In recent years, there has been a tremendous churn in the grocery market with downtown D.C. neighborhoods seeing new grocery store development. In fact, there are now several large-scale, mixed-use communities with grocery store anchors in a dense, walkable urban environment.

Here are 10 of the best Washington D.C. apartments near grocery stores.

10. The DeSoto

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The DeSoto, located in the heart of the vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood, is ideally situated just across the street from Whole Foods. There’s also a Safeway, Giant Food and Trader Joe’s within walking distance.

These stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are close to the Dupont Circle and McPherson Metro stations within an easy reach to all of downtown D.C.

9. AdMo Heights


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AdMo Heights is a brand new loft-style luxury apartment building in the historic Adams Morgan neighborhood known for its eclectic vibe and great dining and entertainment.

Safeway is right next door and independent grocers Santa Ana Grocery Store and Rioja Market are nearby, where you can pick up a wide range of staple foods and beverages.

8. Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle

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Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle offers short and long-term leases and the conveniences of downtown living in a stylish contemporary building with open floor plans.

Safeway is right across the street and the Washington Convention Center is just a few blocks to the east.

7. Gables City Vista

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Gables City Vista is part of a large mixed-use development that features one and two-bedroom apartments and a 55,000-square-foot “Urban Lifestyle Safeway” grocery store plus a hardware store, a dry-cleaners, a bookstore, a gym and restaurants.

Located in Mount Vernon Triangle, community amenities include a business center, courtyard and fitness center.

6. Residences on the Avenue

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Residences on the Avenue is the ideal home for natural and organic food lovers as the on-site Whole Foods Market makes it easy to pick up last-minute ingredients or tasty prepared foods.

The apartments have spacious kitchens and dining spaces that are perfect for entertaining. Some of the city’s best food and dining options are also just a short walk away in Georgetown, Foggy Bottom and DuPont Circle.

5. Anthology

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Anthology features new luxury apartments with a sleek industrial design and modern amenities in the rapidly developing H Street corridor of D.C.

Located across the street from one of the city’s newest Whole Foods Markets, these apartments have an unbeatable location. Giant Food and a wide variety of restaurants are also nearby.

4. Circle Arms Apartments

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Circle Arms Apartments, the affordable 48-unit apartment building near the George Washington University campus, is ideally situated between Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s.

Furnished apartments are available and utilities are included in the rent. The Foggy Bottom Metro station is just steps away.

3. 2424 Penn

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2424 Penn apartments are conveniently located in the heart of Washington D.C. with a small neighborhood grocer – West End Market – next door, a Trader Joe’s across the street and a Whole Foods Market within a few blocks.

Amenities include a 24-hour staffed front desk, fitness room, business center, secure underground parking and utilities included. Just a 10-minute walk from the center of Georgetown, residents have easy access to dozens of boutique shops and restaurants.

2. The Apollo

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The Apollo, built on the site of the historic Apollo Theatre, offers stylish apartments on top of the H Street Whole Foods Market, where you can pick up fresh produce without even leaving the building. The luxury apartments are within walking distance to a Giant Food and a wide variety of restaurants.

Amenities include a rooftop pool and outdoor living room, BBQ grilling areas, a furnished guest suite, world-class art collection, an on-site café, a gym and Conservatory event space.

1. Flats at Atlas

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The Flats at Atlas are ultramodern apartments surrounded by grocery stores. Safeway, Aldi and the independent Mudrick’s Market are all within a few minutes-walk.

This property has community amenities galore including a fully-equipped business center, a duel-level outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a multimedia lounge and a fire pit with seating.


We looked at all apartments in Washington D.C. and rated them on the number of grocery businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, grocers located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings.

The rent information included in this article is based on January 2019 multifamily rental property inventory on and and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein does not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.

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