The apartments for rent in Southwest are located amid all the action of Washington D.C., the nation's capital. You and your family will be in the lively environment of international politics, with the White House, Senate Office Buildings, embassies, and other national headquarters within walking distance.
Getting around your community will be easy to do with public transit. Running throughout your neighborhood is a fast and efficient bus system and to the north is the Union Metro station. There, you can hop on a train and get to any of D.C.'s points of interest or its surrounding neighborhoods. For further ventures, there's also a commuter rail, which you can catch at the same location. Of course, there's no better way to tour the city than by pedal power - that way you won't miss any of the sites and you'll be able to enjoy the warm weather the area is graced with during the spring and summer. Washington has a few notable bike shops like The Bike Rack on Q Street, Capitol Hill Bikes on 8th Street and the Bicycle Pro Shop on M Street.
While you are surrounded by a bustling urban environment, there are still scores of great parks where you and the little ones can go to play. Both Folger Park and Turtle Park are within walking distance of the apartments in Southwest. These are ideal spots to sit and relax on the grass, work on your tan or dive into a novel as you unwind from a long week of work. To the west, there's the Spirit of Justice Park on South Capitol Street, where you can push the stroller on the paved walking paths and get an uninterrupted view of Washington's beautiful political office buildings.
There are a vast array of public and private schools that your little ones will be able to attend, such as the Watkins Elementary School, which is in close-proximity to the Southwest apartments for rent and is highly-rated by the members of the community. "This school has great teachers, staff and parents that all work together to create a fulfilling multicultural educational experience with a strong sense of community," raves one parent on GreatSchools.org.
You will have access to a bevy of great eateries nearby the Southwest apartments. These include Rasoi Indian Kitchen, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Elizabeth's Gone Raw and Amsterdam Falafel Shop.
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Did you know?
Woodrow Wilson is the only U.S. President to reside in Washington D.C. after his term in office was over.