The definition of "young" is constantly changing - whether college is 10 months or 10 years behind you, you're still the kind of guy or gal looking to make a home in a big city. But New York and Boston aren't for everyone - so consider a different kind of East Coast city: Washington, D.C.
Without a doubt, D.C. is the place you want to be if you're thinking of a career in politics. But our nation's capital has a lot more to offer than political clout and tons of embassies and history. First, there's the museums, the sports, the award-winning restaurants, the bar scene and finally, the surprisingly affordable housing. In need of cheap apartments for rent in Washington, D.C.? Look no further than Barry Farm.
Barry Farms is located just to the south east of downtown D.C., right across the Anacostia River. It's a cozy neighborhood, bisected by the Suitland Parkway for easy driving access and only a short bike ride or metro trip from all the action downtown. In fact, right around the corner from your new home is Anacostia Metro, across from Savoy Playground, just one of the many parks in the neighborhood.
While you'll undoubtedly want to be enjoying your time downtown at some of the city's best bars or in Georgetown or around G.W. University, where college life is thriving, Barry Farm itself is a great neighborhood to hang out in. The Washington Post reported that the median age is around 23, with the majority of residents being single. But for young parents in search of affordable housing, Barry Farm is an attractive D.C. locale as well. There are lots of young families around, and the nearby neighborhoods are packed with more public parks and great schools.
That said, the real clincher for Barry Farm residents tends to be sports.
Cheap apartments for rent are great, but a person needs entertainment. Enter: D.C.'s biggest sports teams.
NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL - you name it - if you're a sports fan, Barry Farm is the neighborhood for you. You're only a 20 minute ride on the Washington Metrorail green line from the Verizon Center, where you can catch the Washington Wizards play basketball or the Washington Capitals tear up the ice in hockey season. Eager for baseball season? When the time comes, just hop on the green line out of Barry Farm to the Navy Yard Metro across the river and enjoy a Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park. You can even walk if you've got a free half hour!
Are you a soccer fan? Hop on D.C.'s Metrobus and head to RFK Stadium, where you can catch the DC United tending goal. Or watch the Washington Redskins take on all comers at FedEx Field just over the border in Maryland.
Fans will especially love the Barry Farm neighborhood thanks to the Goodman League, which hosts charity games and events featuring some of the best college and NBA players in the U.S. And it's right in your backyard in Barry Farm.
Cheap apartments for rent can be found in Washington, D.C., but not always with a killer neighborhood to match them. Barry Farm has it all: sports, affordable housing and a lively, youthful atmosphere. Best of all, the Washington Post recently reported that Barry Farm was selected for community redevelopment, so you can expect this corner of D.C. to be a major up-and-comer in the next few years.