2016 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Washington, D.C. 

Explore the best Washington, D.C. neighborhoods to live in based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on neighborhood data from the U.S. Census, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Photo Credit: taedc/CC BY-SA

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  1. 1

    Penn Quarter

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  2. 2

    Foggy Bottom

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 12 reviews
  3. 3

    Downtown

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  4. 4

    West End

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  5. 5

    Chinatown

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  6. 6

    Foxhall Village

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  7. 7

    McLean Gardens

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
  8. 8

    Foxhall Crescents

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 4 reviews
  9. 9

    Barnaby Woods

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
  10. 10

    Burleith/Hillandale

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
  11. 11

    Hawthorne

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  12. 12

    Glover Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 2 reviews
  13. 13

    Wesley Heights

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
  14. 14

    Cathedral Heights

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 25 reviews
  15. 15

    Adams Morgan

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 6 reviews
  16. 16

    Dupont Circle

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 21 reviews
  17. 17

    Golden Triangle

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 2 reviews
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    Near Southeast

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 3 reviews
  19. 19

    Downtown East

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 4 reviews
  20. 20

    Mount Vernon Square

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 5 reviews
  21. 21

    Southwest/Waterfront

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 7 reviews
  22. 22

    Howard University

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 10 reviews
  23. 23

    Monumental Core

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 6 reviews
  24. 24

    Van Ness

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Lanier Heights

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 19 reviews