A powerhouse of business fueled by decision makers, think tanks, and Fortune 500 companies, Washington, D.C. is a fitting location for your office headquarters. Easy access to policymakers helps position your company for long-term success, and the city’s stable economy is attractive for enterprise businesses and startups alike. Plus, the government employs contractors for a slew of opportunities—ideal if you’re looking for lasting partnerships.
Corporate giants including Fannie Mae, Danaher Corp., Marriott International, and General Dynamics are all headquartered locally. And, considering the top 15 D.C. companies earned more than $400 billion collectively in 2018, putting your business in good company certainly pays off.
It’s not all grind in the nation’s capital, however, and the location of your headquarters should not only meet the needs of your business but also keep your team happy in terms of convenience and locality.
Here, we explore five neighborhoods in Washington D.C. that are suitable for your office headquarters. We also showcase the WeWork buildings closest to these hubs; you can use these workspaces to host client meetings, run company offsites, or grow your network via community events and educational evenings.
Surrounded by culture and commerce
Ideally situated between the “corridor of power” on K Street, and the bars, restaurants, and music hangouts of U Street, Logan Circle is a lively neighborhood to grow your team.
A tree-filled park on its eponymous traffic circle is perfect for lunch breaks in the sun, while the abundance of homeware and craft stores help drive creativity. The area is a winning blend of hip and traditional, with many shops and apartments located in converted turn-of-the-century buildings.
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory is the closest location to Logan Circle (it’s situated in Shaw, which is the neighborhood next door). Spanning two floors in a converted bakery, this shared office caters to professionals of every stripe. Big, beautiful windows flood the workspace with natural light, making it an energizing backdrop for client meetings or team-building events.
In a business hub steeped in history
Home to a lively business community and conveniently located close to the dining and nightlife at Dupont Circle, the West End is a vibrant home for your growing team. Historic buildings and architectural delights are found on every street, while quaint cafes, well-known restaurants, and trendy cocktail bars are a short walk away.
Nearby in Farragut, WeWork 1875 K St NW offers two floors of innovative coworking space in a magnificent downtown building. This location boasts an eclectic mix of law professionals, nonprofit companies, and lobbyists—and attending the monthly community events are an easy way to grow your network.
At the center of the action
You won’t find many locations that are more iconic than Downtown D.C.; the nation’s buzzing administrative heart and a neighborhood defined by years of sophisticated business culture. Historic hotels, shop-lined avenues, leading museums, and a selection of well-known restaurants make this an ideal location for all business types.
Situated across the street from the White House and Lafayette Square, WeWork Metropolitan Square is a bright, open workspace with a full-building atrium and rooftop terrace. This location is popular with lobbyists, government contractors, and lawyers, and events held on the terrace are a gateway to fresh connections. Plus, the restaurant downstairs, the Old Ebbitt Grill, is perfect for entertaining clients and wooing potential investors.
A hotbed of dining destinations
North of Massachusetts Avenue, or ‘NoMa’, is a hub of activity. Here you’ll find a host of foodie destinations, a thriving business scene, and the annual H Street Festival that features the latest in local music and art.
A helpful mix of affordable and luxury housing makes this neighborhood a thoughtful destination for growing teams. Plus, easy access to two major metro stations and multiple bus stops makes commuting simple.
East of Union Station, NoMa turns into the H Street Corridor where you’ll find WeWork The Apollo. Located in a brand-new building, this coworking space features 18-foot ceilings and a rooftop terrace. Community cheese tastings, workshops, and professional programming are a draw for the many startups using this space, and these events often lead to new client opportunities.
In a cultural pocket brimming with expats
A melting pot of culture and international cuisines, Adams Morgan is one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in D.C. The main drag at 18th Street is a riot of colorful buildings that house blues bars, lively eateries, vintage shops, and late-night karaoke spots.
You’ll experience the same energy at WeWork Universal North, located on Connecticut Avenue close to Dupont Circle. This coworking space offers three floors of modern, creative design: Enjoy La Colombe coffee as you greet a new client, then use one of our colorful meeting rooms to kick off your next project.
Opening your office headquarters with WeWork
If you’re looking for a flexible, agile alternative to opening your own office—a solution that doesn’t call for steep upfront costs and long-term lease agreements—consider WeWork. With a range of office locations across Washington D.C., WeWork puts you close to cultural sites and entertainment options, public transportation, and some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.
Set yourself up in a private office with your own branding and aesthetic, then tap into the wider coworking community for monthly networking events. Larger companies can also opt for headquarters by WeWork, in which we build your headquarters, personalize its design, and run the office just the way you like it.