Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle was developed during the Gilded Age as a home for Washington’s elite and moneyed class.

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Welcome to Dupont Circle

An elegant and artistic haven.

Dupont Circle was developed during the Gilded Age as a home for Washington’s elite and moneyed class. Stately mansions built around the elegant circle and along Massachusetts Avenue were showpieces for many of the nation’s wealthiest industrialists, earning the stretch the nickname “Millionaires Row.” It became Embassy Row after the stock market crash emptied the mansions and foreign governments moved in. The neighborhood next became a center of the city’s bohemian and alternative scene, and it still knows how to let its hair down today with a mix of popular galleries, restaurants, bars, and clubs.

​​​​​​​With its leafy streets, numerous green spaces, and stately row homes, Dupont Circle has earned its reputation as the city’s most beautiful neighborhood. Despite a high concentration of embassies and historic mansions, it bucks formality for a more artsy and intellectual sensibility.

What to Expect

Old-world charm with new-world vitality.

​​​​​​​The picturesque streets exude European charm and display a treasure trove of architectural delights. Dupont Circle has several commercial streets, from national chains and specialty shops along Connecticut Avenue to the restaurants and bars along P, 17th and 18th Streets. While buses and Metro are convenient, many residents choose to walk or bike downtown because of its close proximity. The neighborhood is extremely bike- and pedestrian-friendly, with several protected bike lanes on major thoroughfares.

The Lifestyle

Effortless living with arts and entertainment at your doorstep.

From groceries to dry cleaners to local coffee houses, Dupont has all the conveniences of urban living. The neighborhood has a relaxed pace with a vitality and energy infused by its interesting residents, numerous tourists and visitors. Established galleries dot the neighborhood’s side streets and open their doors after hours for First Fridays each month. The circle itself serves as a community gathering place for everything from impromptu al fresco dining with friends to organized viewings of major sporting events like the World Cup.

Unexpected Appeal

European lifestyle in the nation’s capital.

Dupont Circle’s residents enjoy European living in the nation’s capital, from its intermixed retail and residential spaces to its pedestrian-friendly lifestyle. Many residents choose not to keep a car;with convenient transportation alternatives, who needs one?

The Market

Old-world townhouses, condos, and apartment buildings.

​​​​​​​Dupont's older apartments tend to be quite spacious. Walk along Dupont’s diagonal avenues and you will find palatial stand-alone residences, but turn onto the numbered and lettered streets to discover three- and four-story row homes in the Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style.

You'll Fall in Love With

Browsing the neighborhood’s bookstores and small shops after work.

​​​​​​​Strolling down Connecticut Avenue to do your food shopping at the Sunday farmers’ market. Sitting in the Spanish Steps with a book or a coffee, watching the world pass by.

Overview for Dupont Circle, DC

17,541 people live in Dupont Circle, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $104,513. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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34 years

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Around Dupont Circle, DC

There's plenty to do around Dupont Circle, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Palette Dome Cuisine, Pinsa Love, and Ballstonian.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.76 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.18 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.56 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dupont Circle, DC

Dupont Circle has 11,326 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dupont Circle do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,541 people call Dupont Circle home. The population density is 47,253.423 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.13 / 48.87%

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Schools in Dupont Circle, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Dupont Circle. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ross Elementary School
PreK - 5th
The School For Ethics And Global Leadership
11th - 11th
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