Mount Vernon Square

Mount Vernon is strictly business.

Unless you’ve got some big business to take care of in Mount Vernon Square, there’s little reason to hang out in this three-piece-suit neighborhood. Dominated by large buildings, such as the new convention center, Mount Vernon Square has moved past its residential and small-business history to serve as a nerve center for international assembly.

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On the Map

Mount Vernon Square is bordered by Judiciary Square, Logan Circle, Shaw, Near Northeast/H Street Corridor, Downtown/Penn Quarter, and Capitol Hill

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Reagan National Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic or 27 minutes by public transit
Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes by cab without traffic
The White House: 10 minutes by public transit
Georgetown: 14 minutes by public transit

Movers and Shakers

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The descent down the escalator begins another work day in Mount Vernon.

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Working in this high-powered neighborhood entails longer days than the traditional 9-to-5.

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Mt. Vernon is the new place to be. Almost every week, there's a new shop, restaurant, bar opening up in this area. The best part is it's growing fast with new to-dos without losing its classics (just wander around 8th street and 12th)."

A Small Residential Community Amidst the Bustle

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Brightly colored homes give character to this otherwise no-nonsense neighborhood.

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Local eateries see regular after-work crowds in search of sustenance following a long day at the office.

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[We are in the] Chinatown Mount Vernon neighborhood. Chinatown is a culturally diverse community with lots of restaurants, nightclubs, coffee houses, bars, art galleries (including the National Portrait Gallery)."

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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