Most Popular DC Neighborhoods for Singles

Most people think of politics when it comes to DC, but the District is actually a prime area for singles and young professionals. Thanks to abundant nightlife, plentiful jobs and access to public transportation, several DC neighborhoods rank extremely high. 

Foggy Bottom

Younger professionals and singles are sure to find plenty to love about living in Foggy Bottom. Just a quick train ride away from Downtown DC, Foggy Bottom is also a slightly more affordable neighborhood. Because it’s home to George Washington University, it tends to bring in a younger crowd, plus there are several different restaurants and bars to choose from in the area. Another advantage is that Foggy Bottom is a short distance from Rock Creek Park.

Dupont Circle

It’s possible to bike to downtown from Dupont Circle. The neighborhood is home to a popular comedy club, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. You’ll also find several bars, boutiques and bistros for singles in the neighborhood to check out.

Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard

It may have industrial roots, but the Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard is considered one of DC’s coolest and fastest-growing neighborhoods. It’s home to Nationals Park, dozens of restaurants and public parks. You’ll also find coffee shops and planned activities, from trivia nights to yoga. The emerging area is still under development with new apartments and condos.

Adams Morgan

A short bus ride from Downtown DC, Adams Morgan is one of the area’s hippest neighborhoods. With its colorful rowhouses and buildings, lots of young professionals and singles call Adams Morgan Home. The area is especially known for its nightlife along bustling 18th Street, plus its shops, coffee houses and diverse dining options.

Southwest Waterfront

The Southwest Waterfront is developing into one of DC’s newest entertainment and dining spots. You’ll find a number of apartments in the neighborhood, plus a waterfront park, marina, theaters, hotels and restaurants.

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