Penn Quarter

Amazing Arts, Entertainment, Food, and Shopping Options
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.

Residents claim that the neighborhood is very safe and easily walkable. If you want to check out other areas in DC, you're conveniently located near multiple metro lines. Reviewers can't say enough good things about Penn Quarter.
What Penn Quarter Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.8
amenities
7.7
social
7.8
management
7.4
safety
7.8
Median rents in Penn Quarter
Studio
$
2,000
1 Bedroom
$
2,400
2 Bedroom
$
3,450

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 — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 11 neighborhood reviews)
There are always places to eat and things to do. Also the apartment is only about 1 mi from the Mall so it's great if you are a runner. In terms of getting to work it typically takes me 50min-1 hour on the metro one way and the metro stop is a couple of blocks from the building. I typically drive to work which (by commuting slightly before peak morning traffic and slightly after peak evening traffic) is around 35-40 min one way. The building is right off of 395, which means you don't have to do too much city driving ever.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Gallery Place
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
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
Neighborhood Rating
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
Chinatown. Good food and located close to the Verizon Center.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mass Court Apartments
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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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mass Court Apartments
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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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Apartments at City Center
Loud but great energy there
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Residences at Gallery Place
I enjoy the fact that there are numerous places to eat and happy hour at in the neighborhood. My only complaint is that it doesnt necessarily have a "club" or "lounge spot".
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Cosmopolitan Condos


Getting to Know
Penn Quarter

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: 1st St NW to 10th St NW
North to South Boundaries: Massachusetts Ave NW to C St NW
dining
Daikaya Ramen Shop
Del Campo
nopa Kitchen + Bar
The Alibi
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
CorePower Yoga
Sculpt DC
The Bar Method
VIDA Fitness
parks
Franklin Square Park
John Marshall Park
coffee
Bakers & Baristas
Firehook Bakery
Joy Luck House
RareSweets
bus
70/74 (bus)
D4 (bus)
D6 (bus)
P6 (bus)
rail
Blue/Orange/Red (metro)
Green/Yellow (metro)
parking
Atlantic Parking 901 E St NW
One Parking 622 I St. NW
Towne Park Marriott Marquis
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Penn Quarter includes zip codes 20001 and 20005
Rent vs Own
51
%
of Penn Quarter residents are renters
Driving to Work
30
%
of Penn Quarter residents drive to work
New Construction
31
%
of housing units in Penn Quarter have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
51
%
<20 units
6
%
20-49 units
43
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
10
%
18 - 34
47
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
17
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
40
%
1 Bed
31
%
2 Bed
23
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
68
%
Undergrad Student
14
%
Grad Student
8
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
3
%

Best Apartments
in Penn Quarter


Studio $2,032
1 Bed $2,667
2 Beds $3,730

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Studio $1,850
1 Bed $2,150
2 Beds $2,700

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

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Studio $2,110
1 Bed $2,280
2 Beds $3,155

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Studio $1,679
1 Bed $1,932
2 Beds $3,587

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

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