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U Street

U Street Is A Vibrant Community For People Who Love The Nightlife

The U Street neighborhood, also known as the U Street Corridor, is an economically and culturally diverse community dedicated to offering a place of entertainment and enjoyment. The neighborhood is located in northwest Washington D.C. and is considered a historic community because many of the businesses, clubs and restaurants can still be seen and visited today.

U Street has a small population of only 12,000 residents who make an average household median income of about $43,000. More single residents life in the neighborhood versus families, as the nightlife appeals to them after a hard day’s work. In the 1800s, the city had strong African American influences for night clubs, restaurants and neighborhoods as Duke Ellington called U Street his home. Today, the neighborhood is more economically and socially diverse offering tons of opportunities and benefits to a wide range of people.

Attractions And Entertainment

When you are looking for something to due in Washington D.C. when the sun goes down, you head to U Street. The live music from the numerous bars and clubs will appeal to you as you can find the perfect one that you will call your favorite hangout spot. For things to do during the day, go on a self-guided walking tour along the Cultural Tourism DC’s Heritage Trail. There are guide signs throughout the neighborhood highlighting historical sites and events.

For more cultural activities, many people visit the African American Civil War Memorial Museum. There, they can learn about the 200,000 soldiers serving in the U.S. Colored Troops that changed the history of the Civil War. When looking for live performances and entertainment, visit the Howard Theatre and Lincoln Theatre for cultural experiences.


The dining opportunities are endless when walking along the U Street neighborhood. Enjoy wine and international cuisine at the Vinoteca. Go for the Italian comfort food that is also organic at Coppi’s Organic. Try some delicious Ethiopian/Eritrean entrees at Etete. When you are looking for hearty modern meals, people often stop in at Busboys and Poets. Want a hearty meal? Opt for the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl!

When you are looking for a neighborhood that is perfect for single working professionals, has the nightlife to get your feet tapping on the dance floor, and is still close to the economical opportunities in Washington D.C., U Street is the place to find a home. Enjoy life here while building on your career.

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