Foggy Bottom

Art and culture in the capital city
The naturally foggy surroundings of the area gives it its own unique name - Foggy Bottom. Unfortunately, its name does not highlight the excellent quality of music, dance and drama practiced in the neighborhood every single day. The John F Kennedy and Potomac River-side performing arts centers are popular landmarks to watch free shows during the night while kayaking and canoeing on the Potomac River and then grabbing a sample of extraordinary Indian food at the Rasika West End is an activity during the day.
What Foggy Bottom Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.1
value
7.0
amenities
6.3
social
6.6
management
7.6
safety
8.4
Median rents in Foggy Bottom
Studio
$
1,605
1 Bedroom
$
1,965
2 Bedroom
$
3,100

Living in
Foggy Bottom

Great Accessibility
Professional Sector
Proximity To Amenitities
Few Restaurants Or Bar
Quiet Neighborhood
Dull Nightlife
Foggy Bottom — 7.7/10 Rating (based on 13 neighborhood reviews)
Circle Arms is equidistant from Whole Foods and Trader Joes, with both being about a 5 minute walk away. The building is close to the GW University hospital and emergency medical center, so ambulance noise can be frequent. The surrounding area is safe, being only just outside of GW's campus area. The last building on GW's "campus" is a housing complex adjacent to the Circle Arms building.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Circle Arms Apartments
Since my apartment building is close to CVS which is open 24 hours, it has been a blessing for me to source snacks when I pulled all - nighters! The library and other university buildings too are close by, so even walking back home at 3 a.m. did not give me any jitters.

The lanes are relatively well-lit and can be used at any time of the day or night. Since the GW police vehicles are seen patrolling late at nights,I believe the streets within the foggy bottom campus area are safe and secure for any one to walk, with no reported issues so far.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Monroe House
I feel relatively safe because there's a good GW police presence and there's always students in the streets. But there are occasional incidents that make me question my safety at night. Foggy Bottom is relatively quiet, is walking distance from school, and also has fun places nearby--Georgetown, etc. Grocery stores are also conveniently located.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The 925 Apartments
Groceries can be a bit expensive
Lots of students and people around all the time
Safe area
Conveniently located with the metro stop and proximity to the national mall
Noise from traffic and the hospital
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Bon Wit Plaza
Close to campus, safe area, two nearby grocery stores (Whole foods and Trader Joe's), a lot of bars and restaurants, easy access to other parts of the city
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Claridge House Cooperative
Close to campus, generally safe, lots of shopping/restaurants, metro!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The President Condominiums
I enjoy foggy bottom because I am close to my school but it otherwise not the most interesting neighborhood in DC. There aren't a lot of restaurants or bars to go to. Everything now seems to close at night. However it's a quick walk to DuPont or Georgetown.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The excelsior
FB is great for access to the rest of the city - plenty of bus routes and easy access to the metro. It is more of a professional sector than the rest of the city so many coffee shops/restaurants/etc have hours more suited to the 9-5 work lifestyle than a student (ex. coffee shops close at 6-7pm, some eateries closed on the weekend). Bar and restaurant scene is present but limited compared to the rest of the city.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Claridge House Cooperative
Pros:
Very close to campus (HUGE +!)
Close to Whole Foods, Trader Joes & Liquor Store
Can walk to Georgetown or Dupont for drinks
Metro Access
Safe - the GW & DC cops are always around even at 3am and everything is well-lit.

Cons:
Close to the hospital so there are sirens at all hours
No good pizza delivery. (seriously. its sad) Nothing to do after 10pm You also get sick of the few restaurant options since you are now AWAYS living/studying in Foggy Bottom
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Bon Wit Plaza
There are very few restaurants and bars in the area to go to for happy hour/dinner. There are some near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop, but it's extremely limited compared to other areas. The best grocery stores in the area are Whole Foods and Trader Joes.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Columbia Plaza
Tons going on. Limited food options though. Everything you generally want (dry cleaners, grocery stores, etc.) is a on top of campus. But generally feel super safe walking around because it is campus.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Letterman House
It's a great place to live to go to school and get around DC (Foggy Bottom metro is very close), but the undergrads can get really loud on the weekends.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Letterman House
Lots of places to eat here and near by in Gtown/Dupont. Close to school and many employers. On the orange/blue line and close to red as well as many bus lines. Rents are actually very competitive with other trendy neighborhoods.

Only con is (1) there are many immature undergraduates that live in the area (2) school area itself is dead at night, and (3) there are a lot of homeless people who live in the area if that makes you uncomfortable.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Colonial Arms
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Getting to Know
Foggy Bottom

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy NW to 17th St NW
North to South Boundary: K St NW to Constitution Ave NW
shopping
AIA Store
Expressions
International Jewelers
Reiter's Scientific & Professional Books
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
dining
Burger Tap & Shake Foggy Bottom
Lindys Red Lion
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
The Deli
transit
31/32/36 (bus)
31/32/H1 (bus)
80 (bus)
Blue/Orange/Silver (metro)
entertainment
Art Museum of the Americas
DAR Constitution Hall
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Washington National Opera
gyms / rec
Batala Women's Drum Corps
Washington Harbour Ice Rink
West Potomac Park
Yoga District
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Foggy Bottom 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 Foggy Bottom _____ own a car.

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

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

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

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