Skip to Main Content

Economic Development

Once a high-end regional shopping hub, Friendship Heights has faced challenges in recent years in the face of growing competition and shifts in the retail marketplace. For a variety of reasons, the Friendship Heights economy has faltered just as other areas in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia have exploded.

However, with its incredibly strong urban assets, including excellent transit connectivity, quick access to both the Beltway and Downtown DC, and great amenities and services, Friendship Heights is poised for transformation from a shopping destination to a walkable, urban neighborhood.