Foggy Bottom Real Estate, Washington DC

First off, “Foggy Bottom” has got to be one of the coolest names for a neighborhood, ever. This Washington, DC community tucked in between Georgetown and the Potomac River also happens to have an intriguing history as it was the chief setting for the infamous political scandal that lead to the resignation of a sitting U.S. President. Plus, there are great homes for sale here as well!

The hazy name was inspired long ago by the area’s murky appearance—toxic smoke from 18th century industrial plants would mix with fog coming off the river. The industrial waste is long gone now but the name remains, also used as a metonym for the U.S. State Department whose headquarters are nearby. There are numerous other federal offices here as well, including the office of the Vice President of the United States. Plus, the neighborhood was once home to the original OSS/CIA headquarters.

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2900 K St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

$5,500,000

2900 K St Nw #607, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,150 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2122514

GEORGETOWN

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1408-s, WASHINGTON

$3,795,000

↓ $200,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1408-s, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3 Baths 4,640 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC472232

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2700 Virginia Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

$3,350,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,740 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2133318

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2500 Virginia Ave Nw #714-s, WASHINGTON

$3,333,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #714-s, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,735 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2136006

WATERGATE

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #720/721, WASHINGTON

$3,100,000

↓ $100,000

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #720/721, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,459 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2120438

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951 25th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,950,000

951 25th St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 1.5 Baths 2,513 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2131130

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2500 Virginia Nw #715-s, WASHINGTON

$2,111,000

2500 Virginia Nw #715-s, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,730 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2136010

WATERGATE

800 25th St Nw #806, WASHINGTON

$2,000,000

↓ $200,000

800 25th St Nw #806, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,517 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2129540

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800 25th St Nw #801, WASHINGTON

$2,000,000

↓ $200,000

800 25th St Nw #801, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,007 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2129050

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700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #321, WASHINGTON

$1,795,000

↓ $55,000

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #321, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,036 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2116956

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908 New Hampshire Ave Nw #500, WASHINGTON

$1,599,000

908 New Hampshire Ave Nw #500, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,582 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2118560

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2700 Virginia Ave Nw #1504, WASHINGTON

$1,595,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #1504, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,815 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2136778

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2415 I St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,350,000

2415 I St Nw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,638 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2126244

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800 25th St Nw #1001, WASHINGTON

$1,200,000

800 25th St Nw #1001, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,007 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2135664

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2510 Nw Virginia Ave Nw #708-n, WASHINGTON

$995,000

2510 Nw Virginia Ave Nw #708-n, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,525 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2131146

WATERGATE

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #1216, WASHINGTON

$899,000

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #1216, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,384 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2131942

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2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1005-south, WASHINGTON

$850,000

↓ $25,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1005-south, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,195 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2108140

WASHINGTON DC

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #806, WASHINGTON

$799,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #806, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1.5 Baths 1,440 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2130238

WATERGATE

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #901, WASHINGTON

$785,000

↑ $36,000

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #901, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,390 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2076320

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2700 Virginia Ave Nw #1109, WASHINGTON

$765,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #1109, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1.5 Baths 1,275 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2129036

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2475 Virginia Ave Nw #821, WASHINGTON

$699,000

2475 Virginia Ave Nw #821, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,650 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2129690

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Foggy Bottom Neighborhood Information

For those looking to live in Foggy Bottom, one of the most popular addresses is the venerable Watergate—a massive curvilinear complex including a hotel and three luxury residential buildings with both condos and cooperatives for sale. The hotel was the site of the 1972 break-in of the Democratic National Committee offices that inspired the book and movie “All the President’s Men” as well as the resignation of Richard Nixon.

Foggy Bottom FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Foggy Bottom located?

A: Foggy Bottom is bounded by the Potomac River to the west, K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to the north, 17th Street NW to the east, and Constitution Avenue to the south. Notably, the White House is on the eastern side of 17th Street while the National Mall is on the southern side of Constitution Ave.

Q: Why is it called Foggy Bottom?

A: The name dates to the 1800s, when local gas works, breweries, glass factories and other industries emitted factory smoke that would combine with river fog to cause a haze over the neighborhood.

Q: Are there many homes in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood?

A: No, the area is more commonly associated with government agencies, memorials and landmarks, the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, hotels, and office buildings. There are some notable exceptions however, such as the Watergate complex with its luxurious cooperative apartments.

Q: What government buildings or agencies are associated with Foggy Bottom?

A: The U.S. Department of State, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the U.S. National Cultural Center (including Kennedy Center), and multiple foreign embassies are within the bounds of Foggy Bottom.

Foggy Bottom Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

What does it cost to live at the Watergate? One-bedroom units generally start in the mid-$300s and climb to over $3 million for a huge luxury residence with over 3,000 square feet of interior space and spectacular views. Plus, the Watergate has legendary concierge service and numerous other amenities—like restaurants, a shopping mall and a health club.

Moving on, real estate for sale in Foggy Bottom is almost exclusively of the condo variety and they range from historic row houses and large Gothic structures to modern mixed-use buildings with upscale living and ground floor retail. Foggy Bottom condos for sale start around $200,000 and climb well into seven-figure territory.

So that’s Foggy Bottom—located right next to the White House and with no shortage of community conveniences, including a Trader Joe’s, a brand-new Whole Foods and great restaurants. There’s even a 24-hour Starbucks right on the campus of George Washington University. And don’t forget the great condos for sale. To learn more about this fascinating community along the Potomac River, call District Partners at Compass, (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on April 12th, 2024 at 12:46pm EDT.