Is Van Ness Right for You?
Van Ness Neighborhood: Van Ness lacks the distinct neighborhood atmosphere that many of DC’s neighborhoods—like Dupont Circle or Capitol Hill—possess, but it is still a great option for travelers looking to stay within the city and have convenient access to downtown. Van Ness is a located in the upper northwest DC located on the red line. Along Connecticut Avenue, the main drag through the neighborhood, is mainly high-rise apartment buildings that are home to young professionals, though as you’ll also find neighborhoods of single family homes. This is an affluent area that is generally safe. While within the borders of DC, Van Ness does start to have a more suburban feel. This neighborhood is home to the University of DC and is nearby American University. It is also home to a number of embassies and convenient to the National Zoo, located in Woodley Park. For those looking to get outdoors, for walking, jogging or biking, Rock Creek Park is also close by.