Figuring Out Where to Live in Washington DC
Where to live in DC is an interesting dilemma and one that I hear pondered all the time by people new to the DC area. It’s also purely a matter of preference because DC truly has something for everyone. In other words, it depends what you are looking for in a DC neighborhood and how much you have to spend.
In terms of Washington DC property, if you are interested in a suburb within the city, there are some great neighborhoods that would work well for you – namely Chevy Chase, Forest Hills, and Crestwood, just to name a few. If you are looking for a hip area with lots of bars and restaurants that you can walk to, then we’re talking about neighborhoods like U Street, H Street NE, and Adams Morgan. And if you like rowhouse neighborhoods that are more affordable but still within 15-20 minutes of downtown, then you might be interested in Petworth or Brightwood.
Seriously, DC has dozens of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor. Some neighborhoods like Penn Quarter and Foggy Bottom in downtown DC, are almost exclusively condos. While Riggs Park, on the other hand, is a quiet neighborhood of townhomes built mostly in the 1950s, with a subway station (Fort Totten) and homes priced around $300,000.
Looking for neighborhoods close to metro – how about Takoma Park, Cleveland Park, or Columbia Heights? Like to hike and bike – then you might be interested in a neighborhood within walking distance to Rock Creek Park – 16th Street Heights, Hawthorne & Colonial Village would fit the bill. Off the beaten path is Palisades, which is west of Georgetown and has a quaint village feel and the best pizza in DC. As you can see, the list goes on and on.
So now that I’ve given you a taste of your choices, you’ll need help narrowing them down based on neighborhood characteristics, location, and price. What you need is a good real estate agent!. I would be thrilled to help you with your search and purchase of DC real estate. I’m a realtor with Long & Foster, am originally from NYC, and have lived in DC for over 20 years. I know this city and it’s neighborhoods inside and out and will be an asset to you as you move through the process. Not only that, but it will be fun!
I’d love to hear from you whether you are just beginning the process or are ready to go. I’d also be honored to be your guide as you figure out where to live in DC.
I love living, working and playing in the Washington DC area and will be a true advocate for you before, during, and after your home purchase. Whether you are looking at a home, rowhouse or luxury condo anywhere in the DC real estate area, you can be sure your needs will be met and your requirements for a home taken as my top priority. It really pays to have someone who knows the area.
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