Mount Pleasant

Tucked away above Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant has a distinctly local, independent, and low-key feel.

Mount Pleasant today is what Adams Morgan was fifteen years ago: an up-and-coming, culturally diverse, and entertaining district where residents congregate along a relatively petite commercial corridor. The combination of independent businesses and short distances give the area a small-town feel–a feel that Mount Pleasant's active community members are working to preserve.

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On the Map

Mount Pleasant is bordered by Adams Morgan, Crestwood, Columbia Heights, Woodley Park, 16th Street Heights, and Cleveland Park

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Dulles International Airport: 45 minutes by cab without traffic or 84 minutes by transit
Reagan National Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic or 36 minutes by transit
Georgetown: 15 minutes by transit
The White House: 11 minutes by transit

Small Town Charm Within The City Limits

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Family-owned businesses fill the streets of Mount Pleasant.

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Locals lounge amidst the boutiques and shops of Main Street.

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Mount Pleasant is celebrated for its diversity.

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Its businesses cater to a wide range of local tastes.

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Mount Pleasant is a gorgeous, historic neighborhood. It is friendly, safe, great for families and professionals. We are certainly ‘the cooler’ part of DC."

Mount Pleasant's Peaceful Streets Offer Respite from the Clamor of the Capitol

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A canopy of trees lines Mount Pleasant's residential streets.

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When you visit you'll be enchanted by the neighborhood's pastoral American corridors.

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Mount Pleasant's endearing row houses have been charmingly revitalized.

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.... such a great neighborhood for a relaxing evening and just a quick train ride into the city."

Jessica

Visited in 2013

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

As a freelance photographer based out of DC, I’ve had a lifelong desire to be submerged in different cultures, meet people of all walks of life, and eat bizarre foods. While my personal favorite escape is surfing remote warm-water breaks in Central America, I loved working on this project and discovering the many hidden subcultures that make up the diverse and often-mislabeled city of Washington, D.C.

Chris Weisler

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