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Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is home to all three branches of government, as well as The White House. But it’s more than just a place for politicians and tourists. It’s also a great place to live – people of diverse backgrounds have set down roots in this city.

With numerous shops, restaurants, green spaces, and sports and entertainment venues, Washington D.C. offers its residents an unparalleled quality of life. Each neighborhood has a distinct flavor and personality, from the hip and low-key vibe of Logan Circle to the colorful and upbeat atmosphere of Adams Morgan.

Situated along the magnificent Potomac River, the city sits squarely on the East Coast’s Mid-Atlantic region, roughly 40 miles from Baltimore and about 30 miles away from the Chesapeake Bay.

With a population of nearly 700,000, the city encompasses 68 square miles. The Washington Metropolitan area has more than six million residents and covers about 4,000 square miles across 10 counties.

Washington D.C. was declared the permanent capital of the United States in 1790. French engineer Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, who was commissioned to design the city, was responsible for the capital’s wide boulevards and open spaces. His careful planning also allowed people who stand on the steps of the US Capitol Building to see across the National Mall to the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial beyond it – a total distance of 2.32 miles.

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Real estate options and property types in Washington

Washington D.C. has a diverse housing market that consists of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Buyers have an excellent mix of older homes and new construction homes to choose from.

Most homes have 3 bedrooms, making them ideal for small families. Hardwood floors, quartz countertops, porcelain tile flooring, and stainless steel appliances are common features.

Luxury homes can have as many as 8 bedrooms, offering more than enough space for a growing family. Homes in the high end of the market often come with wine cellars, gourmet kitchens, sunrooms, and plush master suites.

Some of the most coveted neighborhoods in the city include:

  • Friendship Heights
  • Logan Circle
  • U Street
  • Adams Morgan
  • Georgetown
  • National Cathedral
  • Woodley Park
  • Downtown
  • Capitol Hill

Get the latest information on homes for sale in Washington D.C. The Gibbons Group would be happy to help you. Call 301.219.6517 or send an email to Larry(at)GibbonsGP(dotted)com to explore your options.

Living in Washington

  • Shop your favorite brands at Downtown D.C., which features national retailers, international designer labels, and luxury brands. The restaurant scene is second to none – your dining options are as diverse as the city itself, with offerings like modern Indian cuisine, specialty dim sum, and Mexican street food served the traditional and chef-driven way.
  • Watch a play at the National Theatre, which stages world-class productions throughout the year. “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Stomp” are just some of the shows on the theater’s line-up.
  • The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts offers classes on playwriting, acting, voiceovers, and performance styles. Follow your passion and meet others who share your love of theatre.
  • A national landmark, Carnegie Library features nine sumptuously decorated rooms, the best known of which is the L’Enfant Map Room, featuring an ornate map of Washington D.C.
  • Drop by the White House Visitor Center, where you can go on an interactive tour of the White House. Don’t miss the White House Collection, which houses over 90 artifacts.
  • The Lincoln Memorial stands over the scenic Reflecting Pool and features magnificent marble columns and lush greenery. Here you’ll find a 19-foot statue of the former president, which was designed by Daniel Chester French.
  • The National Mall is the most-visited park in the United States, offering views of the Washington Monument, the US Capitol Building, and Lincoln Memorial.