Dupont Circle, DC

Living in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is often looked as just a place of government, but besides being the Nation’s Capital, it is also a diverse, historical and unique place to live. Each neighborhood has its own unique appeal to hipster, indie, conservative, and liberal lifestyles. Food, drink, art and music are alive and thriving in the city, as well as versatile theatres that play indie films one night and have a hip-hop concert the next. With having so much to offer, everyone is able to find a home that makes them feel alive.
 

Geographic Location

The boundaries of the Dupont Circle neighborhood are Florida Ave to the north, 15th street to the east, M Street to the south and 22nd Street to the west. It has one of the busiest metro stations in the system.
 

Overall Personality

Dupont Circle is a historic district in Northwest DC. It is named after Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont and is a traffic circle, park, and neighborhood all-in-one. Some call it “The neighborhood of bistros, bookstores and galleries.”It is a unique hot spot for residents and visitors with its fountain at its center and many great restaurants and shops around.
 

Defining Characteristics

“The Circle” has so much character it makes it hard to decide which to discuss first. From being able to take a walking tour of embassy row, to shopping for hours at the unique boutiques that offer a variety of vintage jewelry and accessories, or dancing the night away at some of the most well-known LGBTQ night clubs
 

Noteworthy attractions

The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of Modern Art resides here, displaying the works of famous artists including Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Klee, Georgia O’Keefe, Rothko, and others as well as hosting special exhibitions and concerts on Sundays.
 
You can also tour former President Woodrow Wilson’s final home, which is preserved to look the same now as it did in the 20s. Take a walk on the Spanish steps, where you can have a picnic or write a novel (as happened in the past).
 
Located on the southern edge of Dupont Circle is the National Geographic Museum, which is a great place to take visiting tourists. 
 

Types of homes in the Area

Dupont Circle is home to many historic mansions that go up to $7 million. It also has streets filled with 19th Century rowhomes and condo buildings with upscale amenities.
 

Annual Events

Capital Pride and the 17th St Drag Queen High Heel race are some of the most popular, beloved annual events in the community and ones that bring D.C. together. No matter what orientation, everyone considers these to be amazing, fun events. People bring their whole family out to watch the impressive race and enjoy the festivities.

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