Young professionals are a growing part of the Washington DC population with a number of neighborhoods that cater specifically to this market. These neighborhoods tend to offer closer accessibility to restaurants, nightlife, and transportation, as well as buildings with great amenities. Read on to discover some of the top Washington DC neighborhoods for Millennials.
Foggy Bottom and Georgetown
These adjoining neighborhoods have one thing in common: they are home to a large body of young professionals, due in part to the two universities that also call these neighborhoods home. Georgetown University and George Washington University campuses are located in Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, respectively. The number of restaurants, bars, and area hangouts help position these two neighborhoods as the perfect haunts for young professionals.
Adams Morgan caters to the young professional who wants to “hit the town” after a long day at work. Residents of Adams Morgan have easy access to some of the city’s hottest night spots, including clubs and bars that are sure to keep the music playing until the wee hours of the morning. Adams Morgan is easily accessible via car, bike, or public transportation and also known as an eminently "walkable" neighborhood. Since Adams Morgan is still considered an “up and coming” neighborhood, rental prices tend to be a bit lower in this part of the District.
U Street and H Street
Similar to Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, U Street and H Street both cater to a strong young professional population. Less expensive rental prices, newly renovated apartment buildings, and ease of access to the surrounding Washington DC areas are just a few of the perks that come with living on U Street or H Street. From dive bars to clubs, the nightlife in both of these neighborhoods continues to resonate with the Millennial market.