Dupont Circle Neighborhood Guide

Dupont Circle
The marble Dupont Circle Fountain, formally known as the Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont Memorial Fountain.


If you’re looking for D.C. Apartments in a lively area, offering residents easy access to the city’s best social and cultural locations, then welcome to Dupont Circle.

Located in the thriving multi-cultural Northwest Quadrant of Washington D.C., Dupont Circle is a sought-after hub for its rich culture and community.

Dupont Circle is often called “D.C.’s trendiest neighborhood”.  With the best bars, restaurants, events, and nightlife in the city, neighborhood residents are never left wanting things to see and do.

For those interested in arts and education, Dupont Circle is conveniently located nearby world-famous museums, bookstores, historic homes, and private art galleries.

For outdoorsy residents, the park located in the center of Dupont Circle provides a welcome reprieve from city life.

Those who wish to relax on a park bench with an award-winning novel, play chess, and participate in outdoor events and activities will feel right at home in this natural oasis in the heart of D.C.

Best of all, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association unites the neighborhood to maintain its beauty and cleanliness.

Featured Apartments in Dupont Circle

The Rodney Apartments - Dupont Circle
The Rodney Apartments in Dupont Circle Neigborhood, located at 1911 R Street NW.

 

The Rodney

Located at 1911 R. Street NW in the heart of Dupont Circle, The Rodney offers elegant one-bedroom and studio apartments perfect for young residents moving to DC. The pet-friendly community amenities include a library, parcel pending package storage system, smart laundry, and a controlled access entry with video features.

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In the heart of Dupont Circle, the Sixteen Hundred Apartments located at 1600 16th Street NW.

The Sixteen Hundred

Located at 1600 16th Street NW, Sixteen Hundred gives residents convenient access to Dupont Circle’s many local services and businesses.

An Overview of Living in Dupont Circle

 

 

Is living in Dupont circle the right choice for you? We’ve put together some resources that should help make your decision as easy as possible.

Lifestyle

Apartments in Dupont Circle are among the most desirable in the entire D.C. area. But, what can you expect from life in a Dupont Circle Apartment?

Talk About Convenient Living!

With a near-perfect Walkscore of 98, Dupont Circle living affords locals easy access on foot to the local areas many popular locations. Various bus routes and the red line Metro stop at 1525 20th Street Northwest making commuting and leisure in the city a breeze.

Cyclists will love the plentiful bike trails. Even if you don’t own a bike, the city’s bike share program makes it easy to start and stay active while enjoying convenient local transport. Just about every necessity and luxury of city-living are just footsteps away.

Groceries, pharmacies, health care, laundry services, hardware stores, salons, sports courts, swimming pools, and bike trails, coffee shops, gyms, and more are all conveniently located.

Never a Dull Moment

Walk or bike West to historic Georgetown, Northwest to the international community of Kalorama, Northeast to buzzing nightlife of Adams Morgan and U street, Southeast to downtown and the Whitehouse, and South to GWU.

There’s something to do in every direction when you make Dupont Circle your home.

A Sight to Behold

Dupont Circle is famous for its beautiful historic row houses, clean streets and sidewalks, and carefully preserved park.

Dupont Circle Schools

Dupont Circle is nearby some of the city’s most desirable public and private schools.

Ross Elementary

For residents with young children, Ross Elementary boasts test scores 48% higher than the state average and a 13:1 student to teacher ratio.

Without Walls High School

Located South of Dupont Circle, Schools Without Walls High School has an impressive 286% higher test scores than the state average.

Emerson Preparatory School

Emerson Preparatory School is a private school for grades 9-12 with a strong reputation for its academics and extracurricular programs.

George Washington University

Foggy Bottom, South of Dupont Circle, is home to George Washington University. Dupont Circle is a wonderful neighborhood for GWU students to enjoy an active social life and convenient transit to the campus.

Culture and Community

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Another fun event happening in the Dupont Circle community.

 

Dupont Circle’s active and thriving community is the heart of what makes this such a desirable D.C. neighborhood. Dupont Circle Apartment residents have plenty of opportunities to participate in multicultural events and play an active role in the development and growth of the area.

The neighborhood hosts a series of weekly, monthly, and annual events that will allow you to socialize with other residents and visitors through a wide variety of activities.

