Aside from being the nation’s capital, filled with historical and cultural significance, Washington D.C. has plenty to offer its residents. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy a nice meal with loved ones, or learn something new by experiencing it firsthand, there truly is something for everyone.
From touring the monuments or attending the annual Cherry Blossom festival, here are five reasons why we’d consider moving to the District:
1. Free museums in D.C.
Washington D.C. is home to a plethora of museums for both locals and tourists alike. When you’re in town, you will find there is a mix of museum topics, related to art, history, culture, science and more.
Several museums in D.C. are free, including the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, the Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. Whether you want to take advantage of the numerous free museums or spend a bit more on ones charging an admission fee, such as the Newseum, you will never have trouble finding one with a topic of interest.
2. Parks and nature in and around D.C.
Even though city life is a big appeal for those living in the District, it’s easy to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The National Mall, the Tidal Basin and the U.S. National Arboretum all provide ways to get outside and see nature in a beautiful light. This is a bonus if you have young children or pets, as you will never be hard-pressed to find a nice outdoor spot for play time. The weather in D.C. is relatively mild and residents get to enjoy the beauty of experiencing all four seasons.
3. A robust job market
Government and politics may be the first areas that come to mind when thinking about career opportunities in the District. Although there are plenty of jobs in these areas, there are plenty of other industries you can get involved with. A few others include healthcare, defense contracting, tourism, media and communications, technology and more.
4. Incredible cuisine
Foodies will rejoice over the incredible selection of restaurants and delicious food to choose from across the city. Since there are so many cultures represented in D.C. and residents from many different ethnic backgrounds, everyone has something valuable to bring to the (dinner) table.
5. Historical monuments and culture in D.C.
While you are exploring all that D.C. has to offer, you will be surrounded by historical and culture significance nearly everywhere you walk. The National Mall consists of several world-famous monuments such as the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Korean War Veterans and World II Memorials, the Washington Monument and others. Each one of these monuments and memorials seeks to educate the public about the contributions each individual made in making America what we know today.
No matter what your reason is for moving to the Washington D.C. area, we hope you have a memorable experience. Ready to make the move? Learn more about our D.C. area moving services here.