Overview of Washington
Finding fresh food
You won't have to go far to find fresh produce while you're renting in Washington D.C. Similar to other urban areas across the country, D.C. has a lack of space for gardening and harvesting fruits and vegetables. As a result, farmer's markets have become a booming success in this hub as residents seek fresh food straight from the countryside. About 160 farmer's markets set up shop in D.C. during the year, giving city dwellers plenty of different options.
Enjoying Mother Nature
Another bonus of living in Washington D.C. is the abundance of parks and community gardens located throughout the community. One of the most popular parks in D.C. is Glover Park, which is home to two community "victory" gardens where locals are free to plant their own seeds. Both of the victory gardens have composting areas, public water and fencing, giving people everything they need to get started on their own little patch of greenery. The park is situated in Rock Creek Park managed by the National Park Service.
The Glover-Archbald Community Garden is also located in D.C., giving you a different option depending on where you want to grow. This garden is about three acres in size, and 150 plots are available to the public. There is also a composting area at this park, as well as picnic tables and log seating for the utmost convenience.
Thriving arts and culture
If you want to be situated near cultural venues and performing arts centers during your apartment search, you won't have to go far in D.C. This metropolis has 80 theaters that put on more than 350 productions - attracting about 2 million people in D.C. - each year. In total, the capital has the second-highest per-capita number of theater productions every year - this makes it second only to New York City.
Whether you're going to be living alone in your 1 bedroom apartment or reside with a significant other, there's plenty to do throughout the D.C. area.