Move aside New York, San Francisco and other big cities should you be contemplating a move in the near future. The place to be is in the middle of our nation’s capitol – Washington, D.C.
This is a city where award-winning restaurants, superb shopping, major historic attractions, and lots of culture all come together to form a cool urban area to call home for everyone.
Many of the buildings here have been converted from old warehouses to high-rises offering everything from unbelievable city views to convenience. There are also condos, apartments, and single-family homes all waiting to be viewed.
There are so many reasons to think about making Washington DC your home including being close to the White House on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., you will want to start packing up your belongings sooner than later.
Popular places to visit include: the National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Memorial, National Museum of American History, World War II Memorial,
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Memorial, FDR Memorial, Rock Creek Park, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the National Zoological Park.
There are many job opps available too -- be it in politics or perhaps working at one of the attractions or a coffee shop – for everyone hunting to make a living.
You’ll never go hungry in this town as there are more than 100 restaurants located in downtown Washington, D.C., not including fast food, delis and take out. And get this, 40 restaurants in the metropolitan region received Zagat scores of 25 or higher (out of a possible 30). Listed as “one of the most exciting restaurant cities on the East Coast” by Travel + Leisure, DC’s culinary awards include James Beard award-winning chefs, AAA Five Diamond ratings and restaurants included on Esquire’s list of the “Best New Restaurants in America.”
If you are a sports fan, you are in luck as D.C. is home to four major sporting event venues with 167,000 total seats and 8 major professional teams including the Redskins, Wizards, Mystics, Nationals, United and Capitals.
For those who like a night out with a little culture and something other than a movie, there are more than 40 performing arts/theatre venues with 31,000 total seats.
Washington D.C. has a great public transportation system with many offerings for those who may not have a car or who might want to leave it in the garage a few days a month.
Of course there is Union Station in D.C., home to Amtrak and multiple commuter rail services.
The city also has the Metrorail & Metrobus systems to keep you moving. The Metro system is the nation’s second-largest heavy rail system with five rail lines, 106 miles of track and 86 stations, servicing more than 217 million trips each year.
So just when you thought Washington D.C. was only a place for the Commander in Chief and other politicians, it’s got much to offer for everyone from young to old.
And of course, lest we forget the city has a number of top educational facilities, colleges, universities and other top learning centers to choose from including Georgetown University, Gallaudet and Northern Virginia Community College, to name a few.
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