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Living in Friendship Heights, DC

Finding a suburban-esque neighborhood inside the city limits is practically unheard of unless prospective homeowners look in Friendship Heights, D.C. This unique neighborhood is full of retail shopping, restaurants and public transportation, making it an ideal neighborhood for both fun and convenience.

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Real Estate in Friendship Heights

Residents can find nearly every type of housing in Friendship Heights, from apartments in high-rise buildings to traditional, single-family homes. Apartments range from sprawling four-bedroom affairs to smaller, compact studio apartments. Like the rest of D.C., Friendship Heights real estate also includes block after block of row houses. Subdivisions are common, so Friendship Heights townhomes may retain all of their original square footage or have separate entrances to accommodate multiple tenants. A quick walk through the neighborhood presents many housing options.

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Shop Through Lunch

With all of the housing available, it's no surprise that one of the big draws for the Friendship Heights neighborhood is the food and shopping. Friendship Heights restaurants range from quick and casual to elevated fare.  Clyde's is a neighborhood favorite, with train decor that's unique to the Friendship Heights location. For shopping, residents can head to Wisconsin Avenue. Locals have an abundance of retail therapy to choose from including Chevy Chase Pavilion. Shopping ranges from big box retail to high-end designer, with a little bit of everything in between.

Friendship Heights, DC Shopping Center

Getting In and Out of Friendship Heights

Apartments in Friendship Heights go quickly, as does real estate in general, due in large part to the neighborhood's charm. The peace and quiet and incredible shopping make it a fun place to live, with easy access to everything the rest of D.C. has to offer. While traffic along Wisconsin Avenue can back up during rush hour, the Red Line makes city commutes less harrowing.

Friendship Heights, DC Clydes

Where Is Friendship Heights?

Located right on the Virginia/Maryland border, this small neighborhood is only about six miles from the White House and other major tourist attractions. Residents can enjoy daily life tourist-free, but when family and friends come to town, there is plenty to show them at the Smithsonian museums, National Zoo and numerous D.C. historic landmarks.


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What Locals Love

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  • Plentiful shopping can be found in Friendship Heights with the Mazza Gallerie, The Shops at Wisconsin Place and Chevy Chase Pavilion.
  • Experience European culture close to home by visiting the annual European Union Embassies’ Open House where visitors can try food and drinks from other nations, as well as receive information about traveling to those countries.
  • Visit the breathtaking Washington National Cathedral to admire the architecture and stained glass. Don’t forget to look for the stone carving of Darth Vader’s head on the church’s exterior.


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