MORE THAN 40 SQUARE BLOCKS of businesses and institutions create a buzz of private-sector workers, residents, students, and visitors in 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 placemaking.
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The Golden Triangle is home to approximately 6,000 firms and organizations, as well as retailers, hotels, and service-oriented businesses. The neighborhood offers a diverse range of restaurants, including international chains, locally grown favorites, and elegant white-tablecloth establishments. It also offers unparalleled cultural destinations like the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Heurich House, and the National Geographic Museum.
Sustainability + Open Space
- First-ever LEED-Certified Business Improvement District (BID) in the world (LEED Platinum).
- The International Downtown Association awarded the BID the 2020 Pinnacle Award for Planning, Design and Infrastructure in recognition of the BID’s sustainability achievements with its 19th Street Rain Gardens, including the installation of 11 bioretention cells and 10 expanded tree boxes.
- 3 of the Metro’s 8 busiest rail stations
- 2 miles of protected bike lanes
- Dozens of Metrobus lines, plus DC Circulator
- Easy access from I-66, I-395, I-50, GW Parkway, and Rock Creek Parkway
- Throughout the neighbohood, over 1.3 million square feet of office space have delivered in the past year or will deliver in the next 18 months.
- A unique addition to one of these new office buildings is London-based Swingers. Opened in summer 2021 with two levels, the entertainment space has a mini golf course, four themed bars featuring District distilleries, and a 500-seat food hall.
The Golden Triangle BID hosts an annual haiku-writing competition and in 2021 received an unprecedented 2,800 submissions from applicants in 60 countries, 49 states, and DC.