Neighborhoods

Golden Triangle

THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF DC, the Golden Triangle encompasses 44 square blocks of powerful real estate, where thriving businesses and institutions draw a mix of private-sector workers, residents, students, and visitors.

Just steps from the White House and GWU, the Golden Triangle’s accessibility, cultural attractions, and choice amenities make it a world-class neighborhood.

TOP LOCAL INDUSTRIES

132,025 Total Area Employment

  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services: 26%
  • Other Services: 17% (except Public Administration)
  • Public Administration: 14%

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, EXCEPTIONAL RETAIL

About 6,000 firms and organizations are located in the Golden Triangle, as well as retailers like Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom Rack, and Ann Taylor. The neighborhood also offers a diverse range of restaurants—from international chains to locally grown favorites to elegant white-tablecloth establishments, and cultural destinations like the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery and the National Geographic Museum.

SUSTAINABILITY + OPEN SPACE

  • 1st LEED Certified BID in the world—awarded LEED Platinum.
  • The BID has built 17 rain gardens and converted 16,500 SF of concrete into green space since 2012.
  • The redesign of Pennsylvania Ave. west of the White House is underway, and will add an acre of new green space, rain gardens, and tree canopy.

A TRANSPORTATION HUB

  • 3 of the Metro’s 8 busiest rail stations
  • 2 miles of protected bike lanes
  • Dozens of Metrobus lines, plus DC Circulator
  • One of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city (WalkScore of 96)
  • Easy access from I-66, I-395, I-50, GW Parkway, and Rock Creek Parkway

GROWING INDUSTRIES

Tech, digital media, architecture and design, healthcare, and real estate are among the fastest-growing industries in the Golden Triangle.

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