Discovering the Best of the West End

A true blend of the old and the new, there’s plenty to see, do, and explore in the West End. This DC neighborhood is home to high-end condo buildings and historic structures, plus living here also means living in close proximity to foreign embassies and cultural venues.

First designated in L’Enfant’s original plan for the city, the West End is generally thought to be bordered by K Street, Rock Creek Park, 21st Street and New Hampshire Avenue. Several neighborhood conveniences sit nearby, as does the famed Watergate.

Living in the neighborhood means living close to The Kennedy Center, a landmark cinema showing indie films, top restaurants, and fitness venues. As well, you’ll find nearby grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods Market, plus also The World Bank and the campus of George Washington University. 

There are several upscale condo buildings in the neighborhood, including a century-old hospital turned condo property called The Columbia. The West End is also home to the boutique condo property of 2501 Pennsylvania, the legendary Ritz-Carlton West End, and 22 West, with its luxury residences and bi-level penthouses.

The Westlight condo building in the neighborhood provides large floorplans with its own roof deck, plus it’s also home to the new West End Neighborhood Library on its ground floor. At the same time, the neighborhood serves as home to the historic St Mary’s Episcopal Church, which traces its history all the way back to the late 1800s.

Easily accessible to nearby Dupont Circle and Georgetown, living in the West End means living close to some of the area’s best restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, and nightlife. This high-demand area is also home to hotels and office space. Commuters additionally have the advantage of a nearby Metro station or the option to hop on the Key Bridge and take it across the river to Arlington.

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