Whether you’re relocating from out of town or simply looking to stay up to date on the latest market trends, DC has no shortage of neighborhoods worth your time. However, since we know your time is precious, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some of the hottest neighborhoods of where to live in and around DC to browse at your leisure as the market heats up this season.
#1 Glover Park:
An upscale enclave tucked away just west of Observatory Circle near the Cathedral, Glover Park is where urban and residential conveniences converge. The neighborhood is also home to several foreign embassies, including the Russian Embassy and its infamous underground tunnels. For non-diplomatic residents, the neighborhood is filled with row homes and apartment buildings, lined by Glover-Archibald and Whitehaven Parks, with a commercial corridor along Wisconsin Avenue offering casual eateries, seamless shopping, and service-driven retail.
#2 Logan Circle:
Just northeast of downtown and the Mall, Logan Circle is perfectly positioned at the very center of DC’s most notable destinations. Walkable to downtown and just a 5-minute bus ride to other mainstream neighborhoods, Logan features a variety of boutiques, restaurants, galleries, clubs, bars, and theaters along with one of Whole Foods’ highest-grossing locations.
#3 Bethesda, MD:
This Montgomery County suburb along the northwest DC border is centered around a bustling, highly walkable downtown area near the Metro station where there’s an eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques, condos, and apartment buildings. From there, Bethesda fans out into suburbs with stately homes and plenty of green space, in addition to Congressional Country Club, which has hosted four major PGA golf championships.
While plenty of Bethesda residents commute into DC, many work in one of the many leading healthcare facilities located here. Not only is Bethesda the center of healthcare in the DC area, it may be considered the nation’s capital of medicine. It’s home to the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, National Library of Medicine, and the large medical contractors and facilities that sprung up around them.
#4 Annapolis, MD:
Maryland’s capital, a colonially-inspired town with maritime roots, is just a short 45 minute drive away from the sights and sounds of DC. Known by many as a ‘museum without walls’, Annapolis is a lively, upbeat, contemporary city where four centuries of architecture converge with 21st-century living. Here, all roads lead to the water while a community-driven atmosphere enchants visitors and locals alike.