188 reviews
  1. City in District of Columbia
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      608
      264
    • Murder
      16
      5
    • Rape
      71
      37
    • Robbery
      490
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      526
      575
    • Theft
      3,928
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      559
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $69,235
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    15%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      30%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      23%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      17%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      19%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      11%
      14%

    Washington, D.C. Reviews

    188 reviews
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    Never a dull moment! Whether it's a new bar or artistic event, the opportunities are endless. Museums are free and always changing. There are also festivals and events that are free admission or no more than $20. Night life is also live and different each time. Whether it's Nelly's or bar hopping in Adams Morgan...classy or trashy...you choose! Plus the people you meet are liberal and fun!
    Washington is a great, bustling city. Something is always happening here and there's always something to do, whether its nightlife, gallery openings, museum special exhibits, discussions, or protests. It is an expensive city for living as commuting is expensive by public transportation and by car ownership. However, public transportation is extensive and good quality. Rent is also very expensive. The city is sharply divided by income but even less-income areas are being reformed and price of living is going up.
    I just moved to D.C. 6 months ago, I enjoy the balance of cosmopolitan accessibility - public transportation, international business, of cuisine from multi-cultural fusion. The access to historical information is unmatched compared to any other cities in the US. I highly recommend touring the monuments on a bike. Touring by bus is impersonal, and touring on foot can be exhausting; there are plenty of bike tour companies that will guide you, while also allowing you to stop, admire, and take pictures by the monuments. Then there's the free Smithsonian Museums - you could spend all day in one and still have not seen all of its exhibits. If you're just visiting, I recommend picking 2-3 museums you'd like to see, and set aside at least 3 hours for each. If you're looking to move here, it is a great scene for young professionals. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, places of worship, and fitness facilities that saturate the city.