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Washington, DC

Why you'd want to live in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America and the seat of its three branches of government, as well as the federal district of the U.S. The city has an unparalleled collection of free, public museums and the lion's share of the nation's most treasured monuments and memorials. The vistas on the National Mall between the Capitol, Washington Monument, White House, and Lincoln Memorial are famous throughout the world as icons of the world's wealthiest and most powerful nation. D.C. shed its former reputation as a boring and dangerous city and it now has shopping, dining, and nightlife befitting a world-class metropolis. Travellers will find the city new, exciting, and decidedly cosmopolitan and international. via Wikitravel

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Lifestyle


National Mall

The main area of interest for most tourists will be the National Mall, the large urban park located in the center of DC between Constitution Ave. and Independence Ave. It is surrounded by several Smithsonian museums, such as the American History Museum and the Natural History Museum, monuments such as the Washington Monument and theLincoln Memorial, and other sites of interest like the Reflecting Pool and the National Mall Carousel. via TripAdvisor

Capitol Hill

While this area is obiously most famous for the government buildings it houses, visitors can also get a taste of neighborhood life by heading to Eastern Market flea and farmers market that has a wide array of local arts and crafts. A stroll down 8th street SE is also recommended - this strip includes several restaurants and bars worth checking out, including Belga Cafe, Banana Cafe and Piano Bar and Tapatinis. via TripAdvisor

Georgetown

Georgetown is known for the university holding the same name and hundreds of shops and restaurants, of course, but also for its historic homes, gardens that show off its history as a legendary 18th century port town. (The modern day Georgetown boasts a waterfront park and restaurant, business complex on the Potomac River). Named after King George II, the neighborhood also boasts the famous C&O Canal. via TripAdvisor

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is another great DC neighborhood. The area combines residential homes (look for some fine Beaux Arts, Richardsonian Romanesque, and Queen Anne homes) with modern office buildings, embassies (Massachusetts Avenue, the boulevard that cuts through the heart of DuPont Circle, is considered "Embassy Row") with a lively restaurant and nightclub scene. The centerpiece of this busy, urban space is the magnificent, white marble Dupont Memorial Fountain, designed by Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. via TripAdvisor

Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan is a hip neighborhood in NW DC. It's centered around the intersection at Columbia Rd. and 18th St NW. A lovely neighborhood filled with vibrant artwork and a diverse population. Home to a row of popular bars and clubs, Adams Morgan is peaceful during the weekdays but jumping at night and on the weekends, filled with bar-hoppers. Full of wonderful ethnic restaurants, you can find whatever youre craving, from Ethiopian and Indian to French and Mediterranean. A laid-back artsy neighborhood that's great for culture and the bar scene. via TripAdvisor

Washington Market Report

$701,804

AVERAGE PRICE OF 1,574 HOMES

$877,196

AVERAGE PRICE OF 144 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$842,888

AVERAGE PRICE OF 99 HOMES WITH A POOL

$1,766,756

AVERAGE PRICE OF 245 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$693,051

AVERAGE PRICE OF 505 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

$341,260

AVERAGE PRICE OF 25 DISTRESSED HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $701,804
Avg Bedrooms 2.75 beds
Avg Bathrooms 2.27 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $385,354
2 bedrooms $612,037
3 bedrooms $732,368
4 bedrooms $915,390
5 bedrooms $1,560,549
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Wilson High School 30 $819,483 115 days
Wilson High School 29 $988,681 72 days
Dunbar High School 10 $690,300 106 days
Roosevelt High School At Macfarland 6 $627,366 99 days
Eastern High School 5 $409,100 82 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 1,574 $701,804 68 days
Newly Built Homes 144 $877,196 62 days
Homes with a Pool 99 $842,888 55 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 245 $1,766,756 81 days
Reduced Price Homes 505 $693,051 89 days
Distressed Homes 25 $341,260 56 days

School Data

Highly Rated Washington Schools

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EATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

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HYDE-ADDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

JANNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

KEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

MURCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

SHEPHERD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

STODDERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

TUBMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

DEAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

OYSTER-ADAMS BILINGUAL SCHOOL
Middle School
Public