The Dupont West Condominium is in the heart of a vibrant residential neighborhood conveniently located near the Washington, DC business and government centers. The Metro Red Line Dupont Circle Station is four blocks away. Rock Creek Park, DC’s preeminent wooded greenspace, is one-block west, with miles of jogging, biking and hiking paths. Georgetown begins just two blocks west across the P Street Bridge.
The one block of P Street on which the Dupont West Condominium is located offers an array of retail amenities. There are two coffee shops, a Starbucks at the corner of 21st and P, and the independent Soho Tea and Coffee at 22nd and P. The Metro Market across the street stocks fresh meat and produce, a fine beer and wine selection, and a sizable selection of grocery items.
P Street is recognized as one of the most popular and well-reviewed concentrations of restaurants in the city. Within just a two-block range from Dupont Circle to 22nd Street, there are 15 eat-in restaurants of various cuisines and ten fast-casual food outlets. That is 25 dining options within two blocks! Expanding the culinary horizon to only six blocks would yield over 100 dining options.
For the day-to-day convenience of our residents, there are nearby dry cleaners, tailors, beauty and tanning salons, liquor stores, a pet store, veterinary clinic, picture frame shop, and 24-hour pharmacy/drug store.
Three bookstores within a four-block range speak to the neighborhood’s thriving intellectual climate. These include two of the city’s best used-book stores, Second Story Books and Books for America. Kramerbooks and Café on Connecticut Avenue is one of the oldest and most popular bookstores in the city.
The many public and commercial art galleries around Dupont Circle also manifest the area’s status as one of the city’s artistic and cultural hubs. The Phillips Collection at 21st and Q Streets, NW is a world-renowned art gallery that was the first museum of modern art in the nation. “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Pierre-Aguste Renoir remains its best known and most popular work of art since its acquisition in 1923.
Embassy Row, which starts at Dupont Circle and continues several miles northwest along Massachusetts Avenue, includes many elegant mansions, foreign embassies, and prominent social clubs. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the Dupont West Condominium is Anderson House, headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army.
Rock Creek Park, one block west of the building, opens up a world of active recreation opportunities. It features a paved jogging/biking trail that runs south one mile to the Potomac River at the Watergate complex and Kennedy Center. Just beyond, within another half mile, stands the Lincoln Memorial and access to The Mall with its monuments and Smithsonian museums. Northward the path runs two miles to the National Zoo and continues for another dozen miles into suburban Maryland. The C&O Canal begins at the juncture of Rock Creek and the Potomac River, and features a hard-packed dirt towpath that continues 186 miles to Cumberland, Maryland. We are at the hub of a network of trails and paths that offer a world of options for jogging, biking, hiking and walking.