Living in Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is one of the many historic neighborhoods in Washington, DC and certainly one of the most beautiful and vibrant. According to the National Park Service, the area was developed during the late 19th to early 20th century and much of the original architecture still stands today.

Located at the heart of the city, the neighborhood mostly consists of residential, brick rowhouses and and three- and four-story townhomes. Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Washington, DC who can appreciate exquisite architectural design will enjoy Dupont Circle as many houses are reminiscent of Romanesque Revival, Parisian, Victorian and Mid-Century Modern style. Some of the homes are even featured as part of the Annual Dupont Circle House Tour and Tea where people are able to see the palatial four-story townhomes, according to the source. Many of the neighborhood's most charming residences can be found along P and Q streets.

Today Dupont Circle has something for everyone, as it is great for families who enjoy the serenity of living on tree-lined streets, but also popular for young singles because there are a variety of lively bars and restaurants that create an eclectic nightlife scene. The Washington Post reports the median resident age in 2010 was 33 and 67 percent of residents were single.

Walking along the center circle for which the neighborhood was named for, an onlooker might find tourists snapping pictures, musicians and artists boasting their talents, locals walking their dogs and residents simply people watching while enjoying the peaceful sounds of the Dupont Circle Fountain. The hot spots for dining out and grabbing drinks in the neighborhood can be found along 17th Street as well as in the area called South of Dupont, around the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and M Street.

Transportation to and from Dupont Circle is simple, as the Dupont Circle Red line on the Metro serves the neighborhood and Northwest Washington. Residents and visitors can also take the No. 42 bus toward Adams-Morgan.

According to the Washington Post, the average home sold price in 2010 in Dupont Circle was $617,876 and homes were on average 53 years old. Dupont Circle could be the perfect neighborhood for anyone with a love of older houses, a short commute and nearby dining and shopping options.