Dupont Circle is an edgy Washington neighborhood bordering the (smaller) Kalorama. With more to offer than its neighbor, Dupont Circle is a great place to hang out and explore. Kids and parents alike will feel at home in Dupont Circle, which offers a number of family-friendly amenities and shops. In the search for a new place, don't forget to have a look at the apartments in neighboring Kalorama and Downtown.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
Find your footing in a new neighborhood with a little help from ApartmentGuide.com. For starters, look into living near two of Dupont Circle's busiest areas. If easy access to your favorite restaurants, bars and basic conveniences is important, consider renting near Connecticut Ave. NW and P St. NW. Open the door to a place you love with our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Dupont Circle at Ozio. Dupont Circle features a number of dining options, including beer and ale, pizza and deli snacks. Drink up at Royal Palace or Heist and spend the night sipping on delicious drinks. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, on top of that. Jamba Juice and Five Guys Burgers & Fries are both located in the neighborhood.
Quantum Fitness and Sports Club/La are located nearby, making it easy for residents to stay in shape. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment and culture at Dupont Circle's Decatur House.
For a more extensive list of places in Dupont Circle to chow down, chill and enjoy entertainment, glance over the Yelp page.
Dupont Circle has multiple grocery stores in the area, including International Food and Oasis Gourmet Deli which are both located on P St. NW. If you've got a hankering for something sweet or freshly baked, Firehook Bakery is in the neighborhood on Q St. NW and Universal Doughnut Shop is located on T St. NW. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Smoothie King and Safeway.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Dupont Circle area, including Quality Gifts and Nickeby's. Other retailers include the likes of Claude Taylor Photography.
Nearby School Information
Some of the schools near the apartments in Dupont Circle are Emerson Preparatory School, Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson and Ross Elementary School. Remember, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent will likely determine what schools your children are able to attend. It is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word.
A middle school in the District Of Columbia Public, Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson has a very low student-teacher ratio of seven-to-1.
The only district in the neighborhood, District Of Columbia Public has a total enrollment of 46,800 students and 3,800 teachers on staff, for a student teacher ratio of 12-to-1. There are 23 high schools, 35 middle schools and 88 elementary schools in the district.
Living, Demographics and Costs
Residents of Dupont Circle enjoy the same big-city amenities as Kalorama, but the cost of living is lower. The average household spends $71.7K/year in total expenditures, compared to Kalorama's $80.6K/year.
The neighborhood of Kalorama is somewhat different from Dupont Circle in terms of median age, although they are more comparable relative to household sizes and the number of households with children. The median age in Dupont Circle is 25, while in Kalorama it's 20. In Dupont Circle, the average household size is 1.46 people, and it's 1.77 people in Kalorama. Of households in Dupont Circle and Kalorama, 4% and 6% have children, respectively.