Culturally diverse and freshly artistic, Adams Morgan is a vivid and vibrant neighborhood that sports some of the flashiest storefronts, laid-back cafes and coffee shops in D.C. It’s a place where young graduates come to have a feel of the enigmatic urban lifestyle, while at the same time the charm and self-shaped unique character of Adams Morgan convinces many to stay for the rest of their lives.
Wine and Dine Supreme
The neighborhood really comes to life after work hours, when people from all over the city flock in to have the time of their lives in one of the many entertainment venues Adams Morgan has to offer. The ever-growing restaurant scene offers cuisines from all parts of the world, providing a fresh and exotic dining experience in the middle of the capital. Same goes for cafes and live venues, ith regular concerts drawing in young professionals and elderly urban eccentrics alike.
But for the residents of Adams Morgan, nightlife is just a part of the reason to stay. During the day, Columbia Road an 18th Street are lined with charming bookstores and small independent shops selling clothing, records, furniture and contemporary art you won’t find anywhere else in the world. All this gives the main streets of Adams Morgan a market character, serving as grounds for irreplaceable social interaction and community shaping.
Settling Down in Adams Morgan
While the commercial strips in Adams Morgan certainly seem like a place where peace and quiet are a myth, the residential streets are more family-friendly than you’d expect. The western section of Adams Morgan is comprised of narrow and quiet streets which boast beautiful row houses and small apartment buildings. At the same time, upcoming condo projects, and the already finished Adamo on 1827 Adams Mill Road and Ontario 17 on 1700 Columbia Road NW, promise to bring more diversity to the real estate market, offering ultra-modern condos for carefree low-maintenance living to young professionals.
While Adams Morgan may not be the only place for nightly entertainment, like it was in the 1980s and 1990s, it has still remained one of the top bar, restaurant and caf� destinations in D.C. The bustling social scene, coupled with high class housing options and a unique small shop scene gives Adams Morgan a unique appeal, perfect for those looking to experience the truly urban way of living.
Average household income - $115k
SF of new retail space to start construction in 2014 - $17,550
Population within a 10-minute walk - 24,000
New hotel rooms to start construction in 2014 - 220
Source : Neighborhood Profiles: 2014 Edition. (2014, February 17). Washington, DC Economic Partnership, Retrieved from http://www.wdcep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/np14_final_lowres.pdf