Exciting cultural hub within an incredibly elegant historic district.
WELCOME TO DUPONT CIRCLE
Centered around one of D.C.’s most iconic landmarks, the historic district of Dupont Circle offers an incredible mix of historic architecture and cultural attractions along with ultra-stylish modern entertainment and nightlife options.
One of the liveliest areas in the capital, Dupont Circle is steeped in history, culture, and political intrigue. The iconic Dupont Circle Fountain lies in the park at the center of the traffic circle from the which the district takes its name. Along with the sedate surroundings of the Spanish Steps, Dupont Circle has superb spots to relax and enjoy a calm picnic. History is embedded within every street surrounding Dupont Circle, with grand homes dating back to the 19th Century, including the museum at the former residence of President Woodrow Wilson. A section of Embassy Row runs through the neighborhood, placing the neighborhood firmly within D.C.’s modern international political scene.
DUPONT CIRCLE REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Dupont Circle is full of some of the most striking historic buildings in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, with an abundance of Victorian and Queen Anne row houses and numerous properties built in Richardsonian Romanesque and Beaux Arts style. Dupont Circle’s grandest properties are freestanding historic mansions situated on tree-lined streets which diagonally intersect the central traffic circle. These historic properties have housed some of D.C.’s wealthiest residents for more than a century. One such property, the Italianate Patterson Mansion, was the temporary residence of President Calvin Coolidge when the White House underwent renovation in 1927, as well as later being the home from which former Washington Times-Herald owner Cissy Patterson launched a notorious press campaign against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The median sales price of homes in Dupont Circle is $415,000 over the past year, with an average price per square foot of $665. Dupont Circle is a trending area where prices are rising rapidly, with the price per square foot rising by 6% over the past 12 months.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Dupont Circle’s unique blend of historic architecture and modern cultural vibrancy, as well as its prime location within the political capital of Washington, attracts a well-educated chic mix of young professional residents. An overwhelming majority of Dupont Circle’s residents are college educated (90%), while 81% are single, with the median age being just 33 years-old. Dupont Circle’s centrality and ease of commute is reflected in the fact that more than a third of residents travel to work by walking.
Among the gorgeous historic homes of Dupont Circle are numerous cultural and historic attractions, including America’s oldest modern art gallery, the Phillips Gallery, which includes work by modern masters such as Renoir and Rothko. Woodrow Wilson’s former Georgian Revival-style residence and the Revolutionary-era Anderson House both allow visitors to step back in time with immaculately maintained historic interiors, while the Mansion on O Street is a fascinating museum overflowing with curiosities, ranging from guitars owned by John Lennon to a 20,000-strong book collection, all connected via a dizzying network of hidden passages. One of the best things about living in Dupont Circle are the many opportunities to experience the constant events held at these cultural hubs, from Sunday afternoon concerts at the Woodrow Wilson residence to surprise performances by R&B legends at the Mansion.
Along with numerous other museums, grand historic buildings, and fantastic shopping options, Dupont Circle has some of D.C.’s hippest restaurants and nightlife. The Tabard Inn is a particularly popular spot, serving great food in a beautiful historic setting that features regular live jazz performances.
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