenities, it's most certainly the ideal place for you to call home.
There are so many excellent neighborhoods to choose from in the Washington D.C. area and it can be tough to narrow down your search. Once you know what you’re looking for, it can be easier to find a neighborhood that has the right combination of amenities. Whether you’re a senior, a Millennial, someone who values walkability over an easy commute, or whatever, you can find the perfect community for your needs.
Someone looking for an easy commute, green space, dog-friendly establishments, and shopping and nightlife might prefer the bustling West Village area of Georgetown over other neighborhoods. The West and East Villages, as well as the adjacent areas of Dupont Circle and Logan Circle, combine many of the best amenities available to city residents with easy access to Downtown, the National Mall, and across the Potomac River to Arlington and the major employers there. Plus, the area boasts some of the region's top schools and universities and easy access to healthcare.
Seniors looking for a winning combination of businesses and institutions, easy access to healthcare and arts activities, but who don’t need a neighborhood that offers a bustling restaurant scene or boutique district, should check out Forest Hills.
Maybe you’re a young professional looking for a neighborhood that will be fun for the present, but will also be a great place to put down roots - because eventually, you’ll be ready to start a family. In that case, you may appreciate the Bloomingdale neighborhood. It’s one of the top-rated neighborhoods for Millennials in the city, with its mix of shops, restaurants, nightlife and universities.
Looking for a hot spot...
Mount Pleasant was one of D.C.’s first streetcar suburbs at the turn of the 20th century and now might be one of the city's hottest neighborhoods.
My family wants great schools...
Forest Hills is one of the best neighborhoods in all of Washington D.C. It's loaded with good schools and gets high marks for its safety and lack of crime.
Where are the millennials?
The East Village neighborhood of Washington D.C. has great shopping, wonderful restaurants, and an eclectic mix of old and new architecture.
Career Professionals settle in...
The Brightwood Park neighborhood is one of the best neighborhoods in Northwest Washington D.C. for young professionals putting down roots.