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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
Washington, D.C. is a city in District of Columbia with a population of 659,009. Washington, D.C. is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Washington, D.C. offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Washington, D.C. there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Washington, D.C. and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Washington, D.C. are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$506,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Washington, D.C. Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    529
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    64
    41
  • Robbery
    339
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    261
    500
  • Theft
    3,529
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    367
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,935
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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The attractions have great history! Definitely an early 30's early 40's city. Plenty of place to eat and see. The traffic is my only concern. Traffic is always tight. not sure if creating more roads or allowing laws to limit vehicle access. Regardless, if you like waiting on a highway for 45 minutes to drive 3.5 miles then be my guest! Capital of the country- still pretty remarkable!
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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.
I live here! I am a Washingtonian, which means I was born and raised here. Over the years the city has evolved, and it is now quite the little young professional hub type of place. It has become a lot more multi-cultural, and is an exciting place to live. Our Smithsonian museums are free, our zoo is free, and there is much to see and do! Great restaurants of ALL kinds of ethnic cuisine, and a vibrant night life. We have a very clean, and pretty safe subway system. It's of course not perfect, but it truly is a cool place to live!