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Friendship Heights

One look at Friendship Heights shows an area that is a center for shopping, dining, and entertainment outside of D.C.'s typical spots. © tadnkat of Flickr

The Friendliest of Neighborhoods

Sitting on the border of northwest DC and Maryland, the Friendship Heights neighborhood feels more like a suburb than the bustling urban center that it is. It provides incredible pedestrian-friendly living amenities. Stretching north on Wisconsin Avenue for blocks is a full spectrum of the retailers starting with discount chains to the south and ending with the most upscale designer stores just over the Maryland border. Completing the neighborhood are award-winning restaurants, numerous bars, boutiques, day spas, a multiplex cinema, a large recreation center and Whole Foods.

Friendship Heights also supports a number of offices, including the corporate headquarters of GEICO, the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, and a concentration of broadcast media including the studios of WMAL, WMAL-FM, and WTTG.

While bursting with retail, Friendship Heights does have a few streets of detached, single family homes, some townhomes and several tall luxury condo and apartment buildings.

The neighborhood has its own Metro station on the Red Line and is a major connecting depot for area bus services. Access to the Capital Beltway is minutes away providing quick access to the rest of the DMV and the I-95 corridor.

Food

  • RANGE

    RANGE

    © Urban Igloo

    Chic eatery and bar from Bryan Voltaggio features open kitchens that serve a sizable collection of New American dishes.

  • Chad’s Friendship Heights

    Chad’s Friendship Heights

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    Bustling American restaurant draws a crowd with an outdoor patio and a variety of beers and cocktails.

  • Lunchbox

    Lunchbox

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    Bryan Voltaggio’s new fast-casual American eatery with gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups.

  • Potomac Pizza

    Potomac Pizza

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    Popular long-running chain outpost (since 1978) for gourmet pizzas and other Italian favorites.