Stanton Park Offers Walkability and Easy Access to the Capitol

Photo: Ted Eytan

For walkability and easy access to the Capitol, the Stanton Park neighborhood definitely stands out. This popular community sits close to some of DC’s top museums and attractions but its peaceful enough to entice those in search of a quieter location. 

That doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t find some big names sometimes living in the neighborhood. Afterall, President Obama lived in Stanton Park when he was a senator. It’s said the former president rented out a first-floor apartment in the neighborhood in the mid 2000s when he first joined Congress.

In a twist of fate, the entire townhome he formerly lived in recently hit the market, ready for a new owner. Along with political leaders, the neighborhood has been known as a popular spot for professionals and families, too. 

Residential options in Stanton Park typically include upscale row houses and condos. Newer options in recent years in the neighborhood have included the condos of New Union Garage and Edmonds School, which is a condo conversion project that turned an old public school into reimagined townhomes and condos. 

Another new option for potential residents of the area is Boneval. This mid-rise, boutique condo building now serves as home to dozens of condos, in both one- and two-story layouts.

As for the neighborhood itself, it takes its name from a two-block section of greenspace nearby, which is also called Stanton Park. This is a popular location for dog walking and for some of the neighborhood’s youngest residents and families to congregate, as it includes a playground.

Many people move to Stanton Park, however, for its location. Living here means you can easily use a major roadway like I-395 or walk to the closest Metro stop from your home. It’s also a short distance from Eastern Market, Barracks Row, and, of course, National Mall.   

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