From the historic cobblestone streets of Georgetown to the shimmering sidewalks of City Center, it’s no wonder why Washington, D.C. is the highest ranked city to live  in the Northeast by U.S. News and World Report. 2017 continues the renaissance of DC’s historic neighborhoods and emerging cultural and economic centers. Local residents and national news can’t stop talking about these five parts of our nation’s capital.

Shaw/ Eckington


These two adjacent areas of DC are being recognized for their comfortable proximity to the downtown bustle while offering residents a quiet neighborhood charm. The architecture paints a beautifully diverse scene from Victorian style row homes to sparkling new condo developments. Residents fall in love with the neighborhood’s eclectic character, elm-shaded streets, local restaurants and hip hangouts. While Shaw’s Convivial and The Dabney have been getting much deserved attention from residents and passersby alike, Eckington residents cozy up at Big Bear Cafe — one of DC’s most unique coffee shops.



Nestled near Adams Morgan, Kalorama is a historic time capsule located in upper Northwest Washington, DC. Boasting some of the city’s most complex architectural influences, the residents of this neighborhood are equally distinguished by their politics, philanthropy, and culture. With the Obamas soon taking up residency in Kalorama the attention of the nation will certainly turn towards this landmark real estate market drawing clientele across the globe to consider these turn-of-of the century mansions located in the heart of the city.

Eastern Market


Eastern Market is home to it’s namesake destination for local farm-fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, and community events. One of DC’s most vibrant communities, Eastern Market is a must see destination for visitors, a weekly stop for residents city-wide, and home to an ever increasing number of young families.

Takoma Park


Takoma Park offers the perfect balance of city living with a residential community feeling. . Located in the northeast corner of the city this neighborhood is adjacent to one of DC’s little known treasures — Rock Creek Park. Spanning miles, the park is home to running trails, roundabouts, and natural vistas. Characterized by stunning Victorian homes with big grassy yards, folk festivals, and co-op grocery stores, it’s one of DC’s most family-friendly locales.

Navy Yard


The metro’s green line has certainly been holding true to its name as communities along its tracks have been flourishing into stunning neighborhoods all the way down to the Navy Yard Waterfront. Hugged by the Anacostia River, South Capitol street, and the 695 interstate, the former home of the Chief of Naval Operations is accessible by boat, train, or car. Although it’s unlikely you will find anyone looking for properties to which they can commute by sea vehicle, the brand new, industrial style condominiums overlooking the river are a perfect fit for the water-loving city dwellers. Since receiving such a stunning residential and commercial face lift, Navy Yard keeps its residents and tourists satisfied with its many amenities and attractions like the National Ballpark, Vida Fitness, and Harris Teeter scattered across its breezy and open layout.