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All About

Living In Washington, DC

Getting to Know Washington, D.C.

On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act was passed, creating the Federal District of Columbia, or Washington, D.C., home base to all three branches of the United States federal government and more than 680,000 residents. The "District" is comprised of eight separate wards, each featuring vibrant neighborhoods along with eclectic dining, shopping and entertainment.

Attractions and Landmarks in D.C.

No trip to D.C. is complete without a visit to the National Mall, home to renowned monuments, including the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Book-lovers should be sure to stop by the Library of Congress, which houses over 164 million books and maintains the largest law library in the world. 

D.C. Neighborhoods

Washington, D.C. neighborhoods represent a wide range of options, as you'd expect in such a culturally diverse city. Some notable neighborhoods include: 

  • Foggy Bottom: Home to George Washington University, this is a favorite for students and the younger crowd. The area has been responsible for much of the industrial development of D.C., with a large concentration of breweries, glass makers and gas works.
  • Adams Morgan:  Noted for its diversity, this area hosts the annual Adams Morgan Day Festival, a must-see local event featuring live music, art, food and more.
  • DuPont Circle: Named for Civil War Union general, Samuel Francis DuPont, this neighborhood comprises the "Old Town". Queen Anne and Richards Roman revival architectural styles define the area's rowhouses.
  • Columbia Heights: This area is home to the renovated Tivoli Theatre, Howard University and George Washington University. 
  • Downtown: This is the official business district, located in the northwest, with numerous attractions, including International Spy Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Verizon Center.
  • Georgetown: With its cobblestone walkways and Georgetown University, Georgetown is a picturesque neighborhood and a go-to for fine dining and shopping.

Public Transportation and Commuting in D.C.

The Metro connects all four quadrants of D.C. to parts of Maryland and Virginia, making it ideal for commuters. There are three airports in the area, including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Fun, Free Things to do in D.C.

Check out our top picks for free attractions in D.C.:

  • The White House: Tour the historic home of the nation's first family and learn about the history of such famous rooms as the Red Room, State Dining Room and the East Room.
  • Lincoln Memorial: Read the words of the famous Gettysburg Address etched into the side of this iconic monument.
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Check out the planetarium and aircraft collections on display at this family-friendly museum.
  • National Gallery of Art: From Henri Matisse to Claude Monet, the National Gallery of Art is filled with must-see works by renowned artists.
  • National WWII Memorial: Stop by this breathtaking memorial which honors the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives in World War II.

Top Washington, D.C. Adventures

Check out six of our favorite adventures as you get to know the city:

  • Grab the peanuts and Cracker Jacks to watch the Washington Nationals play at Nationals Park.
  • Rub elbows with your legislators (or at least eat in the same restaurant) at The Capital Grille, one of the city's top restaurants.
  • The DuPont Circle Citizens Association promotes the circle traffic area and offers tours of historical buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Capture great photos of the 555-foot Washington National Monument at Washington National Monument Park.
  • Visit the 17 museums and galleries owned by the Smithsonian Institution for an afternoon of discovery and exploration.
  • Head to FedExField to catch the Washington Redskins in action for an NFL football game.

Did You Know?

  • Do you know why American foreign policy has been described as "foggy?" The U.S. Department of State is headquartered in Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
  • The Washington Nationals are the third Major League Baseball team to be based in Washington since 1901. The two previous teams, both called the Senators, moved out of the city to become the Minnesota Twins (1961) and Texas Rangers (1971). 

Family and Family Fun in D.C.

Kids have a blast exploring the interactive exhibits at the International Spy Museum, or spend the day at the Smithsonian National Zoo. D.C. is home to 59 different school districts, providing families with excellent school choices throughout the District.

Outdoor Living

Don't miss the world-renowned cherry blossom trees lining Tidal Basin that bloom every spring. Yards Park features a waterfall, gardens, a dog run and a boardwalk. The venue often hosts outdoor entertainment such as live music, free movies and fitness classes.

Getaways from D.C.

D.C. is close to the beaches of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. Cape May, New Jersey is a 3.5-hour drive and offers a variety of family-friendly weekend activities.

Top Scores: Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Coffee

Things to do in Washington

Top Score

Grocery Stores

There are some super markets around here.
  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.
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  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

We're full of beans for Washington's coffee shop scene.
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  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

Get your dance shoes on, Washington looks good for nightlife.
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  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

Washington is team green. Parks get a high score.
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  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 76% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

A shopaholic favorite. Washington has a lot of style.
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  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.
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  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

Washington is real pawsitive for your pets.
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  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 51% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.
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  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.
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  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.
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  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Cost of Living

Average Rent in Washington

Apr 20Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20Dec 19Nov 19Oct 19Sep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$1,905$2,397$3,277$2,070
1,8752,4133,2471,927
1,8482,3903,2501,893
1,8962,4193,3752,925
1,9322,5083,4303,940
1,9412,5093,4053,940
1,9552,5063,4043,977
1,9222,5093,3754,124
1,9582,5073,3734,241
1,9682,5023,3934,262
1,9532,5253,4284,286
1,9622,5053,4574,247
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Education

Top Schools in Washington

  • Elementary
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Bannockburn Elementary School

6520 Dalroy Ln
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Bannockburn Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Bradley Hills Elementary School

8701 Hartsdale Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Bradley Hills Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Eaton Elementary School

