10 Best Neighborhoods in Washington D.C.

10 Best Neighborhoods in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is one of the best cities to live and a lot of that has to do with its diverse range of cultural neighborhoods. There are so many great little nooks in crannies lined with cafes, clubs, restaurants and even musical hot spots in the city of Washington D.C. that we just had to make up a list of our favorite areas. The following are the 10 best neighborhoods in Washington D.C.:

10. Logan Circle

Jazz great Duke Ellington grew up in the Logan Circle area of D.C., and it’s not hard to imagine how the place might have influenced his music. It’s one of the more laidback neighborhoods in this very Type A town. Picnics and lounging out by the circle-named after Civil War general John Logan-are the locals’ favorite weekend activities. Rows and rows of beautiful Victorian condos surround the circle and the nearby streets, and if you still have an itch to shop, there are some hip establishments to check out on 14th Street or P Street. Logan Circle is low-key, a perfect place for a refuge from the hectic pace of much of the rest of D.C. Perhaps it’s that personality that meshed with Duke Ellington’s predisposition to the freewheeling flow of Jazz.

Logan Circle

9. DuPont Circle

Relative to other neighborhoods in the capitol, with their distinct landmarks and cultural identities, DuPont Circle is fairly unremarkable. But it’s that same quality that makes it an attractive place to spend some time. It’s much quieter, more low-key than the others. The circle itself is a patch of grass with a bust of Samuel DuPont of the famed DuPont family. It’s a nice place for a picnic lunch from one of the nearby eateries, either on Massachusetts or Connecticut Avenue or P Street, all three of which branch off from the circle. Aside from the shops and restaurants that line those streets, DuPont’s best feature is Embassy Row. Tucked away on the quiet side of Mass. Ave, Embassy Row is home to a majority of D.C.’s embassies. It’s fun to walk around and stop into whichever embassies suit your diplomatic tastes, or simply snap some photos of the placards and flags that adorn their front gates.

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