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Living in Adams Morgan, DC

If your ideal locale is filled with unique ethnic restaurants dishing out cuisine ranging from African to Venezuelan, parks, trendy independent boutiques and live music venues featuring artists playing diverse music ranging from jazz to calypso, put the lively community of Adams Morgan, D.C. on your short list. Bordered by Dupont Circle to the south, Mt. Pleasant to the north, and Rock Creek Park to the west, this eclectic, pedestrian-friendly enclave in northwest D.C. is known for its funky, hip vibe and vibrant nightlife. Locals of all ages (and in-the-know tourists) head to Adams Morgan when they're looking for a fun night on the town. Those fortunate enough to call Adams Morgan home can simply step out of their homes and be moments from the action as well as any convenience they may desire.

Street art in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

Things to do in Adams Morgan

The Adams Morgan D.C. community is lined with bars, coffee houses, lounges, shops and even several boutique-style bed and breakfasts. People watching, dog walking, jogging and cycling are all great ways to pass the time and enjoy the fresh air. A popular spot with locals is the city-funded Marie Reed Recreation Center. This community hub features a 25-yard-long solar-heated swimming pool free for D.C. residents, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields, outdoor chess tables, as well as daycare and health services. 

From May to December, locals gather at the renowned Adams Morgan farmer's market to pick up fresh produce and organic goods. The annual Adams Morgan Day held the second Sunday of September is a big draw, thanks to live music, local artists and international food. In October, neighborhood front porches become mini music venues during Adams Morgan PorchFest. Inspired by a national movement of similar events, it's designed to draw neighborhood residents closer through music. 

Madams Organ in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

The Adams Morgan Community

Public transportation is plentiful, with two nearby metro stops and several buses running through the Adams Morgan neighborhood. While most Adams Morgan residents are young professionals, you'll also find plenty of families living in the area. Adams Morgan real estate options range from colorful 19th- and early 20th-century row houses to condos and apartments available for rent.

Diverse, convenient, charming, and always a source for fun and great food, it's no wonder that in 2014, the American Planning Association named Adams Morgan D.C. one of "10 Great Neighborhoods in America." Residents love it and you will too!


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  • The Marie Reed Recreation Center offers Adams Morgan residents a free 25-yard-long solar-heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts and athletic fields, so they can stay active all year long. The aquatic center reopened in September 2017 after major modernization project.
  • Adams Morgan Day takes place every September, and features a variety of live music and international cuisine.
  • Every October, Adams Morgan PorchFest turns neighborhood homes into mini music venues with the goal of bringing the community closer together through music.


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