The West End neighborhood is located in the Northwest quadrant. It is bounded by K Street, Rock Creek Park and George Washington University.
The name comes from the original city plan of Pierre L’Enfant where he placed this neighborhood at the westernmost portion of the city—prior to the District acquiring Georgetown.
Quality of Life:
The West End offers the benefits of city living, with a comfortable neighborhood feel. Its streets are filled with row houses, high-rises (never higher than 8 stories), local businesses and large corporations.
Residents enjoy all that the area has to offer with close proximity to Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, DuPont Circle, the downtown business district and the Kennedy Center.
Within the past 40 years, the West End has become a hot spot for restaurants, bars and entertainment. It is also home to the city’s only Trader Joe’s.
West End is serviced by the Foggy Bottom—George Washington University Metro station offering the blue and orange line trains. There are also plenty Metrobus lines, as well as, the Circulator bus lines for just $1.