Washington D.C. Wards

Ward 5

Ward 5 is extremely diverse in character, history, and people. Ward 5 is home to some of the warmest neighbors and most vibrant neighborhoods in D.C. Ward 5 is home to several universities, including Catholic University of America, Trinity University, and Gallaudet University. The Ward is also home to the rolling hills of the National Arboretum as well as Lincoln’s Cottage, which sits in the Old Soldiers Home.

The northern most neighborhoods in Ward 5 are North Michigan Park and Lamond-Riggs. The Ward extends to the southwest to include the neighborhoods are Bloomingdale, Bates, Hanover, and Truxton Circle. Along the southern boundary of the Ward is Union Market, Trinidad, Carver Terrace and Langston Terrace. The Ward boundary continues along the Anacostia River until Eastern Avenue, which forms the northeast boundary of Ward 5.

Other neighborhoods within Ward 5 are Brookland, Brentwood, Ivy City, Fort Lincoln, Dakota Crossing, Gateway, Arboretum, Woodridge, South Woodridge, Langdon, Queens Chapel, Michigan Park, and University Heights.