2017 Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Metro

Explore the most diverse neighborhoods in the U.S. based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics from the U.S. Census.

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    Columbia Heights

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 52 reviews
    Current Resident:Over the years Columbia Heights has changed, it has become more modern, there is more public transportation, however, the living cost hs skyrocketed. Unfortunately, I have seen a lot of gentrification in this neighborhood. Yet it pretty safe compared to many neighborhoods, there are many stored and the public education can be a bit better. In general, I think Columbia heights is an ideal and on of the best places to live in DC.
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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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    16th Street Heights

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:The general atmosphere of this neighborhood is pretty quiet but has lots of convenient please to go such as Downtown Silver Spring, Columbia Heights, and Friendship Heights. My favorite thing about this neighborhood has to be its close proximity to Carter Barron Park. They have a great field, playground, and lots of tennis courts. They also hold the annual Citi Open!
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    Logan Circle/Shaw

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 11 reviews
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    Pleasant Plains

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 23 reviews
    Niche User:The area I live in is very cultured and has a long history after all it is in the capital of the United states. I believe it is a great part to live if you are a college student because there are many around here or if you are a young entrepenuer.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    University Heights

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Park View

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 2 reviews
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 8 reviews
    Current Resident:I've been living in the Petworth area with my family for six years. The schools are pretty decent in this area, and the traveling times vary based on traffic conditions. I love the variety of eateries my part of town boasts. You can have almost any type of cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 1 review
    Current Resident:Takoma park is very peaceful and secure. Free from noise and other destruction especially if u are going to school.
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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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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 7 reviews
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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.
    • 4 reviews
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    Downtown East

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 4 reviews
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    Pleasant Hill

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 3 reviews
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    North Capitol Street

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:When I come back to Washington DC in 2018 I would most definitely move back to the Northwest quadrant, I would just make sure I can afford the things I can't afford now. I see a lot in the future for this area. I am not racist so I don't mind living in a predominately white community, in fact I think this area would change tremendously with them here. Some changes would be exercising frequently, walking around w/o being harmed, etc.
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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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    Hill East

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 20 reviews
    Niche User:I have never had any issues with going outside late. The area is well lit at night. You rarely see unkept yards of abandoned buildings that are not being taken care of. Most of the streets are in good condition with the exception of a few pot holes here and there. I feel safe in my neighborhood.
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    Brightwood Park

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 17 reviews
    Niche User:I've been living in DC my whole life so there is a lot of changes going on. The DC area is always great because we have different things to offer everyday. First off we have tourist through out the year that come to visit, we have our amazing President Obama and his family, our museums and buildings, different taste of cultures and all around DC is growing as a population. As I get older I do want to move outside of the metropolitan area because I am so familiar with everything around me. DC is a great place to be especially if you love an urban setting, arts, and just being a fast paced life. I will always come back to DC because this is where my family is and if my career takes me back there, but I am going to move as soon as I graduate and figure things out. I am DC and DC will always be me.
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    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
    • 7 reviews
    Current Resident:The area is very quite. The transportation is great. I live in the main business route and near a metro station. So my commute time is very short.
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    Foxhall Village

    • Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
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    Fort Totten

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