4 Great Reasons to Live in Northwest DC

There’s so much to see and do in Northwest DC, the only way to truly experience all of it is to live there. Here’s what you’re missing:

 

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Northwest DC. Credit: Ted Eytan on flickr creative commons

 

History

Northwest DC has such a rich history and there is always something new to learn. It features many historical landmarks such as the White House, the National Cathedral, the Hillwood Estate, the Smithsonian Castle, and Woodrow Wilson’s house. Northwest DC is also home to museums on the north side of the National Mall, including the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, and the Air and Space Museum.

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The National Mall. Credit: steeleman204 on flickr creative commons

 

Neighborhoods

There are so many different neighborhoods in DC, and each has something special to offer. If you like shopping, Friendship Heights has everything from high-end shops like Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor to discount stores like TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack. Dupont Circle features independent shops like Kramer Books and Bluemercury, and Georgetown is famous for their self-titled cupcakes and flea market. Columbia Heights offers all kinds of food choices from bars to farmers markets, and Foggy Bottom is home to the world-famous Kennedy Center.

 

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Georgetown Cupcake. Credit: Cupcakes Take the Cake Follow on flickr

 

Entertainment

Northwest DC offers endless things to do and places to visit. The Smithsonian National Zoo in Woodley Park is over 150 acres and ever changing, so there is always something new to see. If you want to spend some more time outside, Rock Creek Park features miles of trails, an equestrian center, and a planetarium. It even has the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, an outdoor performance venue where you can catch a movie, concert, or show. But that’s not the only place to see a concert in Northwest DC. U Street has great venues like the 9:30 Club, the Black Cat, and U Street Music Hall. At the Verizon Center in Gallery Place, you could see anything from a Washington Wizards game to a live performance by Beyoncé.

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Panda at the National Zoo. Credit: Helen Gonzales on flickr creative commons.

 

Transportation

The best part of Northwest DC is how accessible everything is. There is a stop on all six lines of the Metro in Northwest DC, making it easier to get around to all of the best parts of the area.

 

Whether you want to buy a vintage dress, eat a gourmet cupcake, listen to live music, or learn about history, you can do it all if you move to Northwest, DC.

 

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