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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,029
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,542
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    318
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    344
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    163
    500
  • Theft
    3,154
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    361
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,807
National
$55,322
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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The area is improving. The waterfront is a fun place to hang out with many interesting restaurants and businesses, however; allowing cars to drive into the Wharf was a bad idea, they should set up a parking area and either shuttle people, or let them walk for a block or two. The city should also plan better for the parking problems that residents are facing with the new developments.
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Southwest has a wide range of fun and exciting activities all ages can participate in. From children stories at the library to a fun playdate near the playground. Southwest waterfront is the place to go.
One of the main problems in this area is people move here from all over and have a better chance at finding a job or starting a career. The actual Washingtonian( someone born and raised here is seen as less qualified because of the educational system here in the District. Washington D.C. Over the last decade and a half has had people migrate here and with the current population there simple is not enough of an opportunity for everyone. If you don't have at least a bachelors degree you can expect to make between $10- $15 an hour. Which is not enough, considering a decent apartment in a good neighborhood is going to cost at the minimum $1200 a month. With required income of $33- 35,000 for a One bedroom.