Penn Quarter residents do pretty well for themselves and generally have high incomes, making it a desirable if not altogether exclusive enclave of Penn Quarter. This fact has not gone unnoticed by the many retailers who have decided to open up shop here. With centrally-positioned shopping malls, Penn Quarter caters to families. In your hunt for a new place, be sure to keep your options open and have a look at the apartments available for rent in neighboring Downtown and Mount Vernon Square.
Food, Libations and Recreation
ApartmentGuide.com has ratings and reviews to help you in your search for a new place. To give you a greater sense of the area, a couple important streets to know in Penn Quarter are F St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. These streets contain a larger share of services and amenities, including places to grab a bite and socialize, than other places in the area. Use our apartment finder tool to help you conduct research on apartments in Penn Quarter.
Have dinner and drinks out at Sushi Aoi Japanese Restaurant located on New York Ave. NW. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Home Ultra Bar. Food variety includes beer and ale, pizza and deli snacks. If drinks are on the agenda, try one of the local options, like 1331 Bar & Lounge or Rocket Bar. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Five Guys Burgers & Fries and McDonald's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
For health and wellness enthusiasts, Penn Quarter has it covered. On 12th St. NW is Crunch, and Washington Sports Clubs is also in the neighborhood. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment and culture at Penn Quarter's House On F Street Llc.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Penn Quarter, check out the Yelp page.
Taylor Gourmet is only one of the many places to shop for groceries in the Penn Quarter area. Help yourself to breakfast on-the-go and swing by a local bakery. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chckn is nearby on G St. NW and Firehook Bakery & Coffee House, another neighborhood bakery, is also in the area. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store Smoothie King too.
Penn Quarter has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including Harrington Gift Shop and White House Gifts. The neighborhood is home to a big-box store, Staples, and several shopping malls, like Shops At National Place, which is located on Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Neighborhood School Stats
Schools near the apartments in Penn Quarter are Sunrise Academy, Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson and Pre-K Incentive Program. In most neighborhoods, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent you are considering will likely decide which schools your children may attend. You should talk with school districts in the area to confirm what schools your children will attend.
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, for a student teacher ratio of 12-to-1. There are 23 high schools, 35 middle schools and 88 elementary schools in the district.
Cost of Living and Demographics
It is understandable why Penn Quarter, with its wide selection of conveniences and general allure, is more expensive than surrounding Washington cities, such as Downtown. Penn Quarter reports an average household cost of $109.7K/year, whereas Downtown's average total expenditure per household amounts to $59.0K/year.
The neighborhoods of Penn Quarter and Downtown are identical in terms of households that have children. In both neighborhoods, the percentage of households with children is 6%.
At $178.6K, the average income level in Penn Quarter is significantly higher than that of Downtown's, which stands at $77.7K.