Penn Quarter

A popular neighborhood, Penn Quarter has become an ideal place for art and entertainment lovers with its National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, Gallery Place or its Shakespeare and Warner Theatres. Luckily these spots are located amidst the buzzing streets of DC making every fine restaurant, hotel and shopping centers just a walk away.
What Penn Quarter Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.8
amenities
7.9
social
7.1
management
7.6
safety
7.2
Median rents in Penn Quarter
Studio
$
1955
1 Bedroom
$
2300
2 Bedroom
$
3200

Living in
Penn Quarter

Central location
Walkable
Variety of restaurants and bars
All amenities nearby
Safe
Little expensive
Happening neighborhood
Grocery store nearby
Easy accessible
Great hang out spots
Penn Quarter — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 7 neighborhood reviews)
Penn Quarter is a great neighborhood because you are really at the center of the city. It is walking distance to the Capitol, White House, and monuments. You are in the heart of the museum district with access to several of DC's famous museums. The restaurants and bars are great and have a ton of variety.
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Neighborhood Rating
The Apartments at City Center
Great neighbourhood if you like city life. Busy, loud, fairly safe area. Extremely accessible to the metro. Fairly central area. Near the Verizon center. Lots of restaurants and bars. Near the national mall. Can walk to work if I wanted to. Grocery stores close. No complaints for living in Chinatown!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Gallery Place
The area is safe and easily accessible by bus and metro. You can access the Red, Blue/Orange and Yellow/Green within a few blocks of walking. The area is close to Chinatown but far enough away if you want a break from all the people and. There are great restaurants and bars that are great for both residents and those new to DC.
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10
/10
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The Apartments at CityCenter
Very safe and lots of restaurants and bars. It is great for dinner and happy hour. Very close to the mall and all the monuments. Great for running and outdoor activities. Life night and day.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Clara Barton
Penn quarter is close to most places. Out of three roommates, two of us work in NoMa and one works near Farragut. All three of us walk when it is nice weather. The area doesn't have a lot of really cool, cultural bars but for every day places they are totally fine. There are lots of nearby groceries - safeway and walmart are walking distance from me. Its a safe area that can be a little pricey for rent.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Gallery Place
Chinatown is great because there is always something to do and lots of good bars and food nearby (and it's just a short walk to the Safeway). The area feels safe because there are always people around. That said, all the excitement means it can be loud and Verizon Center events can clog up public transportation. Biggest downside is the distance from campus.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon at Gallery Place
The neighborhood is great. I am close to work; close to the law school I attended; close to Safeway (and I would highlight close to Walmart, but they have been dropping off lately, i.e. not selling extension cords and other common things you would expect and continually shrinking their product selection); and you are also close to several different metro lines and all sorts of entertainment in the area. This neighborhood is an outstanding one to live in.
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Getting to Know
Penn Quarter

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: 10th St NW to 1st St NW
North to South Boundary: Massachusetts Ave NW to C St NW
entertainment
Better Off Bowling
Flight Wine Bar
minibar by Jose Andres
VelocityDC
gyms / rec
Krav Maga DC
Sculpt DC
The Bar Method
VIDA Fitness
shopping
Bed Bath & Beyond
Department of Skate
Downtown Holiday Market
Urban Outfitters
transit
79 (bus)
Red (metro)
Red (metro)
X9 (bus)
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Safeway
Walgreens
dining
Chinatown Coffee
Graffiato
Matchbox Chinatown
Shake Shack
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Penn Quarter contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Penn Quarter _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Penn Quarter is $_______. ____% of Penn Quarter residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Penn Quarter residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Penn Quarter is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Penn Quarter


1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,640

Studio $2,354
1 Bed $2,986
2 Beds $4,059

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Studio $1,957
1 Bed $3,408
2 Beds $4,881

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Studio $1,965
1 Bed $2,298

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1 Bed $2,350
2 Beds $3,200

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1 Bed $2,400
2 Beds $3,500

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