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Washington, District of Columbia, 20001
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 14.9% 14.9% +0.0% $10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 5.9% +0.0% $15,000 to $19,999 5.3% 5.3% +0.0% $20,000 to $24,999 6.1% 6.1% +0.0% $25,000 to $29,999 6.1% 6.1% +0.0% $30,000 to $34,999 6.2% 6.2% +0.0% $35,000 to $39,999 5.4% 5.4% +0.0% $40,000 to $44,999 5.0% 5.0% +0.0% $45,000 to $49,999 3.8% 3.8% +0.0% $50,000 to $59,999 7.5% 7.5% +0.0% $60,000 to $74,999 8.4% 8.4% +0.0% $75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 9.0% +0.0% $100,000 to $124,999 5.4% 5.4% +0.0% $125,000 to $149,999 3.0% 3.0% +0.0% $150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 3.3% +0.0% $200,000 or more 4.7% 4.7% +0.0%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 8.1% 8.1% +0.0% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.0% 12.0% +0.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.1% 14.1% +0.0% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.7% 12.7% +0.0% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.8% 10.8% +0.0% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.0% 7.0% +0.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 4.3% 4.3% +0.0% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.8% 5.8% +0.0% 50.0% or more 18.0% 18.0% +0.0% Not computed 7.1% 7.1% +0.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 10.8% 10.8% +0.0% 25 to 34 years 29.4% 29.4% +0.0% 35 to 44 years 21.1% 21.1% +0.0% 45 to 54 years 15.6% 15.6% +0.0% 55 to 64 years 9.9% 9.9% +0.0% 65 to 74 years 7.0% 7.0% +0.0% 75 to 84 years 4.7% 4.7% +0.0% 85 years and over 1.5% 1.5% +0.0%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 27.8% 27.8% +0.0% 30 to 44 minutes 31.0% 31.0% +0.0% 45 to 59 minutes 15.6% 15.6% +0.0% 60 or more minutes 25.7% 25.7% +0.0%
Source: 2000 Census
The capital of the United States was carefully designed to house the nation's government, but since people have to work there, they also have to live there too. While most Americans know the history of Washington as the capital, most don't know that it consists of almost 20% of parkland, that it was supposed to be exactly 100 square miles in size but Virginia took back some of the land it originally gave, or that it wasn't built on swampland as legend says but on farmland.
While it is true that much of Washington's economy revolves around federal agencies, government workers surprisingly make up on 15% of the city's work force. Ancillary companies like law firms, associations, professional groups and lobbyists make up most of the balance.
Several Fortune 500 companies have located in Washington so there's a good economic mix to be seen. Although a very large city, D.C. isn't as tall as it is sprawling. A bill was passed that building could not be built taller than the capitol so the skyline remains relatively low.
Looking for an apartment in Washington will send you to a few neighborhoods. The DuPont Circle area is perhaps the trendiest yet the most diverse. Embassies, night clubs, boutiques and hotels. On the West side of town is Georgetown, a wealthy and energetic section with historical architecture. On the East side, it is more eccentric with areas like Little Atlas and a few other more bohemian areas. Downtown gives you The Mall, which is the center of it all. Also in that area is Chinatown and the beautiful Tidal Basin.
The city is connected by a good Metro (subway) system as well as bus service.
Even subtracting visits to all the national monuments and buildings, there's still much to do in Washington. Fantastic museums, an excellent theatre district, and accessible parks systems give the resident plenty to see and do.
Once settled in your D.C. apartment, you'll certainly want to explore Rock Creek Park as well as the Tidal Basin area. Annual events like the Cherry Blossom Festival, the kite festival in springtime and others all take place on The Mall. And, there are protests almost every day, some of which can be entertaining too.
There's a good variety of dining in Washington. From inexpensive ethnic like Salvadorian, Ethiopian and Korean to high-powered Georgetown steakhouses, you will find things close to your new Washington apartment. Your own favorites will be exciting and fun to find.
The liveliest nightlife is found around DuPont or Logan Circles especially so in Adams Morgan. Over on U Street, check out Shaw's for jazz or Georgetown for upbeat bars and crowds. Get to a concert at the famous Blues Alley. It's a small club with big name talent. People work hard in the city and, likewise, they play hard too.
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What are some quiet neighborhoods in Washington DC?
Located in the northwest quarter of Washington, D.C., historic Cleveland Park is a quiet residential neighborhood. This area is known for its charming late 19th century homes, as well as the notable Art Deco Uptown Theater, located here. Glover Park, just north of Georgetown, is a peaceful neighborhood nestled in the picturesque forested parklands of Glover-Archbold Park. This community brings the amenities of suburban living to city life, with neighborhood shops and restaurants, and several cultural community events held locally throughout the year.
