Foggy Bottom Maryland Real Estate & Information

Foggy Bottom Maryland Real Estate & Information

Located in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., between Georgetown and the White House, Foggy Bottom earned its dewy moniker from the fog drawn to its lowland location near the banks of the Potomac River.  Dating back to the late 18th century, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Foggy Bottom residents enjoy an eclectic blend of new and historic houses, condominiums, co-ops and numerous mid-rise apartment buildings.

Prominent area landmarks include the Watergate, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, World Bank, the Department of State, and Constitution Hall of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  George Washington University also calls Foggy Bottom home.

With Rock Creek Park, the Waterfront, endless biking and running paths, and several other sought-after urban amenities nearby it’s easy to understand why many who move to Foggy Bottom decide to stay in the community for years to come.

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Washington, D.C. is not only our nation’s capital, but with nearly 70 square miles of land and 600,000 people it’s the 26th most populous city.  Accordingly shopping and dining opportunities are plentiful in a major urban hub like The District.

Foggy Bottom offers numerous unique, charming and diverse coffee shops, delis, drug stores and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Restaurants of note include Marcel’s, Blue Duck Tavern, Kinkead’s, West End Bistro, Dish, Founding Farmers, Notti Bianche, La Perla and Marshall’s Bar & Grille.

Both Georgetown and Dupont Circle nearby offer many more dining and shopping choices, while Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods satisfy every eclectic grocery need.

Parks and Recreation

The Potomac River and Rock Creek Park provide a scenic backdrop for D.C. area runners, bikers, walkers and water sports enthusiasts.  Other notable neighborhood attractions include:

  • The Doubletree Suites, The River Inn, One Washington Circle, The Melrose Hotel, Avenue Suites and numerous other hotels
  • Public library and movie theaters
  • The Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington Memorials
  • The Kennedy Center
  • A tot lot and dog park, and more!

Administered by the National Park Service, Rock Creek Park includes more than 2,000 acres of public green areas, parkland and recreational facilities. Foggy Bottom residents and harried D.C. urbanites escape to the park’s clean, fresh air, majestic tall trees, wild animals, in this serene forest oasis.

Living

Housing available in the neighborhood:

  • Small to large townhouses – From completely renovated to those needing some updating, area townhomes range in price from the $600’s and up, with most in the $700 to $1 million range
  • Condominiums and co-ops – Dating from the 1950’s to the present, offerings include low-end studios from the $170’s up to 3 and 4 bedroom luxury apartments with prices well over $3 million

Schools, Health, Transportation

Foggy Bottom neighborhood schools include Bright Horizons and The Owl School elementary schools, Francis Junior High School and School Without Walls Senior High.

The nation’s capital boasts a wide range of hospitals, medical care and health care centers including Foggy Bottom’s own George Washington University Hospital and nearby Georgetown University Hospital.

Eminently walkable (Foggy Bottom scores a 94 according to walkscore.com), the community also has convenient public transportation making work and leisure destinations easily accessible.  Transportation choices include:

  • Metrobus
  • Metrorail (subway) service with a local Foggy Bottom Metro stop
  • DC Circulator bus service
  • Three major international airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National, Dulles International and Baltimore-Washington International
  • Three Interstates:  495 (the Capital Beltway), 395 and 66
  • Thousands of taxis!

More Information:

Google Web Search and Map

Wikipedia

Experience DC By Neighborhood - Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom Historic District

Cultural Tourism DC - Foggy Bottom