Dupont Circle has a great deal of rental housing options. This DC neighborhood has a diverse mix of large apartment communities, single-family homes, condos and split townhouses (with lots of garden apartments). Rental homes and apartments in Dupont Circle tend to have fairly high rents, but also numerous amenities. You can see a visual of the median rent for Dupont Circle and other neighborhoods using HotPads' heat maps.
Dupont Circle has a great bar and restaurant scene. There are numerous renowned restaurants and hotspots in Dupont Circle and people come from all over the city to enjoy what it has to offer. From Greek to Vietnamese and everything in between, whatever culinary desires you have will be met in Dupont Circle.
Dupont Circle is named after the Dupont Circle traffic circle. This large, grassy circle is a popular hangout for many of the area residents as well as people working in the area. On the weekends, you can wander over to the circle with your dog and play chess on the permanent tables.
You also have easy access to the Metro on the Red Line, which goes right through the center of the city. (You can see all of the metro stops for DC using HotPads Points of Interest Mapping.)
HotPads, Inc. got its start in Dupont Circle, first out of the living room/dining room of a townhouse and then based out of a huge mansion where 7 HotPadders also lived. For us, the restaurants and nightlife were a major draw.