The Business District of Washington DC is in the capital city of the United States of America. This is a neighborhood of DC, and is often referred to as the central business district, the Downtown District, or the Financial District. The Business District is located in the north west quadrant of the city, and consists of five to six blocks that extend in all directions from the White House. The historic borders of this district have been Pennsylvania Avenue NW, New York Avenue NW, Massachusetts Avenue NW, and Indiana Avenue NW. However the district has grown beyond the historical borders. Notable landmarks in the business district include the Penn Quarter, Mount Vernon Square, Chinatown, and the Judiciary Square neighborhoods.
The Business District of Washington DC is made up of many architecturally important office buildings. The oldest buildings are typically Federal style, (White House, Treasury Building, Blair House, and Lafayette Square rowhouses). Other styles include Neoclassical (buildings at Federal Triangle), Second Empire-style (Eisenhower Executive Office Building), and postmodern (One Farragut Square South, Franklin Tower). Besides the federal government, some of the largest employers with office space or other facilities in Washington DC are Medstar Health, Inova Health Systems, Northrup Grumman, Science Applications International Corp, McDonald’s, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The downtown area or Business District of Washington DC is home to a number of attractions, including the International Spy Museum, National Aquarium, National Archives, National Building Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Newseum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Dining options in Business District include America, Rasoi Indian Kitchen, Old Ebbitt Grill, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and Morton’s Steakhouse. Nora is America’s First Certified Organic Restaurant and has an extensive wine selection as well as a filet mignon on their menu that is very popular with diners.
The nearest major airport to the Business District of Washington DC is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 4 miles from the financial center. Almost 40% of Washington-area residents commute to their jobs via public transportation. Washington DC is well-served by the city’s rapid transit system, as well as Metrobus. The city also operates its own DC Circulator bus system, which connects commercial areas within central Washington, and has extensive Amtrak train service.