Real Estate

What’s the Right Washington Neighborhood for You?

JFK and Jackie chose Georgetown, just as many Washington families still do. Photograph by Stuart Pearce/Alamy.

Here are the responses we got when we asked Washingtonian’s Best Real Estate Agents which neighborhoods they’d recommend to clients with particular wishes.

You Want a Victorian

Garrett Park
Kensington

You Want a Midcentury-Modern

Hollin Hills
Forest Hills

You Want a Home With Historic Charm

Georgetown
Old Town

You Want a New-Construction Condo

Logan Circle
Downtown Bethesda

You Want a New-Construction Single-Family Home

Bethesda
McLean

You Want to Walk Everywhere

Dupont Circle
Logan Circle

You Want a Back-Yard Swimming Pool

McLean
Potomac

You Want to Eat Out Every Night

Logan Circle
Georgetown

You Want a Quick Drive to Dulles Airport

Reston
Herndon

You Want at Least an Acre of Land

Potomac
Great Falls

You Want a Great Place for Kids

AU Park
Chevy Chase

You Want a Great Place for Dogs

Capitol Hill
Palisades

Want see more of the best places to live around DC? Check out our guide to find which neighborhood is right for you.

This article appears in our April 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

Looking to Buy? Get Our Real Estate Newsletter

Looking to buy? Get a weekly list of the DC area’s best houses on the market.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.