DC Neighborhood Profiles

A concise overview of the 54 commercial corridors of Washington, DC

The DC Neighborhood Profiles is a comprehensive tool to discover opportunities to start and expand businesses throughout Washington, DC neighborhoods.

The city has long been a hub of diversity, each neighborhood a character in the story of Washington, DC.

WDCEP publishes an annual overview of the Washington, DC neighborhoods with insights into DC neighborhood characteristics  including number of grocery stores, cultural or art highlight, and detailed demographics and market intelligence.

Findings from the 2016 publication revealed the following about Washington, DC:

New data on car ownership in Washington, DC:

  • 37% of DC households do not own a car; 44% own only 1 car

Updated business openings in DC neighborhoods:

  • Owners of ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar plan to open a cider production facility along Kennedy Street
  • In 2016, five new restaurants are expected to open along Upshur Street, NW
  • In 2015, there were 40 retailers/restaurants that opened in Shaw
  • More than 25 new businesses opened in Anacostia in 2015

Updates on neighborhood accolades/development:

  • H Street retailer Maketto made GQ Magazine’s 100 Best Denim & Casual Shops in America list in 2015.
  • Roofers Union’s Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley was a finalist on Top Chef (Fall 2015)

We are excited to provide insight into the very fabric of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods.

“Each year, this publication provides an overview of the diversity of various DC neighborhoods and commercial corridors. We are excited each year to provide insight into the very fabric of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods. We can proudly show how DC is comprised of diverse, imaginative, and talented individuals that are not only investing in themselves, but in our city,” says Chad Shuskey, senior vice president of research and real estate, at WDCEP. Mr. Shuskey has led the research for the publication since its inception in 2001.

WDCEP works with
 the Office of Planning and Economic Development, the Office of Planning, 
and the Department of Small & Local Business Development of Washington, DC to determine which commercial corridors and nodes to profile. WDCEP does not define boundaries
 of neighborhoods, but generally tries to identify points of interest within reasonable proximity of the center of commercial corridor.

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