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Living in NoMa, DC

Short for North of Massachusetts Avenue, NoMa, is one of the District's fastest growing and increasingly popular neighborhoods. Adjacent to bustling downtown offices and exciting nightlife, D.C.'s NoMa neighborhood is all about modern convenience and connection. Just two miles east of the White House, it's close to the city's most famous attractions. Some of its well-known landmarks include Gallaudet University, the Government Printing Office and Union Stationan iconic transportation hub that connects NoMa to anywhere in the city via the Red Line Metro, as well as major cities along the eastern seaboard via buses and trains.

NoMa, DC CNN Building

Things to Do in NoMa

Exploring the NoMa community will lead you through multiple smaller neighborhoods, such as Truxton Circle, Eckington, Sursum Corda, and Near Northeast. It's bordered by historic Union Station, the Capitol building, and the famous H Street, ensuring that NoMa is a lively blend of politics, nightlife and some of D.C.'s most iconic sights. NoMa is also home to Union Market, a large open-air marketplace that dates back 200 years and recently revamped itself to become a hub for over 40 food vendors and creative types.

Athletically-inclined NoMa residents often use the Metropolitan Branch Trail to run, bike or walk along. The trail begins in NoMa and ends 8 miles later in Silver Spring, Maryland. Here in NoMa, residents and visitors alike can enjoy free summer film screenings at sunset and the iconic D.C. food trucks that come along with them. In fact, NoMa's Summer Screen has received national recognition by Travelpulse and Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the best of its kind in the country. Restaurants in NoMa are diverse and are receiving increasing attention from some of the most well-respected food publications.

NoMa, DC Apartment Complex

Housing and Transportation in NoMa

Locals love the NoMa community because it's always changing, and this can be seen through the NoMa Business Improvement District. With high-rise apartments and offices dominating the landscape, NoMa has a crisp, clean, and ever-evolving vibe that is the essence of modern D.C. It attracts the crowds of downtown, but never feels crowded. At the edge of the heart of downtown D.C., it's easy for residents to get to work anywhere within the capital, and Capitol Hill is just blocks from the neighborhood's boundaries.

Homes for sale in NoMa are typically apartments, with many recently constructed. However, the neighborhood also offers classic, single-family row houses in its eastern boundaries. Residents are drawn to NoMa for its unparalleled amenities, including two Red Line Metro stations, eight Capital Bikeshare stations and 13 bus lines. True to its brand, NoMa really is the most connected neighborhood in the capital.


Getting There & Around


What Locals Love

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  • Check out the artisans and enjoy the tasty food options at Union Market.
  • Explore the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which begins in NoMa, by bike or on foot.
  • Enjoy free film screenings that take place during the warm summer months.


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