Thomas Circle Neighborhood Guide

Conveniently located between Logan and Dupont Circles, Thomas Circle is a desirable neighborhood mostly attracting single and married professionals for its trendy feel, access to premium retail and dining, and wealth of entertainment, social and cultural activities.

Thomas Circle apartment residents and homeowners love the proximity to dining, art, and retail as well as the convenient transportation to other Northwest Quadrant neighborhoods and other areas in DC.

Downtown DC, just south of Thomas Circle, is a thriving area for both independent businesses and nationally recognized chains. When it comes to dining, entertainment, art, shopping, or just about any service or amenity you can think of, this neighborhood offers an absolute wealth of options!

Featured Apartments in Thomas Circle

The Phoenix

A newly renovated building offering a variety of studio and one-bedroom units, the Phoenix is a pet-friendly community including a rooftop deck overlooking the Washington Monument, smart laundry, and controlled access features.

Thomas Circle Apartments

An Overview of Living in Thomas Circle

You could say that living in Thomas Circle is all about the lifestyle. Rivaled only by nearby Dupont Circle, the area around this traffic circle offers a lifestyle that the nation’s capital alone can provide.

Getting Around

Logan Circle has a near-perfect Walkscore of 96, meaning you can complete all daily errands without a vehicle. But these day-to-day chores aren’t the only reason you’ll love walking around downtown. As home to many of DC’s most beloved attractions, venues, and storefronts, you’ll never lack a reason to get out and walk the neighborhood.

In addition to walking, Downtown 14th St. is also considered a “biker’s paradise.” Thanks to the incredibly bike-friendly roads and access to the Capital Bikeshare program, many people in the neighborhood love to go for a ride. A significant number even commute to work daily by bike.

The City’s Finest Shopping

This area is home to the most exceptional shopping DC has to offer. Specifically, the 14th St. Corridor provides just about any goods or services you can imagine needing within walking distance. 

Both big-name retailers and independent boutiques thrive in the corridor, giving shoppers a variety of options in everything from kitchen and home decor to hardware and home improvement.

A Socialite’s Paradise

For people who want to get out and experience an eventful social life, Downtown 14th St. and Thomas Circle is the place to be. With a plethora of restaurants, music venues, art galleries, and nightlife, residents are never left with a lack of things to do.

The neighborhood also hosts frequent social events and gatherings giving you a chance to be a part of the active community and get to know your neighbors.

Thomas Circle Schools

Thomas Elementary

Thomas Elementary is a DC Public School District elementary school for grades K-5.

Garrison Elementary

An Elementary school serving Logan Circle and surrounding areas.

Culture and Community

Thomas Circle is an incredibly multicultural and active community. Residents can explore a variety of other cultures and be a part of a thriving and vibrant neighborhood community.

People of all ethnic, national, and religious backgrounds work, dine, and live in the area making it a great community for those wanting to immerse themselves in these cultures and find new and thrilling experiences on every corner.

The bustling city center is so full of events and activities that the neighborhood feels delightfully engaging, warm, and welcoming.


Metro station in Washington DC, United States

One of Thomas Circle’s most appealing features is the flexibility it affords its residents in where they work. The area is made up of professionals in virtually all fields. From government workers, diplomats, lawyers, finance, emerging markets, and more, the variety of professionals who live and work in this area is unmatched, and the area is sure to serve you no matter what your career.

One of the main reasons you can find such professional diversity in Thomas Circle is its convenient centralized location and the seamless metro access. The area is situated between Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and Downtown DC, all hubs of professional offices, retail, and entertainment

The area is served by three nearby metro stations, making getting to and from any place in DC a breeze.  McPherson Square Station, Mt Vernon Square Station, and Farragut North Station are all within blocks of the circle.


Thomas Circle Resource Guide

Are you moving to the Thomas Circle neighborhood?  Here’s a list of many of the nearby stores, services and amenities:


Streets Market – Grocery store located on Massachusetts Ave.

Whole Foods Market – Supermarket specializing in natural and organic foods.

Metro Supermarket – Supermarket on the west side of Dupont Circle.


Health and Fitness

Georgetown University Hospital – Hospital with a 24-hour emergency room.

Washington Hospital Center – Nearby gynecologic and oncology center.

George Washington University Hospital – Hospital and 24-hour emergency room.

Gold’s Gym – Gym and fitness center on 14th St.

Equinox Sports Club – Luxury fitness center with indoor pool, sports courts, and boxing.

Foer’s Pharmacy – Pharmacy and drug store on 18th St.

Tschiffely Pharmacy – K Street pharmacy and drug store.

GNC – Vitamin and nutritional supplements retailer with several locations downtown.



The Bombay Club – Luxurious dining with an Indian food specialty.

Brasserie Beck – Belgian beer and dining on K St.

Old Ebbitt Grill – Fine dining with a rich history in DC.

Rasika West End – Cosmopolitan spot specializing in Indian cuisine.

The Pig – A rustic-themed restaurant specializing in “creative pork cooking.”

Acadiana – Upscale dining with a specialty in Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Zentan – Japanese cuisine featuring sushi, small plates, and specialty cocktails.

Morton’s The Steakhouse – Elegant steakhouse and seafood chain.



Off the Record – Discreet cocktail bar located in the Hay-Adams Hotel on 16th St.

DNV Rooftop – Rooftop lounge serving poolside cocktails.

Eden Lounge DC – Four-floor lounge and nightclub.

The Park at 14th – Nightclub and restaurant.

Eighteenth St. Cocktails – A townhouse converted into a cocktail bar.

The Bottom Line – Basement bar and late-night American & Mexican pub food.

Public Bar – Four-floor sports bar and dance club with rooftop deck.



Nordstrom Rack Downtown DC – Nationally recognized clothing retailer.

CityCenterDC – One of the nation’s most prestigious shopping malls.

Ann Taylor – Women’s clothing, accessory, and shoe retailer.

Carpe Librum – Bookstore offering used, vintage and consignment goods.

Potomac River Running – Sportswear and shoe store.

Fia’s Fabulous Finds – Locally owned consignment and thrift shop specializing in women’s wear.


Gas and Convenience

BP – Gas and convenience on 13th St NW & 9th St. NW.

Exxon – Gas and Convenience on M St. NW


Sports and Outdoors

McPherson Square – Urban Park with seating near the metro station.

Franklin Square –  A shady urban park.

Farragut Square – Compact park with seating areas.

Shaw Skate Park – Outdoor concrete skateboard park and basketball courts.

Monroe Basketball Court – A 24-hour public basketball court.


Arts and Education

National Museum of Women in the Arts – A museum displaying over 3,000 works by female artists across nations and cultures.

National Geographic Museum – Museum with rotating travel-related exhibits.

Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art – Art gallery located just south of Logan Circle.

When you live in Thomas Circle, there are so many things to see and do that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. Feel free to visit the neighborhood and experience this thriving and welcoming community yourself!