3 reasons to consider Dupont Circle on your apartment hunt

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3 reasons to consider Dupont Circle on your apartment hunt


Nothing can sour a great apartment like a bad location. While all neighborhoods have their perks and drawbacks, what works for one person might be a total nightmare for the next. Maybe your current neighborhood is too far from your office, or you want to live closer to a park or your city’s nightlife — no matter your reasoning, your next apartment hunt is a great opportunity to find a new home base.

If you’re in Washington D.C, you have no shortage of great neighborhoods to choose from. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Dupont Circle, one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, and sharing how you can make this typically pricey area your home base on a budget.

Location, location, location

Dupont Circle is located in the Northwest Quadrant of DC, bordering Downtown and Logan Circle to the South and East and Georgetown and Kalorama Heights to the West and North. Its position in the heart of the city makes it easy to explore some of the best of DC living by foot, bike, or scooter. In fact, the neighborhood has a walk score of 98, making it the second most walkable neighborhood in all of Washington D.C. If you’re looking to get in your 10,000 steps each day, Dupont Circle might be for you!

Rich history and an evolving culture

Dupont Circle’s history spans centuries: first as a well-to-do residential neighborhood in the 1870s to a haven for the LGBTQ community one hundred years later. Much of the neighborhood’s original architecture is still standing, and includes grand mansions alongside single-family homes, new apartment complexes, and thriving local businesses — all anchored around Dupont Circle. 

Today, Dupont Circle is a sought after neighborhood for a variety of DC residents. During the weekends, you’ll find local bookstores, restaurants, cafes, and galleries packed with people, along with an outdoor farmers market every Sunday morning. 

Plenty to do on a dime

Despite the area’s popularity (and pricey real estate) you can still enjoy yourself in Dupont Circle without breaking the bank. 

The area’s eponymous traffic circle is home to a park where residents can play chess, gather with the community, or find a peaceful moment on one of the many sun-drenched benches. For art lovers, Dupont Circle’s ArtWalk offers free admission to local galleries on the third Thursday of every month — with exhibits ranging from historic houses to public art installations. And of course, there’s always window shopping. Local residents and tourists flock to shops like Kramer Books, home decor boutique Tabletop, and second hand consignment store, Secondi. The neighborhood is also home to fun and community driven annual events, including Capital Pride and the High Heel Race.

Make Dupont Circle your home at Common Parkway

Dupont Circle might be one of the dreamiest neighborhoods in D.C. But with beautiful architecture, a central location, and plenty to do, you’ll be hard pressed to find a deal on rent. The average one bedroom apartment in the area goes for $2,808/month. If that’s not in your budget, don’t worry — our latest home offers comfortable, convenient D.C. living for nearly half the price.

Welcome to Common Parkway, a coliving home in the heart of Dupont Circle. Brand new and thoughtfully designed, Common Parkway offers members fully-furnished shared areas, private bedrooms, household essentials, and beautiful amenity spaces, all for one flat rate. Head to our website to explore the home, and book a tour today! Rent starts at $1,520/month NER.

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