What are the most fun neighborhoods in Washington DC?
The U Street Corridor, located in Northwest Washington, D.C., is the local hotspot, always buzzing with excitement and entertainment. With a slew of shops, restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs, and music venues located on the nine-block stretch from 9th Street to 18th Street, you will never run out of things to do here. U Street is the hub of D.C.'s music scene, with several famous venues including the Lincoln Theatre and the Black Cat. Just north of downtown, Dupont Circle is home to some of Washington's best restaurants and bookstores, as well as the city's finest museums and historic attractions. Explore the spectacular photography and interactive displays of the National Geographic Museum by day and grab a cocktail and enjoy a flamenco performance at Cafe Citron at night, both located in Dupont Circle.
Is there a coffee house or someplace in Mount Pleasant where the locals hang out?
With so many students and professionals residing in DC, there are bound to be an array of local coffee shops, and coffee aficionados of Mount Pleasant will not be disappointed. Large chains like Starbucks, Caribou, and Cosi abound, but Mount Pleasant is also home to an abundance of smaller, locally owned coffee joints. Crumbs and Coffee is a local fave; an unpretentious, no-frills coffee shop serving up strong brews and tasty breakfast sandwiches in a friendly and down to earth environment. Order a yummy pastry and Crumb's exquisite frozen chai tea and enjoy it out in the sunshine on the outdoor patio.
Does Washington DC have any famous museums or exhibitions?
DC is home to dozens of world-class museums, many of them free of charge! Smithsonian Institution is the "world's largest museum complex", with 18 DC-area attractions, all free to the public. Some of the most well known include the Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, and the Museum of African Art. DC's Holocaust Memorial is America's leading center for the study and documentation of the Holocaust, with an extensive array of artifacts, films, photographs, and more. Other popular DC museums include the International Spy Museum, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, and Newseum.
How is the school system in Washington DC?
The school system in Washington DC is vast, with a public, public charter, or magnet school fit for students of all varieties. Over twenty schools in the district received the utmost score of 10 out of 10 on Greatschools.org's scale for their superior test scores. Some of the best schools include Murch Elementary, Shepherd Elementary, Mann Elementary, Deal Middle School, and Benjamin Bannekar Senior High School. Many renowned private schools also reside within the area including Gonzaga College High School, National Cathedral School, Washington International School, and Georgetown Day School.
Where in Washington should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
Washington DC is a very pedestrian-friendly city, with many walkable neighborhoods to choose from. Dupont Circle is the most walkable in DC, a trendy neighborhood chock full of bars, restaurants, bookstores, and much more. Adams Morgan is another popular neighborhood amongst DC pedestrians with lots to do, from an assortment of great local shops to a bustling nightlife. Other DC neighborhoods that scored above 90 on walkscore.com include Logan Circle, U Street Corridor, Downtown, Mount Vernon Square, and Foggy Bottom.
What do people do for fun in Washington?
One of the most obvious activities involves taking advantage of the architecture of our nation's capitol--such as touring the national monuments, memorials, and three houses of government--or having a picnic in one of the city's parks. Aa far as culture is concerned, a person could spend his entire life walking around the extensive web of Smithsonian museums. Walking through Georgetown, a historic neighborhood full of cute shops and restaurants, is always a good way to spend an afternoon. Hiking at Great Falls Park and biking along the CandO Canal is a great way to spend time outdoors in the DC area. Lastly, copious venues hold music concerts throughout the year.
Is Randle Highlands apart of Hill Crest.
Randle Highlands and Hill Crest is about 0.7 miles apart each other. Randle Highlands is located north of Hill Crest and it takes only 2minutes by car and about 10minutes on foot. You can get Randle Highlands through the Hillcrest dr. and 28th street from Hill Crest.
What do people in Washington do as far as outdoor recreation?
As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is a planned city whose design incorporates a lot of green space. For that reason, there is plenty to do outdoors within the city limits. In addition to the National Mall and Reflecting Pool, well-attended parks include Montrose Park, Dumbarton Oaks Park, Piney Branch Park, and Glover Archbold Park, among many others. Several larger parks outside the city limits provide opportunities for hiking, camping, and mountain biking, while the Potomac River offers boating, fishing, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. With quite a few courses in the area, golf is also a popular pastime for many D.C. residents.
Where do most of the American University grad students live?
American University is most accessible by public transportation through the Tenleytown metro station, which is on the red line. Close neighborhoods on th red line include Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Dupont Circle and Friendship Heights. The first 3 neighborhoods can be pretty expensive, however. The Red Line transfers in Chinatown to the Green line, along which neighborhoods such as Columbia Heights, U Street and Shaw it is easier to find cheaper housing in cool areas for grad students with only about a 15-20 minute increase in commute time.