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Observatory Circle


  • Community Characteristics: Significant Percentage of Family Households, Close to Military Facility(ies), Many Single Family Dwellings

  • Population: 51,250

  • Income Per Capita: $71,665

  • Average Household Expenditure: $109,070


Observatory Circle real estate is located in a small, triangular-shaped neighborhood located in Northwest Washington, D.C.Its boundaries are Massachusetts Avenue to the northeast, Calvert Street and Observatory Circle’s northwest arc to the south, and Wisconsin Avenue to the west. The circle itself is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and 34th Street, although it is not, in fact, a complete loop.

Observatory Circle real estate is anchored to the south by the 72-acre U.S. Naval Observatory, perhaps best known as the site of the Vice President’s residence, One Observatory Circle. A number of embassies also call Observatory Circle home, including both the Iraqi and New Zealand embassies. Observatory Circle real estate’s natural, wooded beauty is protected in perpetuity because of an 1894 Congressional decree banning the construction of highways within 1,000 feet of the Observatory.

Resource: Long & Foster

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