This is a contributing article from Trulia
Washington D.C. is a booming city rich in history and cultural diversity, but it’s also considered one of the best places to dine in the U.S.
Ranking fifth in diverse dining hot spots in a recent study by Trulia, D.C. had its best neighborhoods serving for food and drink ranked by Thrillist. Coincidentally, these same neighborhoods are hot spots for housing, too
Logan Circle, the 14th Street corridor to be specific, is home to beer bars, hip bistros and contemporary art galleries. An unassuming, laid-back community in the Northwest quadrant of D.C., Logan Circle is a traffic circle neighborhood and the only traffic circle that has remained primarily residential in downtown D.C. The median rental rate for a studio apartment in Logan Circle is $2,200 per month, while the median home sale price in this popular neighborhood is $640,000.
Bordering Logan Circle, the Shaw neighborhood is as diverse as it gets when it comes to dining and culture. From the local corner pub, to hipster coffee joints, Shaw is the center of all things new and all things cool. Shaw’s residential area is comprised of mostly revamped 19th century Victorian-era row homes, and its urban renewal effort has brought more professionals to the neighborhood. The median rental rate for a studio apartment in the neighborhood of Shaw is $1,850 per month, whereas the median home sale price in this neighborhood is $520,000.
The densely populated neighborhood of Capitol Hill is home to the Capitol building and Library of Congress — and many fine restaurants, bars and the famed Eastern Market. Capitol Hill is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, making it one of the city’s most expensive communities to purchase a home. However, rental rates remain moderately priced, as the median rental rate for a studio apartment in Capitol Hill is $1,600 per month. The median home sale price in this historic neighborhood is $860,000.
Adams Morgan offers a strong nightlife thanks to live jazz music venues, eateries, dance clubs and whiskey bars lining the 18th Street corridor. Adams Morgan is a culturally diverse neighborhood and is home to a rich Hispanic community in D.C. The neighborhood’s housing is comprised of 19th century Victorian-era row homes and apartment buildings. The median rental rate for a studio apartment in Adams Morgan is $1,800 per month, whereas the median home sale price in this rising neighborhood is $460,000.