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Washington, D.C.

Our nation's capital needs no introduction. A city rich in history, few compare with Washington, DC. And the D.C. area has it all; sports, tourism, a transport hub, career opportunities and world-class dining. One of the healthiest cities in the country, and you won't find a better bowl of chili...anywhere!  

LGI Homes have new single-family homes for sale in D.C. communities with world-class amenities surrounded by excitement and adventure. Just outside the city, you'll have easy access to freeways. Discover the value, the superior construction and integrated technology included in every home we build.

Life in the Capital

  • #2 'Top 5 ENERGY STAR Cities' (Quick Electricity, 2021)
  • #4 'The 25 Best Places to Live on the East Coast in 2021 - 2022' (US News)
  • #17 'The 25 Best Places for Young Professionals to Live' (US News, 2021)
  • Top industries include government, professional services, tourism, hospitality, health care, retail, technology, higher education, real estate & construction
  • Washington D.C.'s top attractions include the United States Capitol, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institute, National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art & the Thomas Jefferson Memorial
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


When was Washington, D.C. established?

Washington, D.C., was established as the capital of the United States on July 16, 1790. The city was planned to serve as the permanent capital of the United States and is home to many monuments and historical places. 

How did Washington, D.C. get its name?

Washington, D.C., is a territory and a city. The City of Washington, D.C., got its name from George Washington, the first President of the United States and the general of the Continental Army. The federal territory that the city sits within (the District of Columbia) was named after Christopher Columbus. The Italian explorer traveled across the Atlantic Ocean four times for Spanish Monarchs, opening the way for mass migration to the Americas. 

Where is Washington, D.C. located?

D.C. is on the east bank of the Potomac River. Maryland is north of the city, and the state of Virginia is its southwest border. Originally Washington, D.C. was 100 square miles of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia; in 1846, the Virginia land was returned to the state, making Washington 61 square miles.

Who are the largest employers in Washington, D.C.?

The largest employers in Washington, D.C. include private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. According to, some of the biggest employers in Washington D.C. are the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Navy, the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Agriculture, Danaher, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, American International Health Alliance, American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of the Interior. 

What significant attractions are in D.C.?

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world. One of the most famous attractions is the White House, which stands as a symbol of democracy and has been the official residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. Famous landmarks include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, United States Capital, The Supreme Court and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. 

What's the weather like in the Nation's Capital?

The National Weather Service reports that the weather in Washington, D.C. is generally mild throughout the year. Spring and summer are typically warm and humid, with temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s (degrees are in Fahrenheit). Fall and winter are cooler, with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to mid-50s. Rainfall is frequent throughout the year, especially during the spring months. Snowfall is rare but does occur occasionally during winter. 


Why is Washington, D.C. considered an excellent place for young professionals to live?

Washington, D.C. is ideal for young professionals as it offers many career opportunities in various fields, including politics, policy, law, business and media. Its diverse culture and vibrant social scene make it the perfect place to network, meet new people and explore different lifestyles. 

What is the population of Washington, D.C.?

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that as of July 2022, the population of Washington, D.C. is 671,803. 

What cities near Washington, D.C. have affordable new construction home communities?

Many cities near Washington, D.C. have affordable new construction homes include Falling Waters, WV, Charles Town, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Gerrardstown, WV, Ranson, WV, Bryans Road, MD and Lake Frederick, VA. 

What large cities are near D.C.?

According to travelmath, Washington, D.C. is near many notable large cities, including Baltimore, MD (35 miles), Philadelphia, PA (124 miles), Norfolk, VA (148 miles), Virginia Beach, VA (153 miles), Chesapeake, VA (153 miles), Pittsburgh, PA (191 miles), Newark, NJ (199 miles), Jersey City, NJ (204 miles) and New York, NY (205 miles). 


What kind of homes does LGI Homes build in the Washington D.C. area?

LGI Homes builds affordable, move-in-ready single-family homes in the Washington, D.C. area. Every home offers spacious rooms, an open-concept floor plan and top-of-the-line upgrades included at no extra cost to the homebuyer. 


How can I schedule a tour of an LGI community or home?

You can schedule a tour of an LGI community or home by visiting our community pages and using the blue request info button, the 'email us' link or the phone number at the top right of each community's page to contact us. Our team can schedule a tour that fits your schedule. 


Are closing costs part of a home's purchase price?

Professional services charge closing costs for helping homebuyers obtain a mortgage. They are one-time costs charged in addition to the home's purchase price; home builders do not receive money from closing costs. Visit our Welcome Home blog to learn more about new home closing costs