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Living in DuPont Circle, DC

DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., combines an urban, hip feel with turn-of-the-century real estate. This neighborhood is home to a number of embassies and sits less than two miles from the White House. Partly due to that proximity, the DuPont Circle neighborhood is famous for its high concentration of political figures, with senators and ambassadors sitting down to lunch at the local cafes.

Metro station in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

Things to Do

Although there are plenty of homes for sale in DuPont Circle, it is mainly a shopping district and transportation hub. Connecticut Avenue runs right through the center, and comes alive at night, with nightclubs drawing crowds ready to hit the dance floor.

During the day, spend time at the Mansion on O Streeta tactile museum that offers excitement and intrigue for adults and kids alike. Be sure to make a reservation before heading to the museum since they do not allow walk-ins. After exploring the eclectic museum collection, grab a quick lunch or brunch at DuPont Circle restaurants like Zorba's Cafe, Pizzeria Paradisio or the Tabard Inn. Between them, they've been serving up casual fare for almost 150 years. Art lovers will enjoy exploring The Phillips Collection, which is home to works by some of the most famous names in art, hosts numerous special exhibitions, and acts as a concert venue on Sundays from October through May.

Bikes parked in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

Housing in DuPont Circle DC

The central location is a big draw for many residents. The constant flow of pedestrian traffic helps keep DuPont Circle one of the safest neighborhoods in the city.

DuPont Circle homes for sale are typically century-old row homes. Many of the townhomes have been converted into two, three, or four units, each with unique layouts—though you may have to utilize on-street parking, as attached garages are uncommon. This makes it easier to find more affordable housing options since subdivisions don't carry the seven-figure price tag of many of the restored historical buildings.

People sitting in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

Transportation and Travel in DuPont Circle

Buying DuPont Circle real estate puts you right in the center of downtown Washington, D.C., with the White House to the south, Rock Creek Park to the west, the Smithsonian to the north and Logan Circle to the east. Political staff members have quick access to Capitol Hill, which is only 5.4 miles away. A local Red Line Metro stop makes living in the Circle a short ride to almost anywhere in D.C. You can live in DuPont Circle and work in the surrounding city without hopping into the car or fighting traffic.


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  • Located in the center of a busy city boulevard, there’s plenty of things to do and places to go around DuPont Circle including restaurants, bars, shops, independent bookstores and cafés.
  • For a quirky family trip that’s sure to not disappoint, families head over to the Mansion on O Street where you can find an eclectic collection that’s dedicated to the creative process. Explore art, music and manuscripts. The venue also offers kid friendly programs.


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