Nestled between the Dupont Circle and Woodley park metro stops, Adams Morgan is roughly a 15 minute walk from the two redline metro stations. Known as DC's last funky neighborhood, this quirky part of town has a vibrant night life and live music scene.
Living in Adams Morgan in NW Washington D.C.
Where is Adams Morgan?
Adams Morgan is a vibrant and walker friendly neighborhood located in Northwest Washington, DC.
Adams Morgan is located north of Dupont Circle, south of Mount Pleasant and west of Rock Creek National Park. 18th Street is the main street in Adams Morgan.
To get to Adams Morgan by Metro, take the train to the stations at either Woodley Park or Dupont Circle.
The restaurant scene in Adams Morgan is international and includes several Ethiopian restaurants, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tex-Mex and Italian just to name a few options.
There are entertainment options for music and stand-up comedy and lots of bars. Adams Morgan is always bustling with activity during the day and night.
Home styles in Adams Morgan
There are condominiums, cooperatives, row houses and some single family homes in Adams Morgan. You can still find original Victorian buildings in Adams Morgan which makes strolling the neighborhood a real treat for home buyers and lovers of architecture!
It’s a short walk up Connecticut Avenue to get to the National Zoo. If you are a hiker, cyclist or runner, the Rock Creek Park trail runs below the Connecticut Avenue bridge. Many residents consider Rock Creek Park the best part of the city which is understandable as it's a large swath of green space that runs from the National Mall to Montgomery County Maryland.
How old is the Adams Morgan neighborhood ?
The District of Columbia was created in 1791 and Robert Peter and Anthony Holmead owned most of the land in Adams Morgan. At that time, the area was a farming area.
Today, Adams Morgan is a neighborhood with a strong international presence. The community is known for its home grown restaurant scene, farmers markets and political activism.
Anyone famous from Adams Morgan?
Many politicians, ambassadors, writers and activists live or have lived in Adams Morgan. Among them are Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th American president who lived in Adams Morgan with his wife Mamie, Nora Ephron, an American journalist, writer and filmmaker famous for writing the screenplay for the movie ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and Jose Ribalta, a Cuban former professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division and fought Mike Tyson in 1986.
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