Foggy Bottom: DC’s Close To Everything Neighborhood
A legacy of charms, Foggy Bottom is a quaint urban neighborhood and a high-rent luxury apartment district considered one of the best downtown residential neighborhoods in DC. The upscale and lively neighborhoods bordering Foggy Bottom are the West End, Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Penn Quarter/Downtown. The convenient centrally located neighborhood is made up of federal offices like the U.S. State Department and George Washington University’s campus. Its own Metro Station, Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station, serves Foggy Bottom.
West of downtown DC, Foggy Bottom is close to the Potomac River (hence its name) as it sits low near the Potomac River and may be a little foggy in the mornings. Foggy Bottom is bounded by 17th Street, NW, to the east, Rock Creek Parkway to the west, Constitution Avenue to the south, and Pennsylvania Avenue to the north. Foggy Bottom is home to George Washington University, headquarters of the US State Department, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Watergate complex.
Foggy Bottom has many single-family homes that date to the 1800s, in addition to luxury apartments and condominiums. The historic neighborhood is preserved and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are several dining establishments in the area, cafes and some bars. More entertainment in the area comes a few minutes away in Georgetown and the National Mall, since Foggy Bottom is within easy walking distance.