The Best Apartments in Washington D.C. For Art Lovers

With its extensive selection of internationally renowned museums and small, privately-owned galleries, local residents enjoy visiting the changing exhibits, lectures and special events at these world-class institutions.

Here are 10 of the best Washington D.C. apartments for art lovers.

10. Miramar

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The studio and one-bedroom apartments at Miramar are conveniently located in D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood between the National Mall and DuPont Circle. The Phillips Collection, the National Gallery of Art and all the Smithsonian Museums are within an easy reach.

On the first Thursday of the month, art lovers enjoy the popular Phillips after 5 events featuring a lively mix of art, entertainment and live music.

9. Capital Plaza Apartments

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Capital Plaza Apartments offer cozy studios and one-bedroom apartments just a few blocks north of the Capitol Building and a short walk to the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Museums, Union Station and Chinatown.

Art lovers frequently wander the sculpture garden and attend special events at some of the nation’s best art galleries.

8. Gables DuPont Circle

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Gables DuPont Circle, located in the heart of the historic DuPont Circle neighborhood, are upscale modern apartments that offer comfort, elegance and convenience. Living here you can easily walk to the privately-owned Phillips Collection and the city’s larger museums are within a short Metro ride.

Residents love the neighborhood’s historic architecture and its wide selection of dining, shopping and entertainment.

7. The Baystate

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The Baystate apartment building offers affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, spacious closets, a community fitness center and rooftop deck.

In this prime location, just north of downtown, art lovers have access to dozens of world-class museums.

6. Ashton Judiciary Square

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Ashton Judiciary Square offers boutique-style residences set among D.C.’s most famous parks, plazas and cultural landmarks. Within a short walk, you can reach the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Union Station and the attractions on the National Mall.

Choose from a variety of floor plan options with open layouts, high ceilings and breathtaking views.

5. Post Massachusetts Avenue

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Post Massachusetts Avenue, a luxury 15-story high rise in the historic Logan Circle neighborhood, offers convenient access to all of the city’s galleries and museums.

Also nearby is the Long View Gallery, a hip art gallery with exhibits and community events.

4. The Woodward Building Apartments

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The Woodward Building Apartments, just one block from the White House in the heart of Washington D.C., is a restored Beaux-Arts Revival building especially appealing for its architecture and design.

The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the museums on the National Mall are all within a short walk.

3. Avalon at Gallery Place

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Avalon at Gallery Place features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments within a short walk of the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art and all of the museums on the National Mall.

The upscale apartments are just a block away from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station and the Capital One Arena in one of D.C.’s best neighborhoods for food, dining and entertainment.

2. The Apartments at CityCenter

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The Apartments at CityCenter, located in the vibrant downtown D.C. Penn Quarter neighborhood, is an upscale building just a five-minute walk to the National Portrait Gallery at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It’s also close to the National Mall, the Capital One Arena and many of D.C.’s top cultural attractions.

Apartment amenities include a two-story fitness center, an outdoor pool, a rooftop dog walk, a business center, a rooftop bocce court, sundeck, outdoor dining areas and more.

1. The Lansburgh

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The Lansburgh apartments sit on top of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C.’s desirable Penn Quarter neighborhood. It’s one of the closest residential buildings to the National Gallery of Art and is near the National Mall, museums, theaters, entertainment venues and a wide selection of restaurants.


We looked at all apartments in Washington D.C. and rated them on the number of art-related businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, museums located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings.

The rent information included in this article is based on January 2019 multifamily rental property inventory on and and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein does not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.

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