Adams Morgan is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., centered at the intersection of 18th Street NW and Columbia Road NW, about 1.5 miles north of the White House. It is well-known for its broad mix of cultures and activities, including having a noted Hispanic community. Adams Morgan contains, together, both residential and entertainment areas, and has a vibrant night-life section with many bars and restaurants, particularly along 18th Street. Columbia Road also holds a busy stretch of shops and businesses. As a distinct, named area, Adams Morgan came into being in the late 1950’s, when it drew together several smaller and older neighborhoods which were first developed in the latter 19th- and early 20th-centuries. It is today composed primarily of well-made row houses, and classically-styled mid-rise apartment buildings, many of which are now co-ops and condos; along with various commercial structures.
Adjacent to Adams Morgan are: Dupont Circle to the south, Kalorama-Sheridan to the southwest, Mount Pleasant to the north, and Columbia Heights to the east. The neighborhood is bounded by Connecticut Avenue to the southwest, Rock Creek Park to the west, Harvard Street to the north, 16th Street to the east, and Florida Avenue to the south.