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Living in Downtown Washington D.C.

Downtown is the 4th most walkable neighborhood in Washington D.C. with 4,181 residents.

Downtown has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Penn Quarter, Logan Circle, Chinatown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon Square and Shaw.

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Walk Score of Downtown, Washington D.C., DC

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Carnegie Library in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Carnegie Library

Photo of The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. in Downtown, Washington D.C.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Washington D.C..

Downtown is the 4th most walkable neighborhood in Washington D.C. with a Walk Score of 97.

Find apartments in Washington D.C.'s most walkable neighborhoods: Dupont Circle, Chinatown and U Street Corridor.

Downtown Washington D.C. Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 425 Mass in the Downtown area
from $1,820
Studio
Walk Score 96
Rental info for Newseum Residences in the Downtown area
from $1,732
Studio
Walk Score 91
Rental info for 425 Mass in the Downtown area
from $1,815
Studio
Walk Score 96
Rental info for The Apartments at CityCenter in the Downtown area
from $2,214
Studio
Walk Score 93
Rental info for Yale West in the Downtown area
from $1,855
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for The Lexington at Market Square in the Downtown area
from $1,945
Rental info for The Flats at Dupont Circle in the Downtown area
from $1,805
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 1210 Mass in the Downtown area
from $1,680
Studio
Walk Score 96

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Washington D.C. neighborhoods.

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

2 Chinatown 97 100 88 1,032
3 U Street Corridor 97 86 92 3,796
4 Downtown 97 99 86 4,181
5 Penn Quarter 96 100 86 1,561
6 West End 96 89 90 3,204

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 786 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 58 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Jetties in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Jetties

Photo of Café du Parc in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Café du Parc

Restaurant Choices Map

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Transit Score of Downtown, Washington D.C., DC

Downtown is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Downtown Washington D.C. apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has world-class public transportation and about 51 bus and 4 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Downtown on public transit.

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 20 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Hertz On Demand.

Bike Score of Downtown, Washington D.C., DC

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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icon for bike shares in Downtown

Bike sharing is available from Capital Bikeshare.

Crime in Downtown

= Lowest Crime

Downtown has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Washington D.C. average.

Downtown Crime Rate

Compared to all Washington D.C. neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Downtown Washington D.C.?

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Photo of Golden Triangle Art On call in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Golden Triangle Art On call

Photo of McPherson Square in Downtown, Washington D.C.

McPherson Square

Photo of McPherson Square in Downtown, Washington D.C.

McPherson Square

Photo of McPherson Square in Downtown, Washington D.C.

McPherson Square

Photo of General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument in Downtown, Washington D.C.

General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument

Photo of Park in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Park

Photo of Capital Bikeshare: 21st & M St NW in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Capital Bikeshare: 21st & M St NW

Photo of Capital Bikeshare: Metro Center / 12th & G St NW in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Capital Bikeshare: Metro Center / 12th & G St NW

Photo of Capital Bikeshare: Thomas Circle in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Capital Bikeshare: Thomas Circle

Photo of One Lafayette Centre in Downtown, Washington D.C.

One Lafayette Centre

Downtown is Talking About...

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Downtown is all about:

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Photo of National Gallery of Art in Downtown, Washington D.C.

National Gallery of Art

Photo of Enid Anneberg Haupt Fountain in Downtown, Washington D.C.

Enid Anneberg Haupt Fountain

Photo of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Promenade in Downtown, Washington D.C.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Promenade

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