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Encyclopedia > Washington DC (northwest)
Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. The orange lines in the image mark the quadrant divisions of Washington, with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol extends the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Northwest quadrant is the largest, located north of the Mall and west of North Capital Street.
Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. The orange lines in the image mark the quadrant divisions of Washington, with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol extends the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Northwest quadrant is the largest, located north of the Mall and west of North Capital Street.


Northwest DC is the northwestern quadrant of the city, located north the National Mall and west of North Capital Street. It is the largest section of the city, and it includes the central business district, the Federal Triangle, and the museums along the northern side of the National Mall, as well as such neighborhoods as Dupont Circle, Le Droit Park, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Tenleytown, Foggy Bottom, Cleveland Park, Mount Pleasant, the Palisades, Shepherd Park, Crestwood, and Friendship Heights. Download high resolution version (548x697, 43 KB)USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... Download high resolution version (548x697, 43 KB)USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ... 1901 plan for the National Mall proposed by the McMillan Commission. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... 1901 plan for the National Mall proposed by the McMillan Commission. ... Montreal skyline Central business district (CBD) and downtown are terms referring to a commercial heart of a city. ... Federal Triangle is a Washington Metro station in Washington, DC on the Blue and Orange Lines. ... Aerial photograph of Dupont Circle. ... Le Droit Park is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. located immediately south of Howard University. ... Georgetown is a neighborhood of Washington, DC, the capital of the United States. ... Adams Morgan is a neighborhood in Washington, DC, in the northwest quadrant of the city above Dupont Circle. ... Tenleytown is the historic name for a neighborhood in northwest Washington, DC. It is the second oldest neighborhood in Washington, being surpassed in age only by Georgetown. ... Foggy Bottom is one of Washington, DCs oldest 19th century neighborhoods, so named because, as a low-lying area, fog (endemic to the swamps of early Washington) tended to congregate there. ... Cleveland Park is an affluent residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant Washington, DC. It is bounded approximately by Rock Creek Park to the east, Wisconsin Avenue to the west, Klingle and Woodley Roads to the south, and Rodman and Tilden Streets to the north. ... Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Saturdays (May-December) Mount Pleasant St, NW Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, DC, roughly bounded by 16th Street, NW, and the Columbia Heights neighborhood to the east, Rock Creek Park to the north and west, and Harvard Street, NW... The Palisades is a neighborhood in Washington, DC, overlooking the Potomac River between Chain Bridge and Key Bridge, bisected by MacArthur Boulevard. ... Shepherd Park is a neighorhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. The northern line of the neighborhood is defined by Eastern Ave, NW which divides Shepherd Park from Silver Spring, Maryland. ... Location of Crestwood in DC (yellow square) Crestwood is an entirely residential neighborhood located in Northwest Washington, DC. It is located in the citys Ward 4 (political subdivision). ... Friendship Heights is a wealthy residential neighborhood in northwest Washington, DC. Though its borders are not clearly defined, Friendship Heights consists roughly of the neighborhoods and commercial areas around Wisconsin Avenue north of Tenleytown to the Maryland border at Western Avenue, and from River Road in the west to Reno...


Northwest DC has a reputation for being predominantly affluent and white (particularly west of Rock Creek Park), as opposed to the other three quadrants, which are predominantly black. In reality Northwest is the most diverse quadrant of the city. Northwest contains many college campuses, including American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia. The MCI Center, home of the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, and the Georgetown Hoyas as well as the venue for many concerts and other events, are located in Northwest, as are the National Cathedral, the White House, and Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek Park is an urban natural area with public park facilities which bisects Washington, DC. East of the park, except for a few enclaves, the city has a decidedly urban character. ... American University (AU) is an internationally-known private university in the United States located at Ward Circle, straddling the Spring Valley and American University Park areas of Northwest Washington, DC. Roughly 5,000 undergraduate students and the same number of graduate students are currently enrolled. ... The George Washington University (GWU) is a private university in Washington, D.C., founded in 1821 as The Columbian College. ... Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ... Howard University is a historically black university in Washington, D.C. It was established by a congressional charter in 1867, and much of its early funding came from the Freedmens Bureau. ... The University of the District of Columbia (also known as UDC) is a public university located in Washington, DC. The university was formed in 1977 through the amalgamation of the Federal City College and Washington Technical Institute - which had both been established in 1966 as the result of a study... The MCI Center, view to the southeast across 7th St. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Washington, D.C. Founded: 1974-1975 Arena: MCI Center Former Arena: Capital Centre (a. ... The Georgetown Hoyas are the name of all athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... Washington National Cathedral was the site of two Presidential state funerals: for Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald W. Reagan, and a presidential burial in the cathedral mausoleum: Woodrow Wilson. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. ... Rock Creek Park is an urban natural area with public park facilities which bisects Washington, DC. East of the park, except for a few enclaves, the city has a decidedly urban character. ...


Politically, Northwest is made up of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Wards 1 and 3 are the only wards located entirely within the quadrant.


Northwest is the only quadrant accessible via all lines of the Washington Metro. Red Line train at Metro Center, hub of the system The Washington Metro is the public transportation system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ...


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Although perhaps the biggest attraction in Washington DC is the Smithsonian Institution which has sixteen museums and the National Zoo in Washington DC with an impressive collection of 142 million artifacts.
The biggest attraction of Washington DC is the Smithsonian Institutions sixteen museums, ten of which are located on the Mall.
At any time that you travel to Washington DC to view these museums you are actually only seeing one or two percent of the institutions collection since it is so large.
Washington, D.C. (northwest) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Northwest DC is the northwestern quadrant of the city, located north the National Mall and west of North Capitol Street.
Northwest DC has a reputation for being predominantly affluent and white (particularly west of Rock Creek Park), as opposed to the other three quadrants, which are predominantly fl.
Northwest is the only quadrant accessible via all lines of the Washington Metro.
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