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.
- Sidwell Friends Upper School, 9-12, an elite private academy
- St. Albans School, 4-12, prestigious preparatory and boarding school for boys
- National Cathedral School, 4-12, private day school for girls
- The Lab School, 1-12, top alternative school
- The Field School, 6-12, illustrious private school
- Georgetown Day School, PreK-12, nationally recognized private academy
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