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Best Places To Live In Washington, DC

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  • Washington, DC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 659,009
  • I am strictly reviewing drivers in DC.....i have never seen such rude, impatient reckless drivers in all the years I have been driving and the city's I've lived, granted i wasn't familiar with the city,
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Taylor Run, Alexandria, VA
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,851
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  • Arlington Forest, Arlington, VA
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,684
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  • Williamsburg, Arlington, VA
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,968
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  • Claremont, Arlington, VA
  • 6.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,865
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  • Arlington-East Falls, Arlington, VA
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,637
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  • Lyon Village, Arlington, VA
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,541
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  • Cascades, VA
  • 22.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,205
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  • Bluemont, Arlington, VA
  • 6.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,049
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  • Fairlington-Shirlington, Arlington, VA
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,718
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  • Yorktown, Arlington, VA
  • 6.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,417
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  • Arlington Heights, Arlington, VA
  • 4.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,143
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  • Arlington Ridge, Arlington, VA
  • 4.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,493
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  • Madison Manor, Arlington, VA
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,579
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  • Ballston-Virginia Square, Arlington, VA
  • 5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,604
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  • Boulevard Manor, Arlington, VA
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,113
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  • Westover Village, Arlington, VA
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,179
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  • Hayfield, VA
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,453
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  • North Ridge-Rosemont, Alexandria, VA
  • 6.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,333
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  • Reston, VA
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 60,070
  • When I visited Reston from nearby Falls Church, Virginia, I felt that I was in an idyllic city. Its streets are safe to walk around in and are very, very clean. Visiting Restons' restaurants is a gourmet
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  • Kingstowne, VA
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,779
  • I live in Kingstowne, Virginia and I can say that this area is very pleasant. My family and I initially chose Kingstown, because we needed to be closer to Washington, D.C. for an easy to commute to my
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  • Rose Hill, VA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,968
  • Absolute positive experiences for me living in Rose Hill, Va. One of the better cities to raise kids. Entails an incredible school system, low crime and an excellent employment rate. Compared to other
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  • Occoquan, VA
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 947
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  • Fair Oaks, VA
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,478
  • Fair Oaks is a town with lots of quaint attractions that you'll find interesting if you love if you and your friends are history buffs. One of the main sites in the city is Shaker Village of Pleasant
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  • Lyon Park, Arlington, VA
  • 4.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,521
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  • Old Town, Alexandria, VA
  • 7.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,768
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  • Merrifield, VA
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,000
  • Merrifield, VA is one of those places you just don't find any more. Breathtaking, unspoiled nature and scenery, wonderful people everywhere you go, great schools, easy-to-find housing, a healthy job
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  • Neabsco, VA
  • 24.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,038
  • Living in Neabsco, Virginia is truly all that I've dreamed about. Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, I always felt out of place living so far south. Not only was I not into things that my
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  • Vienna, VA
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,378
  • Accessibility would be the best word to describe Vienna, Virginia. This bedroom community of Washington, D.C. is an ideal suburban location for D.C. commuters because of its central location on the
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  • Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
  • 5.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,254
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  • Chevy Chase town, MD
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,948
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  • Franconia, VA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,935
  • I experienced a great lifestyle while living in Franconia Virginia. The city is located in Fairfax County Virginia. Franconia is close to Alexandria and just north of Fort Belvoir, a US Army facility.
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  • Nauck, Arlington, VA
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,130
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  • McLean, VA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 48,867
  • I found as a kid and when I brought my family back as an adult, McLean. Virginia is the ideal city to live and experience. Being one of the model cities within Northern Virginia's Fairfax County,
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  • Idylwood, VA
  • 10 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,921
  • I experienced great hometown life while living in Idlywood Virginia. The quaint town is off of Interstate 66 in Fairfax County. The Idlywood area provides prestigious schools with above-par academic
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  • Dunn Loring, VA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,397
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  • Somerset, MD
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,215
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  • Waycroft-Woodlawn, Arlington, VA
  • 5.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,549
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  • Clarendon-Courthouse, Arlington, VA
  • 4.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,100
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  • Kings Park West, VA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,925
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  • Fairfax, VA
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,620
  • Then do not come to the northern Virginia area. Let me first start by saying, if you have money and don't mind traffic (we do have the best sports radio in the country, Go Skins!) then Fairfax is a great
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  • Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 24,113
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  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,618
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  • Seminary Hill, Alexandria, VA
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 22,478
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  • Eisenhower East, Alexandria, VA
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,292
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  • Northeast, Alexandria, VA
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,081
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  • Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington, VA
  • 3.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,224
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  • Kings Park, VA
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,687
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  • Burke Centre, VA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,130
  • If you can get past the Northern Virginia traffic, then I assure you that you will enjoy what our suburbs have to offer. Here we have a place called Burke Centre, and I promise you I never heard of it
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  • Pimmit Hills, VA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,511
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  • Mantua, VA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,497

Washington, D.C.: Living in the Capital

Washington, D.C. is a city that most people in the United States view as the country’s capital. This is the home of high government institutions including the White House, the Supreme Court, and the Congress. Residents of the District, however, see it as an area that has more than just government. Individuals who live in Washington, D.C have a varying experience depending on their neighborhoods. The city its environs are clean, and they have several public parks. It has many entertainment venues, restaurants, cultural sights, and museums. Every neighborhood in the city has a different atmosphere. Just like any other community, residents interact at dog parks, block parties, coffee shops, and many other places.

The cost of living in Washington, D.C is higher than most places in the U.S. Home prices in the city are significantly greater than the country’s average, and they are expected to keep rising. The cost of renting a house in the city has surpassed the national average by approximately $400. Neighborhoods in the city have different costs of living. Maryland residents who stay in communities such as Silver Spring and Bethesda spend a lot than those who live in D.C and Virginia. Individuals who live in Virginia and own vehicles are required to pay personal property tax annually. Washington, D.C has a broad variety of the homes ranging from Capitol Hill’s historic row houses to the Penn Quarter-based luxury homes. The city currently has a housing problem due to its 20 percent year-over-years population increase.

The city experiences four seasons in a year. Its temperatures rise to over 90°F during summer, and the humidity is high. The place also experiences a lot of snow during winter, and it at times gets serious to the extent of shutting down the public transit systems. The weather is good during spring and fall.

Transport in the city is not a problem since the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) owns buses and trains that serve the residents of the city and suburbs such as Virginia and Maryland. Apart from the transit services of WMATA, there are also buses that are offered by communities such as Maryland and Virginia. Most of the people choose to drive, and this has led to heavy traffic congestion in the area especially during rush hours. Some of the people use bicycles as a means of transport, and this has been made easier by the Capital Bikeshare program.

The high population and cost of houses in Washington have made it difficult for people to get homes. AreaVibes offers excellent services that enable individuals to find ideal rental houses of homes that they can buy. We provide seven options that one can use in searching for the best place to live in Washington, D.C.