Washington, District of Columbia 

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Population

672,391

+15.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$69,235

Median Home Price

$597,900

Best Places to Live in Washington, District of Columbia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Washington, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Washington
 $499,000 
2526 17th St NW Apt 203
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 950 SqFt
 $460,000 
422 58th St NE
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2336 SqFt
 $1,595,000 
5721 Utah Ave NW
Bed 6 | Bath 4 | 4078 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Washington
Zip Codes: 20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 53 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Washington is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Washington jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Washington's cost of living is 73.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Washington's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Washington, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
District of Columbia county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Washington's population is 672,391 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 15.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Washington is $597,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Washington public schools spend $28,494 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Washington. More Education


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Housing Market in Washington

It's a good time to buy in Washington. Home Appreciation is up 5.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Washington Real Estate

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Reviews for Washington   96 Reviews
Great town with it's challenges - 7/18/2019
Moved to DC 40 years ago from Mpls-St. Paul. DC is an amazing town. Downside is people are very competitive, everything is expensive. Great restaurants, foodie heaven... Read More

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Day to Day Life is Stressful - 11/14/2017
I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... Read More

Washington, DC - 9/28/2015
I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 53 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN WASHINGTON
$499,000
2526 17th St NW Apt 203
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$460,000
422 58th St NE
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$1,595,000
5721 Utah Ave NW
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$624,999
6118 Sligo Mill Rd NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$1,799,999
1940 Upshur St NW
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$1,095,000
3728 Legation St NW
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$2,575,000
3835 Harrison St NW
Bed 5 | Bath 6

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