Historically, West End was the western border of L’Enfant’s original city plan for the District with Foggy Bottom being the industrial area just to the south. In the more recent era, it has also come to be identified with the K Street lobbyists as many such offices have lined the famed corridor for decades. Over the years it has become a fascinating blend of luxury hotels, critically acclaimed restaurants, embassies and condominiums blending the contemporary with the century-old Victorian, Colonial and Federal row-houses. Often, one can see such a row-house nestled against a modern office or condo building.
Its location is arguably one of its most tantalizing features as it serves as a gateway between Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom and Downtown. Residents of West End are within walking distance of four other distinct and vibrant neighborhoods, four Metro stations, several movie theaters and restaurants, the Kennedy Center, the historic Watergate Complex, the National Mall and George Washington University, to name a few sites of interest.