Northwest Washington, Washington, DC

Northwest Washington Neighborhood Guide Washington, DC

About

Northwest Washington, Washington, District of Columbia is a vibrant area known for its diverse architecture and historical monuments. It is bounded by the Potomac River to the south and Rock Creek Parkway to the east. Major roads such as the Virginia Avenue and K Street run through this neighborhood. It's well known for its famous neighborhoods including Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

What You Will Love About Northwest Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Northwest Washington is a cultural hub filled with various restaurants, boutiques, and history-rich museums such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
  • It has a rich architectural diversity from historic Georgetown homes to modern high-rises.
  • The neighborhood boasts several parks for outdoor activities, including the Potomac River waterfront and Rock Creek Park.

What's Nearby

Northwest Washington is close to the heart of Washington, D.C., where you can find the White House and the National Mall. It's also near to the George Washington University and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The vibrant nightlife of Dupont Circle and the shopping and dining experiences of Georgetown are also parts of its vicinity.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Northwest Washington is versatile, dynamic, and culturally rich, offering something for everyone. With a mix of urban attractions and natural beauty, residents enjoy everything from high-end shopping and dining to outdoor activities like biking and hiking in Rock Creek Park.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 1,853 restaurants, 367 grocery stores, and 415 parks within a mile of the Northwest Washington neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Streets Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    3427 Connecticut Ave NW

  • SHOPPING
    Target

    Retail, Furniture and Home Store, Computers and Electronics Retail, Electronics Store, Big Box Store

    0.3 miles

    3505 Connecticut Ave NW

  • SHOPPING
    Sam's Park & Shop

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.3 miles

    3529 Connecticut Ave NW

  • GROCERY
    Manhattan Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    2647 Connecticut Ave NW

  • GROCERY
    Argyle Market Deli

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    3220 17th St NW

  • GROCERY
    Pan-Am Fresh Super Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    3320 Brown St NW

Northwest Washington Apartments and Rentals

1900 Rental properties in Northwest Washington, Washington, DC.

  • 8600 property

    $1,925+

    8600

    Studio–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    650–1040 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • Alta 801 property

    Contact for Price

    Alta 801

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    382–1126 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Ledger Union Market property

    $2,725+

    Ledger Union Market

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    745–1765 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • 2112 New Hampshire Avenue Apartments property

    $2,070+

    2112 New Hampshire Avenue Apartments

    Studio–1 Beds • 1 Bath

    450–740 Sqft

    Available 7/5

  • The MO Apartments property

    $2,297+

    The MO Apartments

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    519–1407 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Avalon at Foxhall property

    $1,905+

    Avalon at Foxhall

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    550–1340 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
1.1%
10.5%
utilities
5%
11.9%
food
0.8%
0.2%
transportation
0.3%
6%
healthcare
0.6%
9.8%

Northwest Washington Demographics

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Northwest Washington Reviews

people smiling
  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 41 of 45 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 35 of 45 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 35 of 45 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 35 of 45 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 33 of 45 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 31 of 45 renters

Northwest Washington Transportation

walk bike and transit

Walker’s Paradise

91/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

81/100
Bike Score®

Excellent Transit

71/100
4 bus stops, 4 train stops

National Zoo van

Bus Stop

3001 Connecticut Ave NW

Cleveland Park Post Office

Train Stop

3415 Connecticut Ave NW

Cleveland Park Metro Station

Train Stop

3599 Connecticut Ave NW

Source: foursquare.com

Northwest Washington Schools

Neighborhoods Around Northwest Washington

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Dupont CircleNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,271
2%
GeorgetownNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,393
1%
DowntownNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,295
2%
DowntownNeighborhood in Silver-spring, Maryland$1,860
8%
Columbia HeightsNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,895
4%
Northeast WashingtonNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,954
3%
Woodley ParkNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,800
6%
Adams MorganNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,250
4%
DowntownNeighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland$2,138
20%
EdgewoodNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,691
7%
North ArlingtonNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$2,388
1%
Logan Circle - ShawNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,225
9%
Capitol HillNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,862
1%
PetworthNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,580
0%
Glover ParkNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,600
31%
Connecticut Avenue - K StreetNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,354
2%
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West EndNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,438
15%
16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood ParkNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,313--
Park ViewNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,000--
Cathedral HeightsNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,745
5%
U-StreetNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,074
3%
Pleasant PlainsNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,000--
Brightwood ParkNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,313--
Foggy BottomNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,390
22%
BrooklandNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,691
7%
Mount Vernon SquareNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,141
19%
NoMaNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,012
1%
DowntownNeighborhood in Chevy-chase, Maryland$2,040
12%
Stanton ParkNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,850
0%
H Street-NoMaNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,012
1%
Southwest - WaterfrontNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,825
8%
TrinidadNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,513--
EckingtonNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,730--
Ballston - Virginia SquareNeighborhood in Arlington, Virginia$1,600--
Downtown Silver SpringsNeighborhood in Silver-spring, Maryland$1,836
8%
Navy YardNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$2,100
10%
Downtown-Penn Quarter-ChinatownNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia$1,740
12%
Kingman ParkNeighborhood in Washington, District-of-columbia----