Golden Triangle



MORE THAN 40 SQUARE BLOCKS of shopping, dining, entertainment, businesses, and major global institutions make up the Golden Triangle. Just steps from the White House and George Washington University, the neighborhood stands out for its accessibility, cultural attractions, public space programming, sustainability accomplishments, and emphasis on innovation and placemaking.

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Neighborhood Features

Multi-purpose Destination

The Golden Triangle includes seven parks, a wide array of retail businesses, nearly 2,000 hotel rooms, and thousands of firms and organizations. Events in Farragut Square bring music, fitness, and movies outside for all to enjoy, and the Grow Golden pop-up program brings additional small businesses to the
area. The neighborhood also features a diverse range of restaurants and cultural destinations like the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Heurich House, and the National Geographic Museum.


  • First-ever LEED-Certified BID in the world (LEED Platinum).
  • The Golden Triangle has converted 13,000 SF of hardscape to green space.
  • Two full blocks with 19 rain gardens can filter 48,000 gallons of runoff per storm.


  • A project at 1111 20th Street NW will convert an existing 185,000 SF office building into a Class-A residential development with 12,000 SF of ground-floor retail space.
  • Ground-up construction is underway at 1700 M Street NW for a new 334,000 SF office building (17xM).

Highly Accessible

  • 3 Metrorail stations providing access to 4 Metro lines (Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver)
  • 3 miles of protected bike lanes
  • Dozens of Metrobus lines, plus DC Circulator
  • Easy air, rail, and vehicular access accommodating international travel and residential commuters from: DCA, IAD, Union Station, VRE, I-66, I-395, I-50, GW Parkway, and Rock Creek Parkway

Penn West Equity & Innovation District

A collaboration between the Golden Triangle BID, the DC government, and additional partners, the Penn West Equity and Innovation District (Penn West) in the Golden Triangle will build off the presence of four key sectors—medtech, govtech, fintech, and edtech—to nurture and retain talent, develop a highly competitive workforce, and serve as a new economic engine for Washington, DC.