The U.S. Capital is a city with limited space, but it is packed full of history, cultural value and entertainment. Choosing the Washington, D.C., neighborhood that’s right for you can be difficult, but there’s a slew of areas where you can rub elbows with the rich and famous.

In The District, you might just see a celebrity or politician walking from boutique to boutique with her entourage following close by. Here are some newsworthy neighborhoods to check out:

North Lincoln Park, Stanton Park, Kingman Park and Near Northeast, D.C.

This group of neighborhoods is a pleasant place to live, with row houses, co-ops and apartments available to residents. Students, single professionals and young families flock to this region of the city to explore and enjoy its many attractions.

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If you decide to move to the Near Northeast part of D.C., you can visit a farmers market every weekend or pick out a new outfit at one of the many clothing boutiques. Getting a little bit of culture over the weekend shouldn’t be too difficult if you live here; there is always something new to see at one of the many art galleries, movie theaters and nightclubs in the neighborhood.

Capitol Hill

Residents of this beautiful area can enjoy both historical architecture as well as modern fashion boutiques and dining opportunities. One of the oldest public grounds in the city, The Easter Market, is located in Capitol Hill. It offers fare ranging from freshly caught seafood to handmade arts and crafts. Bistro Bis is a great place for visitors who prefer a relaxed atmosphere and a modern bistro menu.

Dupont Circle

Endless opportunities of shopping and culture await residents of Dupont Circle. South of the neighborhood is the Golden Triangle, a 38-block district of the finest dining, retail and commercial space in the city.

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Nora is a cozy restaurant that advocates organic food and quality dining. The ambiance and top-notch service have attracted big names like President Obama and the First Lady, Michelle. Offering some of the best American fare in the city, The Palm is vouched for by former President Bush and was named 2010’s “Best Power Lunch” by Washington Magazine


Georgetown boasts beautiful residencies, friendly shops and restaurants and an excellent school system that is perfect for single professionals and new families. At the 1789 Restaurant, patrons enjoy a trip back through time, along with an excellent menu and extensive wine list. Cafe Milano has been known to attract Washington, D.C.’s fashionable elite. Stand by the bar and you might catch a glimpse of an NBA player or a congresswoman in a private room.


In the heart of the city is the Downtown district, where the Department of State, Federal Reserve Board and dozens of other government offices are located. This region of D.C. offers residents a unique, multicultural experience that is hard to find anywhere else in the U.S.

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Enjoy five or six course meals served in a classic chef’s tasting format at Equinox, or visit one of the premiere restaurants in The District, Capital Grille, which serves award winning American fare to the Washington, D.C. elite.