As we always say; if it's good enough for the President of the United States, it's got to be good enough for us! Old George Washington himself selected this lovely location along the Potomac River, and modern day residents enjoy taking strolling between the monuments, museums, and motorcades. Washington D.C. is split into four quadrants, with the U.S. Capitol building at the center. When searching for apartments, check out the hot cuisine in Penn Quarter, go dancing in Adams Morgan, or check out the rowhouses in Georgetown to get a good idea of what Washington DC has to offer.
Because so many movers and shakers want to live near the nexus of power, rent in Washington D.C. comes in on the high side. If you're looking for apartments in Washington D.C., studios and one-bedroom places generally start out around $1,500 a month. If you're in the market to rent more space, three-bedroom Washington DC apartments can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $7,000. But then again, with that high power government job you're probably not worried about rent, are you?
Politics, naturally, is the main business of Washington D.C with the federal government accounting for at least 1/3 of jobs in Washington DC. That being said, there are still plenty of jobs in other industries. Education, finance, public policy, and scientific research are all important sectors of the local economy.
When you're not working there are plenty of opportunities to explore all the national landmarks that are just a short trip from your apartment. Check out the White House and many famous memorials. Visit the National Archives, the Smithsonian museums and galleries, or the National Gallery of Art. Or you can watch the Washington Wizards, the Capitals, the Nationals, and the Redskins all play.