2017 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Washington, D.C. Metro

Explore the best neighborhoods for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources.

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    Adams Morgan

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 7 reviews
    Visitor:I loved he atmosphere. The way the people walking around were laughing and visibly having a great time reminded me of the French Quarter. You can hear music everywhere. It is a fun place.
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    Stanton Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 15 reviews
    Niche User:This is a safe area compared to most in DC, but mainly because if its proximity to the Capital building and major train station. I see guards or city/metro/Capital police in most areas either standing watch or cruising around. When I do see crime, I hear a response to it within about 5-10 minutes.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Forest Hills

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 5 reviews
    Niche User:My neighborhood is very safe, but some other neighborhoods about 10 minutes away can be somewhat unsafe at night.
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    Lincoln Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 5 reviews
    Niche User:This area used to be fairly unsafe because the Marine Barracks were close by and drunken soldiers would cause problems on the weekends at bars and in the neighborhood. It also used to be in a rather low-income area which is generally (though not always) associated with higher crime levels. Our car and house was broken into a couple times. But the area has improved a lot and it isn't like that anymore.
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    Capitol Hill

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 11 reviews
    Current Resident:I love this community! The streets and the buildings are beautiful. There is a number of different fast casual restaurants that are delicious and relatively cheap (perfect for a student on a budget who does not know how to cook). As I pass through Eastern market, on my way to work, I am enticed by the glorious fragrance of the different produce and flower stands. I am fortunate enough to live a couple blocks away from the church that I regularly attend as well, which is the main reason I live in Capitol Hill. This community does have some prominent faults though. The crime rate in this area is pretty high, theft is very common. The public schooling system is lackluster in my neighborhood, which has a very deleterious effect on the children attending these schools. I would love to see schools (with lower budgets specifically) get better teachers to inspire and educate students in this area better.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Penn Quarter

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Near Southeast

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 3 reviews
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    Woodley Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
    Current Resident:Woodley Park is a lovely neighborhood during all times of the year with the small exception of one or two spring weeks when it is flooded with out of town tourists on their spring breaks flocking to the National Zoo. All other times of year Woodley Park is a lovely district north west residential neighborhood, with some very good restaurants such as Open City and Bar Cevita on busy Connecticut Avenue which breaks up the pretty, sleepy townhouse streets with traffic and restaurants. Woodley Park has its own metro station which is also very nice, and lots of trees. The neighborhood public schools are all very good; Oyster-Adams Bilingual is and exceptional elementary and middle school, and Woodrow Wilson High School is very good as well.
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    Glover Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 2 reviews
    Current Resident:Glover Park is not very diverse and the the cost of living in one of the houses in the neighborhood is very high. However, the schools here are pretty good in getting the students the knowledge they need and the neighborhood is full of families. The neighborhood is very safe.
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    Dupont Circle

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:DC is a politically charged city to live in where people care about what happens. Also, public spaces and museums like the Smithsonian are very important to have and enjoy.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Downtown East

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 4 reviews
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    Golden Triangle

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 2 reviews
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    McLean Gardens

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
    Niche User:I love this neighborhood. I feel it's the perfect suburban safehaven.
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    Cleveland Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
    Current Resident:Safe neighborhood close to many restaurants, and Admo if you want to have a fun night out. Rent is pricey but hey, it's DC. Love living in this neighborhood because it's more lowkey but still super central and close to downtown and other more lively neighborhoods of DC.
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    West End

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 11 reviews
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    Truxton Circle

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 7 reviews
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    Logan Circle/Shaw

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 11 reviews
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    Near Northeast

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 9 reviews
    Niche User:Living in a city such as DC people have a lot of help from the government
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    Mount Vernon Square

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 5 reviews
    Current Resident:Mt. Vernon Square is located in the downtown region of Washington near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This neighborhood is currently undergoing multiple changes that include residential, corporate, and retail. What was already a good neighborhood is becoming even more great. Been living in this area going on a decade. It's a prime location because of its convenience to the interstate (I-395, I-695, and I-295), subways stations, and central downtown district.
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    Mount Pleasant

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 8 reviews
    Former Resident:There is always something new to discover in Mount Pleasant in terms of people and the food. Restaurants of all cultures are lined up next to each other, so you'll have new food to try out literally everyday.
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