Foggy Bottom

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About Foggy Bottom

Just south of Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom is located between the White House and Georgetown in Northwest Washington, D.C. Noted as one of the oldest neighborhoods in D.C., dating back to the late 18th century, Foggy Bottom is home to George Washington University. Here you can not only find a majority of the GWU campus, but many federal government offices, embassies, and multiple international headquarters. This area is also filled with art galleries and popular museums.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $165,000 to $3,995,000

Closed Prices: $155,000 to $4,000,000

Median Sale Price: $363,000

Average $ per sq ft: $523

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1885 to 2001

Sq. Ft.: 374 to 4720 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Getting Around Foggy Bottom

Around Foggy Bottom

While the GWU student population does make up many the residents living in the area, there are a variety of options for singles and families alike. Foggy Bottom's aesthetic isn't limited to the marble-front government buildings that line Pennsylvania Avenue. Speckled among the Washingtonian stature of the main streets are alley communities and row houses. Tucked between K, I, 24th and 25th streets, you can find the infamous Snows Court, which is made up of 18 two-story brick buildings primarily consisting of single bedroom apartments. Another historic landmark is the Watergate complex, which offers over 650 residences. Considered prime real estate, these two options are among the most desirable living spaces in the city.

With an obvious mix of college dives, sports bars, and upscale lounges, there's a bit of everything in Foggy Bottom. Whether you decide to dine alongside university students and their visiting parents or socialize with the working professionals in the area, the crowds will be diverse. Brunch is a popular D.C. treat and weekend favorites for bottomless food and drink are in an abundance.

Although college students make up a large portion of the Foggy Bottom population, the area is also home to many diplomats and D.C. elite. While pricing falls on the higher end of the spectrum, there are a variety of places to choose. Renting in this area is very popular because this neighborhood is particularly transient. Because many of the world's most venerable institutions are located here, it's no surprise to see young professionals living in this neighborhood for a few years at a time. While Foggy Bottom does have the charming appeal of other historic D.C. neighborhoods, with its row houses and old-timey character, it's also important to note the huge condos, apartment buildings, and international headquarters that make up a large chunk of the residential area.

The proximity to George Washington University means there are always events going on for the student community that are also open to the public. From athletic events to musical theater, living near a university has its perks. The DAR Constitution Hall is also located in Foggy Bottom and is the site for many big-name rock concerts and televised events. Although not as busy as the Dupont or U Street areas, there are plenty of lounges, nightclubs, and dive bars to visit. Prepare to brush arms with 20-year-old students and busy Washingtonians alike.

Foggy Bottom is serviced by the Foggy Bottom Metro and only one stop away from the heart of downtown Washington. It's easy to peek at a new exhibit or visit one of the many art galleries. There are also numerous Metro bus routes throughout the neighborhood and Foggy Bottom is also the point from which many take a shuttle or start their walk into Georgetown. Being so close to The Kennedy Center, it's worthwhile to check out the calendar and see which of the 2,000 events put on every year there tickle your fancy.

Locals Love

  • Lots to do in the area
  • Located in central D.C.
  • Convenient public transportation

Locals Don't Love

  • Proximity to the university
  • Cost of living
  • Busy during the day

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