The name “Penn Quarter” is still relatively new; some may even refer to the area as Old Downtown. Over the past thirty years, the neighborhood has transformed from an unremarkable part of D.C. into a vibrant residential and commercial community, full of top-notch restaurants, museums, and shops.
Penn Quarter offers easy access to both downtown and the Washington Mall, where thousands of residents work and play. The neighborhood is home to several upscale condominium buildings, many of which offer full-service amenities and a glamorous urban lifestyle. Condos may feature gourmet kitchens, oversized windows, and spacious quarters. Many buildings include pools, gyms, and business centers. For some, garage parking and separate storage are included.
The Residences at Market Square is a LEEDS-certified, 14-story complex, home to 105 residences in each (east and west) building. Distinguished by a neoclassical façade, many of the units feature private terraces allowing for stunning city views. Amenities include 24-hour security, garage parking, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and sauna. Residents can enjoy a roof deck pool and lounge area, beautifully highlighting the backdrop of some of D.C.’s famous landmarks. Like other high-rise condos in the area, this complex is pet-friendly and within walking distance of the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter and Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stations. Street parking is hard to come by, so plan visits accordingly.
Penn Quarter boasts a variety of thriving commercial establishments, including The Verizon Center, museums, and contemporary art galleries. The area also hosts a popular farmers’ market, featuring food, wine, and seasonal festivals.
With its many restaurants, cultural offerings, and entertainment venues, Penn Quarter has become one of D.C.’s top destinations.