NW DC

International culture and urban style in this hip DC enclave.

Homes for Sale NW DC

International culture and urban style in this hip DC enclave
 
 
Nestled between the iconic National Mall and the pretty suburban neighborhoods of Bethesda and Somerset, Northwest DC is one of the nation’s most dynamic areas. Home to significant historic landmarks, not to mention the nation’s capital, Northwest offers everything you’d expect of a sophisticated metropolis. From the cobblestone streets and elegant brownstones of upscale Georgetown to the buzzy nightlife in eclectic Adams Morgan, Northwest reflects a storied past, as well as endless possibilities for the future.   
 
Influenced by the soaring, neo-Gothic brilliance of the Washington National Cathedral and the wild beauty of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Northwest boasts stately brick colonials set on lush grounds just steps from downtown, palatial Georgian Revivals with innovative architectural details, and Federal mansions that exemplify the area’s style and sophistication. The namesake of first president George Washington, Northwest is a bastion of arts, culture, politics, and pristine parks. With exquisite dining and entertainment ranging from exuberant dive bars and indie music venues to world-renowned orchestras at the Kennedy Center and lavish French cuisine at Le Diplomate, Northwest is an elegant and eclectic playground.
 

What to Love

  • Dynamic nightlife
  • The renowned Smithsonian
  • Global cuisine and world-class dining
  • Prestigious schools
  • World-class culture and arts
 

People & Lifestyle

Residents of DC’s Northwest neighborhood are as dynamic and diverse as the city itself. Highly educated and well-traveled, this sophisticated community basks in Northwest’s thriving arts and culture scene. Prestigious universities draw the brightest minds, while politics kick up rousing discussions and a surprising sense of politesse. The world’s best chefs keep this busy town well-fed, while the leafy, verdant setting offers plenty of moments for scenic strolls and fresh air. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Do the energetic eateries and vibrant dance clubs of Dupont Circle call to your sense of playfulness? Or would you rather spend some quiet time with the moody Dutch masters at the National Gallery of Art? Whatever your fancy, Northwest has something to satisfy. Pick up the latest bestseller at the legendary Politics and Prose bookshop, or explore the magnificent National Cathedral. Wander the halls of mansion-turned-museum Hillwood Estate, or take the kids and drop in at the Smithsonian's National Zoo to say hello to Northwest’s most beloved residents, the giant pandas. 
 
Dinner in this town calls for exquisite cuisine and a little culinary drama. Imbued with the artful spirit of a Parisian bistro, Le Diplomate is one of DC’s most coveted restaurants. Featuring French classics, like escargots, bouillabaisse, and cassoulet, as well as a thoughtfully curated wine list,  this elegant spot highlights Northwest’s elegance. Sfoglina dazzles with a whimsical setting and housemade pasta, making this eatery the perfect choice for a romantic dinner before heading out for an evening performance at The Kennedy Center.
 

Things to Do

Embassies across DC open their doors for the vibrant Around the World Embassy Tour, which celebrates the cultures and customs of the many countries represented. Indulge in nature’s beauty at the stunning Flower Mart, benefiting the gardens and grounds of the National Cathedral. Enjoy a morning latte at the Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market, or treat yourself to a fresh-baked croissant before stocking your kitchen with the freshest organic produce. 
 
Film buffs, Northwest has you covered, as well. The center of the city’s cultural offerings, Northwest is home to a multitude of film festivals, from the inspirational vibe at the DC Independent Film Fest to the epic storytelling at the Environmental Film Festival. Held on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual exposition of living cultural heritage, while the National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of DC’s most beloved events. Commemorating the anniversary of the gift of these lovely trees from the Mayor of Tokyo to DC, over a century ago, this famed DC festival bathes the city in pink. And whether you’re a seasoned equestrian, or just want to look like one, Rock Creek Park Horse Center provides an equine paradise in the center of the city.
 

Schools

Northwest DC students have access to the District of Columbia Public Schools system, as well as several prestigious private schools, including:
 
 
 

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Overview for NW DC, DC

69,686 people live in NW DC, where the median age is 37.8 and the average individual income is $44,859. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

69,686

Total Population

37.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,859

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for NW DC, DC

NW DC has 24,221 households, with an average household size of 2.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NW DC do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 69,686 people call NW DC home. The population density is 14,183.81 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

69,686

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.8

Median Age

48.53 / 51.47%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
24,221

Total Households

2.86

Average Household Size

$44,859

Average individual Income

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Schools in NW DC, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby NW DC. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Kingsbury Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Friendship PCS - Online
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Whittier Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Paul PCS - Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Hope Community PCS - Lamond
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Center City PCS - Brightwood
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Washington Latin PCS - Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
Washington Latin PCS - Upper School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Truesdell Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Capital City PCS - Lower School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Capital City PCS - Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Rocketship PCS - Infinity Community Prep
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Jewish Primary Day School/Nations Capital
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Friendship PCS - Ideal Middle
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
No rating available
Friendship PCS - Ideal Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
LaSalle-Backus Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Brightwood Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Paul PCS - International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Capital City PCS - High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
E.L. Haynes PCS - Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
West Education Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Barnard Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Powell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Roosevelt STAY High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
E.L. Haynes PCS - High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Breakthrough Montessori PCS
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
MacFarland Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Center City PCS - Petworth
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
The Preparatory School Of D.C.
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Christian Family Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available

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