Petworth

Whether they've been here for weeks or for generations, Petworth's residents love its tight-knit spirit and local businesses.

For years, residential Petworth has felt like a neighborhood on the edge of unbridled popularity. Longtime residents and newly-arrived creative types love its lack of chain stores and abundance of independent businesses. So far, the area’s changing demographics haven’t threatened its close-knit community spirit: Petworth is the type of neighborhood where local residents come together to plant gardens, decorate parks, and build community in person.

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On the Map

Petworth is bordered by Pleasant Hill, Park View, Fort Totten, Old Soldiers' Home, Columbia Heights, Brightwood, Manor Park, and 16th Street Heights

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Reagan National Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic or 35 minutes by public transit
Dulles International Airport: 50 minutes by cab without traffic
The White House: 15 minutes by public transit
Georgetown: 20 minutes by public transit

A Dwelling Space for Families

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A mixture of row houses, Craftsmans, and apartment complexes create ample living space for Petworth's residents.

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From schoolyards to fire stations, Petworth's got everything a tight-knit community needs.

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The neighborhood is a very family friendly environment with mixed cultures, ethnicities, and professions; you will be central to all that DC offers."

A Commercial Area With A Life of Its Own

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Locals work hard to keep Petworth's businesses up and running, resulting in a distinct and dignified homegrown feel.

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Walls and storefronts burst with character among the streets of Petworth.

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Petworth boasts a range of stores, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops...nearby is 11th Street 'hip strip' and the hustle-bustle of Columbia Heights."

Hints of an Urban Lifestyle

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Modern housing and commercial buildings contrast Petworth's simple stoops and front porches.

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The Metro keeps Petworth well-connected to the rest of DC.

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There are plenty of other transportation options, too.

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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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