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Logan Circle Neighborhood Guide 1

Welcome to Logan Circle, Washington D.C.

The Logan Circle neighborhood is the spot for you if you’re looking for a hip, bustling atmosphere in D.C. with access to historical sites, restaurants, and plenty of shopping. It is just blocks from the top historical sites of D.C. and near main access roads and public transportation. 

This neighborhood is packed with shopping spots, from hot furniture brands like West Elm to antique stores for optimal browsing. Locals also love the plethora of restaurant and nightlife options in Logan Circle, and it’s all happening inside of breathtaking historical architecture.

If you rent an apartment in Logan Circle, you can enjoy a vibrant pocket of culture and energetic activity.

An Overview of Living in
Logan Circle

Logan Circle is perhaps most well-known for the Logan Circle traffic roundabout in its center, which is one of D.C.’s residential circles. Nearby eateries feature American, Italian, and Asian fare, in addition to quaint cafes and markets. 

There is plenty of history to be found in Logan Circle alongside the modern updates. Many of its mansions and row houses were built over 100 years ago, pushing the area to become the commercial center it is today. Busy 14th Street is where most of the action is happening, with many shops, restaurants, and bars that attract young crowds day and night. It’s also next to plenty of arts and culture offerings, like the Studio Theatre and Black Cat D.C.. 

There is something for everyone in the Logan Circle neighborhood, whether you’re looking for a late-night concert, delicious meal, or weekend shopping spree. The neighborhood is extremely walkable and is one of the most desirable places to live in Washington, D.C.

Sixteen Hundred

The Sixteen Hundred Apartments are located at 1600 16th Street. The building includes beautiful studio and one-bedroom units. The apartments are modern and updated while also keeping the vintage charm Logan Circle is known for. Units have refinished wood flooring and large windows for plenty of natural light. Central air and utilities are included in the rental price.

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The Shelburne

The Shelburne Apartments, at 1631 S Street, are located near both Logan Circle and Dupont Circle. This historic building includes studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units with walk-in closets, hardwood or vinyl plank flooring, and open-concept layouts that modern renters love. Its location keeps you close to anything you need, whether that’s restaurants, shopping, or public transportation.

Rocksboro

The Rocksboro features studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments at 1717 R Street in the heart of D.C. This building is near the Dupont Circle Metro station and tons of shops and restaurants in the area. The Rocksboro is pet-friendly and offers stunning hardwood floors and high ceilings.

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Visit Logan Circle

Take a stroll around the circle and view all the impressive Victorian mansions and beautiful trees, especially in the fall.

Shop at Salt & Sundry

Visit the Logan Circle Salt & Sundry location to browse locally made gifts and goods. The boutique features over 120 independent brands, including more than 80 women-owned companies and over 20 brands native to the region.

Boutique shop sign
Daro's main logo
the front of the Black Cat venue in Washington D.C.

Enjoy Live Music at Black Cat

Black Cat is a two-story concert venue with a downstairs lounge and game room. The venue features contemporary groups and comedy acts and gives residents and visitors alike a fun and unique late-night entertainment experience. 

Daro's main logo
Daro's main logo

Grab a Bite at Le Diplomate

You will want to become a regular at Le Diplomate, a French restaurant in the heart of the Logan Circle neighborhood, once you try it. This gathering place is styled after a Parisian brasserie and features weekend brunch and classic French dinner options.

dinner plate in a French restaurant
a Statue located at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington D.C.

Visit the African American Civil War Museum

North of Logan Circle on Vermont Ave. NW is the African American Civil War Museum that is a must-see near the neighborhood. The museum highlights the contributions of the Colored Troops during the Civil War and includes collections of documents and artifacts.

More Information on the Neighborhood of Logan Circle

Schools Near Logan Circle, D.C.

Logan Circle is near some of the city’s best schools, from elementary to university.

Logan Circle Culture & Community

Logan Circle has lots of art, culture, and community events to offer residents. The neighborhood’s historic architecture provides a pleasant backdrop to the hustle and bustle of the shopping district. The main streets include art galleries, boutiques, and venues that bring in plenty of things to do for all ages.

The Watermelon House is a row house painted like a watermelon that attracts tourists and visitors to the area. Nearby Wardman Row is one of D.C.’s historical blocks with uniquely designed buildings by architect Harry Wardman. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The neighborhood provides plenty of options for gyms, coffee shops, laundromats, taverns, and gathering places, and there are many hotel chains to choose from just south of Logan Circle for visitors.

the famous Watermelon house in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. Metro Bus

Logan Circle Transportation

The Metro Station in Tenleytown services the area, which is about a 25-minute walk from the neighborhood’s center. While not as convenient as some other NW Quadrant neighborhoods, the people this community attracts consider it a worthwhile concession for living in this peaceful refuge from the city.

Various buses routes travel along Wisconsin Ave, making traveling to and from the Metro a bit easier.

The bike-friendly roads also make commuting by bike a breeze for cyclists, reducing a 25-minute walk to an 8-minute ride.

Rent a Logan Circle Apartment with DARO Apartments

Logan Circle is one of the most popular, hip neighborhoods in the heart of Washington, D.C., with easy access to historical sites and plenty of shops, nightlife, and restaurant options of its own. Residents enjoy all the city has to offer in an attractive residential setting.

Learn more about the community by starting your apartment rental search today. Contact DARO Apartments to find out about rentals in the Logan Circle neighborhood. We offer flexible apartment leases in numerous Washington, D.C. neighborhoods so you can find the right fit for your lifestyle.  

living room in The Shelburne apartments

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