Everything from weekend walks and knitting groups to seasonal festivals and live music, there’s plenty of opportunities to get to know the neighbors!

Dupont Circle also proudly hosts the Annual Capital Pride Parade. This 1.5-mile celebration of the LGBTQ community travels through Dupont Circle just blocks away from our two apartment locations.

Transportation

The residents of Dupont Circle are a diverse group of working professionals, university students, and young families. The Neighborhood is well suited to those attending George Washington University or working at the various nearby workplaces.

Those working remotely on their computer have access to multiple coffee shops and café’s with free wifi and even 24-hour spots for those who work and dine late.

The Dupont Circle Metro Station is within walking distance of both our Dupont Apartment locations giving residents convenient commuting to their places of work.

Dupont Circle Resource Guide

Are you moving to Dupont Circle?  Here’s a list of some of the nearby services and amenities:

Groceries

Safeway– Located at 1701 Corcoran Street. Open until midnight.

Glen’s Garden Market– Gourmet Grocery located at 2001 S St NW. Open until 10pm.

Metro Supermarket– Local Supermarket open until 10pm.

Trader Joes– Supermarket located at 1914 14th St NW.

Whole Foods Market– Natural and organic grocery located at 1440 P St NW.

Health and Fitness

Physician Hospitals of America– Hospital located at 2025 M St NW #800.

Washington Medical Group– Medical Center located at 1327 18 St NW

George Washington University Hospital Emergency Room– 24-hour emergency room located at 2041 Georgia Ave NW #1-400.

Dupont Circle Pharmacy– Pharmacy Located at 1506 21st St NW Suite 100.

CVS– 24-hour Pharmacy and drug store located at 6 Dupont Cir NW

Grubbs NW Specialty Pharmacy– Located at 1517 17th street.

Washington Sports Clubs– Health Club/gym located at 1211 Connecticut Ave NW.

Humble Beast CrossFit– CrossFit gym located at 1337 Connecticut Ave NW.

VIDA Fitness– Gym locates at 1517 15th St NW.

GNC– Vitamin and sports nutrition retailer located at 1330 Connecticut Ave NW

Dining

Hank’s Oyster Bar– Casual Seafood located at 1624 Q St NW

Iron Gate Restaurant– Italian and Greek specialty located at 1734 N St NW.

Komi- American-Mediterranean specialty located at 1509 17th Street NW.

Sushi Taro– Japanese cuisine and Sushi located at 1503 17th St NW.
And much more within walking distance.

Nightlife

Public Bar– Sports bar and lounge located at 1214 18 St NW.

Eighteenth Street Lounge– Dance club and bar located at 1212 18 St NW

Café Citron– Latin cuisine, drinks, and dancing.

Kabin– Dance club, lounge, and cocktail bar located at 1337 Connecticut Ave NW.

Cloak & Dagger– Dance club and lounge located at 1359 U St NW.

Buffalo Billiards– Pool hall and sports bar located at 1330 19th St NW.

Retail

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café– An indie bookstore with a built-in café.

EmporiumDNA– Trendy and Contemporary clothing store.

Tabletop– Home furnishing boutique.

Bluemercury– Beauty and cosmetics retailer featuring niche brands.

Gas and Convenience

Shell– 1800 18 St NW.

Sunoco Gas Station– 1442 U St NW.

Exxon– 2150 M St NW.

Sports and Outdoors

Marie H Reed Swimming Pool– Public swimming pool.

Rose Park– Public Park with Tennis Courts, two playgrounds, basketball court, and youth baseball diamond, and running trails. The park also hosts a weekly farmers market. Located at 26th & O, west of Dupont Circle.

Arts & Education

Heurich House Museum– The home of DC’s first brewmaster.

The Phillips Collection– The nation’s first museum of modern art.

President Woodrow Wilson’s House– President Woodrow Wilson’s home, preserved to look exactly as it did in the 1920’s.

Embassy Row– A 2-mile stretch of embassies and monuments.

Studio Gallery– A gallery featuring the works of established and emerging artists. This is just a short list of amenities in the neighborhood. The area is a thriving retail, restaurant, and cultural hub that gives residents much to explore.