Downtown Washington, DC Condos

Some condominium shoppers may not be as familiar with the Central Washington, DC area as they are with specific neighborhoods that lie within Central, DC. If this sounds like a riddle, the answer is deceptively simple. Central DC is a large residential and commercial area that is also often referred to as Downtown Washington. Communities inside Central/Downtown include Chinatown, Penn Quarter, Judiciary Square, Mount Vernon Square and Triangle, and a sliver of the West End.

Defined in its strictest sense, Central is made up of about 50 acres of urban space. But many Washingtonians think of the downtown area in a more expansive way, including neighborhoods on the perimeter such as Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Foggy Bottom, and Capitol Hill. One thing is certain. This densely populated area which also includes commercial and government buildings is home to a large number of luxury condominiums, both old and new.

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There are areas within Central DC that have been designated as historic districts, and other others labeled business districts. This can result in unusual clusters of condominium development throughout the area, with certain city blocks partial to antique buildings, while other parts of the downtown district have been remade with glittering new high-rises.

Offering luxurious modernity combined with shopping and dining at your doorstep, the massive City Center outdoor mall and mixed-use community spans five city blocks in Mount Vernon Triangle, with 216 condos between two towers. The Residences at Market Square in Penn Quarter is another large development with 210 posh units. The Ventana in Penn Quarter presents a fascinating juxtaposition with a 12-story glass and steel tower seemingly perched on top of two antique rowhouses. Mathers Studios in Chinatown was a century-old gothic office building before being converted by developer PN Hoffman into a combination of residences and artists’ studios. There is no shortage of unique condo conversions on Capitol Hill, just a sampling of which includes Bryan School Lofts, Lenox School, Carbery School, and Car Barn. Continuing the adaptive reuse trend is Yale Steam Laundry in Mount Vernon Triangle, an industrial building that once laundered linens for the White House but is now home to hipster lofts. And if you include the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, you’ll get the iconic Watergate complex with its six mid-century modern buildings, three of which are residential cooperatives.

The above-mentioned buildings barely scratch the surface in the Central/Downtown area. This vibrant mecca is stuffed with things to do and see, from NBA games and concerts at Capital One Arena to an incredible collection of bars, restaurants, theaters, art galleries, and several Smithsonian museums. You’ll be strolling distance from the National Mall, the Washington Monument, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, President’s Park, and of course, the White House itself. You can also toss in multiple Metro stations, grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, and more coffee shops and bakeries than can be easily counted.

To learn more about condos for sale in the Central/Downtown Washington area, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040


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Downtown Washington Condos, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: What Metro stations are in the Central Washington area?

A: McPherson Square, Metro Center, Farragut North, Farragut West, Gallery Place-Chinatown, Mount Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center, Smithsonian Station, and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter are all in the immediate area.

Q: Are there parks or other greenspaces in the Central/Downtown neighborhood?

A: Yes, there are numerous parks and public spaces, including Lafayette Square, The President’s Park, Farragut Park, Franklin Park, and the National Mall.

Q: How far is Georgetown Waterfront Park from the Central Washington area?

A: The distance is approximately a mile if traveling along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Q: Is Central DC known by any other name?

A: Central DC is also often referred to as Downtown Washington, DC. This urban area includes other neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Penn Quarter, and Mount Vernon Triangle.

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