With a diverse population of millennials, baby boomers, established families and young married couples, the greater Washington area has become quite the melting pot with each neighborhood offering unique attractions to people of all different walks of life and varying backgrounds and interests. To identify neighborhoods in the metropolitan area that suite your preferences, first you’ll need to determine which lifestyle factors are most important to you.
If your scene is walking out of your doorstep to an array of unique restaurants, vintage boutiques and bars with a bustling young urban professional nightlife, the U Street Corridor is a perfect match. If you are looking for a more subdued city lifestyle with restaurants, movie theaters and shops without the business and traffic found directly in the city, Downtown Silver Spring is perfect for singles, couples and families, offering everything from family summer movie nights to a winter ice skating rink. The Clarendon community is an up-and-coming neighborhood filled with a range of different personalities from young professionals looking for a removed city feel – but close enough to commute to city – experience with bustling bar life, to families who want a safe community and top-tier school district to raise their children.
Check out each neighborhood and learn more about the history of the area, potential for continued growth, and common perception. Gain an insider perspective on the area and choose the best fit for you here.