- City in Virginia
Current Resident: Alexandria is a beautiful place to live, it has diverseness and has interest for everyone! Alexandria is about a 20 minute drive from D.C., although the traffic will make it seem longer. There are many things to do in Alexandria as well. There is Old town Alexandria and there is a variety of diverse different cultured foods in Old towne . There are big name clothing stores but little local ones too. There are beautiful little gardens and a waterfront that you can sit and enjoy your local ice cream. Alexandria is a great mixture for wanting to live close to the city but having your quiet time and being able to come back to your suburban neighborhoods.
- 151,473 Population
- City in Virginia
Current Resident: Arlington is a mixing bowl of job opportunities, people, and fun! There is incredible cuisine from many countries, authentic and delicious! Downtown has many options such as Ballston, Clarendon, Court House, Rosslyn, and more for exquisite restaurants, shopping, and night life. There are lots of trees despite the urban atmosphere. The school system is top in the state. The communities are diverse and offer a short commute into Washington, D.C.!
- 226,092 Population
- City in District of Columbia
Current Resident: I have lived in Washington D.C. all of my life and love every minute of it! D.C. can be an expensive city, but it is full of history and good times. Stick to Georgetown if you want to see the creme de la creme of D.C. society. You have the best restaurants, cafes and shopping all along M street. Adam's Morgan is where the young professionals (and interns) go to party and have a good time. You can also stay along Capital Hill near the Senate office buildings for some good local bars and taverns. If you head outside of D.C. such the surrounding neighborhoods in Montgomery County, MD and Old Town, Alexandria, then you find areas full of great restaurants and shopping. The nation's capital also has some pretty awesome museums that include free entrance to all of the Smithsonian's on the National Mall.
- 659,009 Population
- Suburb in Maryland
Current Resident: Kensington is a small suburb about eight miles from the Capitol dome as a bird flies. It has lots of schools and churches etc., and most people are pretty well off (not everyone). It does not have a lot of diversity. And people can pretty much ignore what is going on in the world around them if they want to. There are parks and a pretty nice downtown you can walk to from most parts of town. (Finally got a Chipotle and Five Guys - now there are three places to hang out, including Continental PIzza - at least til 8 pm.) That 's one problem; no place to hang out unless you go down to Bethesda or out to one of the malls, and that means driving or getting a ride. I have good friends in Kensington, and I have had a good life there. I just wish it were more welcoming to more kinds of people. Maybe it is just time to move out of the little pond and into the big wide ocean!
- 2,111 Population
- Neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
Current Resident: Friendship heights is a nice place for most, it has many shops, a movie theatre, plenty of nice restaurants and there are many shopping centers. The houses around it are nice and there's a lot of greenery but they're expensive to be in and it's a wealthy area.
- 7,244 Population
- Suburb in Maryland
Niche User: The area where I live is incredible. We have a top education system, and incredible opportunities to explore museums and natural parks. The public transportation system is effective and affordable, making access to Washington D.C. and Virginia easy. Overall the area is growing and developing successful businesses and there are several movie theaters and restaurants within walking distance from residential areas. Overall the place is safe, clean, and supportive of bigger and better businesses. I believe this area will continue to grow and improve over time.
- 9,618 Population