Penn Quarter Condominiums

One of Downtown Washington’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Penn Quarter combines a rich history with a sustained trend of revitalization that has resulted in some of the District’s most notable luxury condominiums. Located between the White House to the west and the United States Capitol Building to the southeast, this exciting community is packed with top restaurants, national landmarks, shops, and entertainment.

Although it’s a very old neighborhood, the name “Penn Quarter” is actually relatively new, assigned in 1972 as part of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation’s ambitious plan to turn the area into an appealing destination place at a time when Washington, DC was experiencing urban stagnation. The plan paid off and the neighborhood once known as Old Downtown is now thriving with a mixture of shiny new office towers, historic condominium conversions, and of course, the longstanding corridors of political power. Notable condo buildings in Penn Quarter include Terrell Place, Residences at Market Square, Clara Barton, Ventana, and The Lafayette.

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The name Penn Quarter comes from its location, bordered by Pennsylvania Avenue along the southern side, 3rd Street to the east, 11th Street to the west, and H Street to the north. There are those in the neighborhood who will debate those arbitrary perimeters, and it’s all part of what is variously described as Central Washington or Downtown Washington. Stepping outside of a chic luxury condominium building like Clara Barton with its hotel-style amenities, you’ll be surrounded by other tall structures, with lots of street level restaurants at every turn. There’s a bit of a New York City feel with brownstone buildings and a palpable energy. The Penn Quarter is a quintessential urban community, and it’s particularly suited to those who like a busy city vibe and a close proximity to DC’s inner workings.

Bars, coffee shops and restaurants abound in Penn Quarter, including Penn Social, Dirty Habit, Jaleo by Jose Andres, Central Michel Richard, Five Iron Golf, Café Riggs, The Smith, Tom’s Watch Bar, Capital One Café, La Columbe Coffee Roasters, and so many more. It’s hard to overstate just how much of a food and drink mecca this neighborhood really is. But that’s just the starting point, with other points of interest such as the historic Ford Theatre, Capital One Arena, and tons of national museums. Commuter convenience is also a thing, with nearby major roadways like the 395, as well as public transit with the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro Station.

To learn more about luxury condos for sale in the Penn Quarter community, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040.

Penn Quarter Condominiums, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: Is Penn Quarter a historic neighborhood?

A: Yes, it is a revitalized historic neighborhood that has long been referred to as Old Downtown.

Q: How close is Penn Quarter to the White House?

A: The eastern border of Penn Quarter is about four blocks from the grounds of the White House.

Q: Is Penn Quarter a walkable neighborhood?

A: Yes, it extremely walkable. Those living in Penn Quarter often walk to work, or to dine.

Q: Do the Washington Wizards still play their home games at Capital One Arena?

A: The NBA’s Washington Wizards are planning to move across the river to a new location in Alexandria’s Potomac Yard, sometime around 2028.

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