3301 Lowell St. Nw
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Eaton Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Haycock Elementary School

6616 Haycock Rd
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Haycock Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Janney Elementary School

4130 Albemarle St. Nw
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Janney Elementary School
10/10
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Mckinley Elementary School

1030 N Mckinley Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Mckinley Elementary School
10/10
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Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

2020 19th St. Nw
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Oyster-Adams Bilingual School
10/10
Great Schools®

Ross Elementary School

1730 R St. Nw
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Ross Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Stoddert Elementary School

4001 Calvert St. Nw
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Stoddert Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Burning Tree Elementary School

7900 Beech Tree Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Burning Tree Elementary School
9/10
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Churchill Road Elementary School

7100 Churchill Rd
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Churchill Road Elementary School
9/10
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Kent Gardens Elementary School

1717 Melbourne Dr
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Kent Gardens Elementary School
9/10
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Mann Elementary School

4430 Newark St Nw
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Mann Elementary School
9/10
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Maury Elementary School

1840 Constitution Ave Ne
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Maury Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

School Within School At Goding

920 F St. Ne
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near School Within School At Goding
9/10
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Shepherd Elementary School

7800 14th St. Nw
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Shepherd Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

Somerset Elementary School

5811 Warwick Pl
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Somerset Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

Wyngate Elementary School

9300 Wadsworth Dr
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Wyngate Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

Chesterbrook Elementary School

1753 Kirby Rd
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Chesterbrook Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

Chevy Chase Elementary School

4015 Rosemary St
Grades 3-6 | Public
Apartments Near Chevy Chase Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

7130 Leesburg Pike
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
8/10
Great Schools®

North Chevy Chase Elementary School

3700 Jones Bridge Rd
Grades 3-6 | Public
Apartments Near North Chevy Chase Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

West Education Campus

1335 Farragut St. Nw
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near West Education Campus
8/10
Great Schools®

Cooper Middle School

977 Balls Hill Rd
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Cooper Middle School
10/10
Great Schools®

Haycock Elementary School

6616 Haycock Rd
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Haycock Elementary School
10/10
Great Schools®

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

2020 19th St. Nw
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Oyster-Adams Bilingual School
10/10
Great Schools®

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

6311 Wilson Ln
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
10/10
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Churchill Road Elementary School

7100 Churchill Rd
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Churchill Road Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

Deal Middle School

3815 Fort Dr. Nw
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Deal Middle School
9/10
Great Schools®

Kent Gardens Elementary School

1717 Melbourne Dr
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Kent Gardens Elementary School
9/10
Great Schools®

Longfellow Middle School

2000 Westmoreland St
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Longfellow Middle School
9/10
Great Schools®

North Bethesda Middle School

8935 Bradmoor Dr
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near North Bethesda Middle School
9/10
Great Schools®

Takoma Park Middle School

7611 Piney Branch Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Takoma Park Middle School
9/10
Great Schools®

Chesterbrook Elementary School

1753 Kirby Rd
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Chesterbrook Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

Chevy Chase Elementary School

4015 Rosemary St
Grades 3-6 | Public
Apartments Near Chevy Chase Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

7130 Leesburg Pike
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
8/10
Great Schools®

North Chevy Chase Elementary School

3700 Jones Bridge Rd
Grades 3-6 | Public
Apartments Near North Chevy Chase Elementary School
8/10
Great Schools®

West Education Campus

1335 Farragut St. Nw
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near West Education Campus
8/10
Great Schools®

Westland Middle School

5511 Massachusetts Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Westland Middle School
8/10
Great Schools®

Columbia Heights Education Campus

3101 16th St Nw
Grades 6-12 | Public
Apartments Near Columbia Heights Education Campus
6/10
Great Schools®

Benjamin Banneker Academy High School

800 Euclid St Nw
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Benjamin Banneker Academy High School
10/10
Great Schools®

Thomas Jefferson High School

6560 Braddock Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Thomas Jefferson High School
10/10
Great Schools®

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

4301 East West Hwy
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
9/10
Great Schools®

Duke Ellington School Of The Arts

3500 R St Nw
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Duke Ellington School Of The Arts
9/10
Great Schools®

Langley High School

6520 Georgetown Pike
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Langley High School
9/10
Great Schools®

Mckinley Technology High School

151 T St Ne
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Mckinley Technology High School
9/10
Great Schools®

Wilson Senior High School

3950 Chesapeake St. Nw
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Wilson Senior High School
9/10
Great Schools®

George Mason High School

7124 Leesburg Pike
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near George Mason High School
8/10
Great Schools®

Mclean High School

1633 Davidson Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Mclean High School
8/10
Great Schools®

Walt Whitman High School

7100 Whittier Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Walt Whitman High School
8/10
Great Schools®

Phelps Architecture, Construction And Engineering High School

704 26th St Ne
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Phelps Architecture, Construction And Engineering High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Yorktown High School

5200 Yorktown Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Yorktown High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Columbia Heights Education Campus

3101 16th St Nw
Grades 6-12 | Public
Apartments Near Columbia Heights Education Campus
6/10
Great Schools®

Montgomery Blair High School

51 University Blvd E
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Montgomery Blair High School
6/10
Great Schools®

Oxon Hill High School

6701 Leyte Dr
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Oxon Hill High School
5/10
Great Schools®

Washington Lee High School

1301 N Stafford St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Washington Lee High School
5/10
Great Schools®

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