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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Brightwood Park is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 20,809. Living in Brightwood Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brightwood Park there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Brightwood Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Brightwood Park...
Population
20,809

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$501,261
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    200.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    241.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    136.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,474
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,982
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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The Fort Totten neighborhood is pretty empty right now. The proximity to the metro is great and access to three metro lines makes the rest of DC very accessible. But there are not too many businesses and restaurants right now, though many things are under construction. Really for shops and restaurants the best places to go are via metro - Brookland, Takoma Park, and Petworth are one stop away, and Capitol Heights is 2 stops. It's definitely a prime location for metro access, but everything else is pretty lacking.
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I've been living in DC my whole life so there is a lot of changes going on. The DC area is always great because we have different things to offer everyday. First off we have tourist through out the year that come to visit, we have our amazing President Obama and his family, our museums and buildings, different taste of cultures and all around DC is growing as a population. As I get older I do want to move outside of the metropolitan area because I am so familiar with everything around me. DC is a great place to be especially if you love an urban setting, arts, and just being a fast paced life. I will always come back to DC because this is where my family is and if my career takes me back there, but I am going to move as soon as I graduate and figure things out. I am DC and DC will always be me.
I believe that Washington DC is a great city, however it does have certain areas, such as Ward 7 and 8 which are starkly different from Wards 1 and 2. The education system in Washington DC is good depending on where you live. If you live near Massachusetts Avenue and on Wisconsin, you will have better quality education because of the amount of wealth in the area as opposed to living in Anacostia where the public schools are not very sound.