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What You Need To Know About Moving to Washington DC

What You Need To Know About Moving to Washington DC

Posted under: District of Columbia and Moving

If you are considering a move to the Washington DC area, the first thing you need to know is that it is one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in the country in which to live. In fact most people who work in the nation's capital live in Virginia or Maryland instead of the city. Yet even the suburbs in these states that surround DC are very expensive. Many of those with jobs in and around DC choose long commute times in order to save on the cost of housing.

Cost-Of-Living

The cost of living in and around Washington DC is very high. It is not just the cost of owning or renting a home but everything else that is also higher than the national average. Expect to pay out more for groceries, childcare, entertainment, dining out, goods and services.

Homes

Whether you are looking for a home to buy or rent it is important to know that you will not be getting very much land, especially in the city. Developers favor town houses and condominiums in and around DC. If you're looking for a home with a big yard, you will definitely need to look into one of the far-flung suburbs and travel long distances to and from work.

Entertainment and Culture

One of the most exciting things about living near the capital is the fact that it is a hub of entertainment and culture. There are numerous venues that attract top level performers, concerts, Broadway shows and more. Professional sports teams representing almost every sport play in or near DC. And with a variety of free and fee-based tourist attractions within an easy drive of the metropolitan area, you're sure to never be bored.

Home services

Living in a major metropolitan area means that you expect to have easy access to fast Internet, cable TV, and home security. It addition to your traditional utilities, these are practically necessities today. However you may be surprised to find that if you choose to live in the suburbs further away from the city, there is a real possibility that your Internet and TV choices will be more traditional ones like satellite or DSL service. Use an online ZIP code search tool in order to find out what the options are where you are looking to move.

Spend time investigating and visiting the DC area before setting on the right neighborhood for you. A house in charming Frederick, MD can mean a very different type of life than a home in busy Arlington, VA. Welcome to the National Capital area.

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