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It has a rich history, stunning architecture, and diverse amenities to keep you entertained.

Welcome to Upper Northwest

DC’s historic home for urban living and diversely designed neighborhoods.
The Upper Northwest area is home to some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods, including American University Park, Tenleytown, and Friendship Heights. These areas offer a high standard of living, with spacious homes, lush landscaping, and tree-lined streets. Accessible to the rest of the city, residents of these neighborhoods live near some of the city's most well-known monuments, parks, and recreational facilities.
Upper Northwest DC has a long history, tracing back to the 19th century. Its elegant architecture reflects its rich past. Find many homes in the Federal and Tudor styles, featuring beautiful stone or brick facades, spacious yards, and lush landscaping. The area is filled with row houses, single-family homes, and high-rise condominiums, giving it a mix of residential options to suit any lifestyle. It is home to American University and George Washington University, two world-renowned universities. Several prestigious private schools, including the National Cathedral School, provide top-notch education to the area's students. 
Upper Northwest DC is a great place to live for those looking for an urban and accessible community. It has a rich history, stunning architecture, and diverse amenities to keep you entertained. Upper Northwest DC has something for everyone, whether you're looking for fine dining, shopping, or cultural attractions.

What to Love

  • Historic Victorian, Federal, Colonial, and Tudor architecture
  • Tree-lined streets and welcoming locals cafes
  • Easy access to all DC has to offer

Local Lifestyle

The Upper Northwest DC lifestyle offers the best of both worlds: a thriving urban center with all the amenities of city living and a peaceful, suburban atmosphere. Residents can enjoy the convenience of a metropolitan lifestyle while still relishing in the quiet and comfort of a beautiful residential neighborhood.
Upper Northwest DC is served by an excellent public transportation system that provides easy access to the rest of the city. Wide and tree-lined streets characterize the neighborhood. It is renowned for its plentiful parks and green spaces, which offer residents a tranquil and picturesque setting for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Locals benefit from being close to everything and far enough away to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. 
With its picturesque streets, plentiful recreational options, and convenient access to a major city's amenities, this neighborhood will surely please even the most discerning residents.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping is one of the many highlights of living in the Upper Northwest region. Residents can access some of the city’s most desirable retail stores and boutiques in neighborhoods such as Friendship Heights, Georgetown, and Chevy Chase. Here, you’ll find everything from luxury designer brands to everyday essentials. Additionally, the area is home to a variety of specialty stores, offering everything from vintage clothing to art and antiques. 
Residents enjoy living close to Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.’s center, for dining out. When you are there, spend one evening at The Admiral, a comfort food hotspot with a vibrant bar and patio. If you want a fine dining experience you’ll not soon forget, be sure to visit Xiquet by Danny Lledó.
Boulangerie Christophe is a favorite Sunday bakery serving quintessentially French baguettes, pastries, and espresso. Wine enthusiasts grab a glass of champagne at Apéro & La Bohème, a charming wine bar in the West End.

Things to Do

A leisurely walk along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath can take you further into the city or away into the area’s natural beauty. Connect with nature in the city's heart as you stroll the grounds of Glover Archbold Park, a wooded parkland offering miles of trails for runners, athletes, and hikers alike.

If you are an academic or just enjoy the fine arts, you will love a visit to the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, famed for its formal gardens and Byzantine and pre-Columbian research center. Of course, it is impossible to discuss the Upper Northwest without mentioning the Washington National Cathedral, a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Admire its stained glass windows and scenic vistas as you meander your way through the grounds.


67,386 people live in UPPER NORTHWEST, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $48,848. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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There's plenty to do around UPPER NORTHWEST, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Oh La La Soufflés, Alexa's Empanadas, and Emma's Torch.

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Dining 4.78 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.84 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.58 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.41 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for UPPER NORTHWEST, DC

UPPER NORTHWEST has 26,989 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in UPPER NORTHWEST do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 67,386 people call UPPER NORTHWEST home. The population density is 12,564.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby UPPER NORTHWEST. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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