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Your Guide To DC Neighborhoods

 

This DC Neighborhood Guide was designed to help you start the process of deciding where to live in DC. There are over 131 neighborhoods in DC and they each have a unique character. If any neighborhood here catches your eye, you can click through to find a more in-depth guide to living in that DC neighborhood.

After you have decided on a few of your favorites, visit our guide, “How to find an apartment in DC” to continue your search for the perfect apartment home. In the meantime, we hope this guide helps you find the best neighborhood in DC to call home.

NorthWest DC   •   Nightlife   •   Variety of Dining   •   Convenient

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1552 1 BR: $2150 2 BR: $2850

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 98
Transit Score: 83
Metro: None

SouthEast DC   •   Historic   •   Affordable

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $849
1 BR: $962
2 BR: $1147

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 66
Transit Score: 77
Metro: Green Line

Northeast DC   •   Catholic University   •   Affordable   •   Arts Walk At Monroe Street

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1595
1 BR: $1763
2 BR: $2590

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 84
Transit Score: 71
Metro: Red Line

SouthEast & NorthEast DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Convenient   •   National Mall

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1857
1 BR: $2313
2 BR: $3237

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 95
Transit Score: 83
Metro: Blue, Orange, Silver Lines

SouthEast DC   •   Waterfront   •   Great Parks   •   Nationals Ballpark

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1857
1 BR: $2313
2 BR: $3237

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 91
Transit Score: 77
Metro: Green Line

NorthWest DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Convenient   •   Established Neighborhood   •   Great Bus Options

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1573
1 BR: $1939
2 BR: $2707

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 87
Transit Score: 64
Metro: None

NorthWest DC   •   Shopping   •   American University   •   Great Bus Options

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $2180
1 BR: $2462
2 BR: $2598

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 94
Transit Score: 72
Metro: Red Line

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Convenient   •   Established Neighborhood   •   Walkable

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1573
1 BR: $1939
2 BR: $2707

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 82
Transit Score: 67
Metro: Red Line

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Convenient   •   Residential

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1616
1 BR: $2336
2 BR: $3350

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 93
Transit Score: 82
Metro: Green & Yellow Lines

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Verizon Center   •   Shopping

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1863
1 BR: $2120
2 BR: $3058

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 97
Transit Score: 100
Metro: All Lines

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Farmer’s Market   •   Entertainment

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1799
1 BR: $2450
2 BR: $3920

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 98
Transit Score: 90
Metro: Red Line

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Shopping   •   Waterfront   •   Georgetown University

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1627
1 BR: $2270
2 BR: $2960

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 99
Transit Score: 75
Metro: No Metro

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Established Neighborhood   •   Great Parks   •   Whole Foods

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1400 1 BR: $1683 2 BR: $2400

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 86
Transit Score: 59
Metro: No Metro

NorthEast Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Night Life   •   Street Car

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1857
1 BR: $2313
2 BR: $3237

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 93
Transit Score: 82
Metro: No Metro

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Established Neighborhood   •   Great Parks   •   Embassy Row

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1900
1 BR: $1975
2 BR: $2830

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 97
Transit Score: 83
Metro: No Metro

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Great Shopping   •   Night Life

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1750
1 BR: $2554
2 BR: $3587

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 96
Transit Score: 100
Metro: All Lines Nearby 

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Small Businesses   •   Street Art   •   Great Bus Options

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1340
1 BR: $1699
2 BR: $1999

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 97
Transit Score: 85
Metro: Green & Yellow Lines  

NorthEast Washington, DC   •   Great Bike Trails   •   Street Art   •   Neighborhood Activities

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1857
1 BR: $2313
2 BR: $3237

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 92
Transit Score: 88
Metro: Red Line

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Residential   •   Community Feel

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1999
1 BR: $2661
2 BR: $3870

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 95
Transit Score: 77
Metro: Green & Yellow Lines  

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Rapid Development   •   Variety of Restaurants   •   Live Music

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $2115
1 BR: $2856
2 BR: $4065

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 98
Transit Score: 80
Metro: Green & Yellow Line  

SouthEast Washington, DC   •   New Development   •   Established Neighborhood

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $849
1 BR: $962
2 BR: $1147

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 92
Transit Score: 88
Metro: None 

SouthWest Washington, DC   •   Rapid Development   •   Convenient To Highway

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1805
1 BR: $2140
2 BR: $3009

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 78
Transit Score: 80
Metro: Green Line  

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Variety of Dining   •   Nightlife   •   Trader Joe’s

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $2073
1 BR: $2685
2 BR: $3830

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 97
Transit Score: 91
Metro: Green & Yellow Line  

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   Bike-Friendly   •   Neighborhood Feel   •   Residential

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1500
1 BR: $1735
2 BR: $2224

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 81
Transit Score: 66
Metro: Red Line  

NorthWest Washington, DC   •   National Zoo   •   Rock Creek Park   •   Residential

AVERAGE RENT

Studio: $1600
1 BR: $1915
2 BR: $3015

GETTING AROUND

Walkscore: 71
Transit Score: 73
Metro: Red Line  

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