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Living in Washington DC

Living in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is most famously known as the seat of federal government, but there’s definitely more to DC than simply being the country’s political center.The DC metro area is home to many distinct neighborhoods, and while each one offers a different type of lifestyle, all residents can enjoy the perks of living in a sprawling urban area with a plethora of museums, restaurants, entertainment venues, and an extensive public transit system.

If you’re curious about what it’s like to live in Washington, DC, here are some of the things you should know:

Explore historical and cultural destinations

Besides the White House, Washington, DC is also the home of the world-famous National Mall, a large open park also known as “America’s front yard.” This two-mile tree-lined boulevard features iconic landmarks, inspiring museums and memorials, and family-friendly tours and attractions. The best part?Entrance is free! Take your kids to several museums, visit the National Zoo, enjoy performances at Kennedy Center, and many more.

DC’s fantastic dining scene

The DCarea is a vibrant haven for foodies and there are always many new restaurants to discover. There are also farmer’s markets all year round if you’relooking to buy local goods and fresh produce. If you’re searching for some of the best bars, check out All Souls in the Shaw neighborhood for affordable drinks in a warm, cozy atmosphere, Trusty’s Full-Serve Bar for ice cold beers and delicious burgers, or Dram & Grain if you’re in the mood for some creative cocktails.

Sports and entertainment

DC residents love sports. They’re passionate when it comes to cheering for the home team, whether it’s the Washington Wizards, the Redskins, the Nationals, or the Capitals. If you’re an avid sports fan, you’ll enjoy watching sporting events not just in the arenas themselves, but in the different sports bars and restaurants located throughout the district.

There’s an exciting nightlife scene as well. If you’re planning a night out with friends or simply looking to unwind during the weekend, be sure to check out the many bars along U Street, or find out what events or performances are lined up over at the Capital One Arena.

Outdoor adventures

If you’re itching to go on an outdoor adventure after a busy work week, there are lots of places you can head to just outside the district. Go rafting in Harper’s Ferry, spend a night under the stars at the Shenandoah National Park, or go on an unforgettable hiking journey and see the majestic waterfalls in Great Falls State Park. If you’d rather sink your toes in the sand and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the waves however, then a weekend trip to Virginia Beach might just be the perfect getaway.

These are just some of the many things you can enjoy when you’re living in Washington, DC! If you’re looking for the finest luxury homes available in the

District, get in touch with Appleton Properties by calling 301-652-2707 / 202-888-4846, or send an email to info(at)appletonproperties(dotted)com today.

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