Atlas District Neighborhood Guide | Living in Washington, DC | Long & Foster

Living in Atlas District, D.C.

Atlas District, D.C. offers residents a hip, urban atmosphere with its collection of entertainment venues and location along the bustling H Street Corridor. Also known as the H Street neighborhood, this slice of town is just 1.8 miles to the northeast of the National Mall, making it a great base for exploring all the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C. For these reasons, the Atlas District in Northeast D.C. is a popular spot to call home.

Atlas in Atlas District, Washington, D.C.

Things to Do

There are certainly many homes for sale in the Atlas District at any given time, but the area is largely known for its social activities. The most historic landmark is the Atlas Performing Arts Centera gorgeous art deco theater that dates back to 1938 and regularly hosts live performances. Shopping is also a popular activity in the Atlas District, as stores along H Street sell everything from shoes and cell phones to bicycles and ice cream. Additionally, restaurants serving up Ethiopian fare, Asian fusion, and American cuisine line H Street and other sections, as do whiskey bars, cocktail lounges, and English pubs.

The Atlas D.C. neighborhood is buzzing with activity, especially at night. You can sip on a cup of coffee at the Starburst Plaza, work out at the Sherwood Recreation Center,and read a book at the Northeast Branch Library. The rest of D.C. is also at your fingertips when living in the Atlas District.

Bright row houses in Atlas District, Washington, D.C.

Housing in the Atlas District

A solid location and happening environment make the Atlas District, a choice place to unpack your bags. You'll find century-old row homes and many older, single-family houses have been converted into multiple units. The area is becoming known for its collection of modern apartment complexes and condominiums, too. This variety of housing styles and prices ensures you can find something suitable.

Colorful row houses in Atlas District, Washington, D.C.

Transportation in the Atlas District

Buying real estate in the Atlas District places you just east of the center of the city. For instance, the White House is just 2.7 miles away, and the United States Capitol is only 1.6 miles from the neighborhood. Riding a bike or walking to get to many points of interest, and even work, is possible. Also, a local X2 Metrobus and nearby Metro stops equate to a short ride nearly anywhere in the nation's capital, without the need to take your own set of wheels.


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  • History and architecture lovers converge at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, an art deco theater that plays host to live theatrical performances.
  • Shoppers and foodies know that the best restaurants and shops can be found along H Street, all within reach of the neighborhood.
  • Fitness enthusiasts can work on their fitness at the Sherwood Recreation Center, a facility that features both indoor and outdoor amenities to meet your work out needs.


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