Hoods & Services

The Power Rankings*

  1. C-SPANistan

    Capitol Hill, Lincoln Park, Stanton Park, Rosedale
    Power Ranking: 52
  2. Land of the Loft

    Logan Circle, Shaw, Mount Vernon Square, Chinatown/Penn Quarter
    Power Ranking: 44
  3. Banana Republic Republic

    Power Ranking: 43
  4. Carryouter Banks

    Anacostia, Fairlawn, Barry Farm, Buena Vista
    Power Ranking: 43
  5. Sacramento

    Brookland, University Heights
    Power Ranking: 43
  6. Laptopia

    Dupont Circle, Kalorama Heights, West End, Foggy Bottom
    Power Ranking: 42
  7. Connecticut, D.C.

    Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, North Cleveland Park
    Power Ranking: 40
  8. Notyetworth

    Petworth, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Manor Park, Crestwood
    Power Ranking: 38
  9. Hubcapitol Hill

    Edgewood, Langdon, Ivy City, Trinidad, Kingman Park, Brentwood Village
    Power Ranking: 38
  10. Liquorridor

    Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains
    Power Ranking: 38
  11. Episcopalia

    Burleith, Glover Park, Cathedral Heights, McLean Gardens
    Power Ranking: 34
  12. Upper Caucasia

    Chevy Chase, Hawthorne, Barnaby Woods, Pinehurst Circle
    Power Ranking: 31
  13. Subarubia

    Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, American University Park
    Power Ranking: 30
  14. Mild, Mild West

    Palisades, Spring Valley, Wesley Heights, Senate Heights, Foxhall, Foxhall Village
    Power Ranking: 28
  15. The Dissed-Trict

    Congress Heights, Washington Highlands, Bellevue, Shipley Terrace
    Power Ranking: 25
  16. Affordia

    Deanwood, Burrville, Lincoln Heights
    Power Ranking: 25
  17. Turrets Syndrome

    Bloomingdale, LeDroit Park, Eckington, Park View
    Power Ranking: 23
  18. Granolan Heights

    Takoma, Shepherd Park, Colonial Village, Lamond-Riggs
    Power Ranking: 21
  19. HUDson Valley

    Marshall Heights, Benning Heights, Capitol View
    Power Ranking: 21
  20. The Bungalowlands

    Riggs Park, Michigan Park, Woodridge, Fort Lincoln, Gateway
    Power Ranking: 20
  21. Lawn and Order

    Randle Highlands, Twining, Penn Branch, Fort Dupont Park, Fairfax Village, Garfield Heights, Hillcrest
    Power Ranking: 20
  22. Nats Flats

    Southwest, Navy Yard, Buzzard Point
    Power Ranking: 17
  23. Drive-Over Country

    Mayfair Parkside, Eastland Gardens, River Terrace, Greenway
    Power Ranking: 14
* A neighborhood's power ranking is the total of its arbitrary rank in six categories: kid-friendliness, housing, eats, consumer goods, nightlife and culture, and intangibles. Power rankings are authoritative in all respects.
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