The Penn Quarter neighborhood is often considered a part of the Downtown, D.C. area. Penn Quarter’s growth stemmed from the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) that called for a mixed-use neighborhood, looking beyond a residential focus. The PADC incorporated residences, offices, cultural venues, theater, retail, hotels and restaurants to make the neighborhood as dynamic as possible. In addition new parks and plazas were created including Pershing Park, Freedom Plaza and the Navy Memorial. The Verizon Center, which opened in 1997, has contributed to the robust growth of Penn Quarter.
Quality of Life:
The living experience in Penn Quarter is one marked by convenience. It is defined by high-rise apartment and condominiums. Penn Quarter is a neighborhood that offers everything one could possibly need. Numerous museums, theaters, restaurants, bars and art galleries are all within walking distance. Despite the community’s distinctly urban setting, the FRESHFARM Market ensures that residents have access to a supply of locally grown produce.
Since Penn Quarter is easily accessible in the Downtown area, the transportation options are endless. Four Metro stations serve Penn Quarter including Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter, Metro Center, Judiciary Square and Gallery Place-Chinatown. In addition, several Metrobus routes run throughout, including the $1 Circulator.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles