Dupont Circle

A central, bustling city in a desirable location.

Welcome to Dupont Circle

A central, bustling city in a desirable location
Washington, D.C. is one of the greatest cities in the United States, and Dupont Circle is one of the many distinctive neighborhoods in this fantastic city. Home to approximately 22,000 residents, Dupont Circle is just two miles from the White House. Several areas in Dupont Circle are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the traffic circle at the center of the neighborhood takes its name from Samuel Francis Du Pont, a 19th-century Navy admiral.
Row houses line many streets in Dupont Circle, and the area is home to the Patterson Mansion. The traffic circle is in the center of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Embassies and think tanks, such as the Institute for Policy Studies, the Brookings Institution, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, are located in Dupont Circle. The area's shopping district and transportation centers make it less residential than other primarily residential areas of Greater Washington, D.C. Congressional leaders, lobbyists, and ambassadors frequent the city’s cafes, bars, and restaurants.
You can find art galleries, museums, and historic homes throughout Dupont Circle. Its central location is an advantage that attracts many people. Row houses and townhomes have been converted into single-family homes, offices, modern condominiums, and apartments. Those who live in Dupont Circle can quickly get to other areas of the city using the Red Line Metro. Bookstores, farmers markets, and boutiques are located throughout Dupont Circle, lending it a close-knit community atmosphere.

What to Love

Local Lifestyle

Dupont Circle is an eclectic neighborhood featuring bars, cafes, historic homes, and tourist attractions. Its buildings comprise a mix of residential and commercial property; some of the former are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents of Dupont Circle enjoy walking through the neighborhood and taking in the sights and sounds of this unique community. Dupont Circle is popular among professionals, and many offices and firms are located there.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kramers is an independent bookstore and coffee shop that serves American food and hosts many events such as trivia nights and jazz nights. Hank’s Oyster Bar is a seafood restaurant specializing in clams, oysters, and lobster.
Bistrot Du Coin is a lovely restaurant serving French cuisine. The lively dining room is festive, casual, and pleasant. It features large lights hanging from the ceiling, making everything in the restaurant bright and clear. Annie’s Paramount Steak House is a great American restaurant with a dining room and a bar where weekend brunch is a popular tradition.

Things to Do

Dupont Festival provides cultural events throughout the year. Popular events include musical performances, food festivals, and movie screenings. The Dupont Circle Farmers Market contains many merchants and vendors selling fresh produce and handmade crafts.
The Capital Pride Parade is an annual event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in Washington, D.C. Dupont Underground is a space for artists to use as a workshop, theater, and a place for alternative media productions.


District of Columbia Public Schools operates the public schools in Dupont Circle. The following are some of the most notable schools in the area:

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