When you are considering a move to Washington, D.C., you have many options when it comes to choosing a neighborhood. One which consistently seems to fly under the radar is Edgewood. This section of town has no shortage of apartments for rent. Where it does fall short is in things to do.
Edgewood will never be known for its outstanding nightlife or fantastic dining establishments. If you are looking for those things, you will need to travel to another neighborhood or into downtown. But what Edgewood D.C. lacks in entertainment, it makes up for with a sense of community not typically found in the nation's capitol. If you don't mind a bit of a commute for your entertainment, you will love this small section of Washington, D.C.
Typical Edgewood DC apartments cost about $1,500 in rent each month. You can find a few units for just over $800, and you can find luxury units for close to $8,000 a month. When you choose any of these apartments, you are given some typical amenities and some that you don't expect in apartment buildings. Outfitted kitchens, in-unit laundry hook ups, and on-site maintenance are standard. Depending on where you live, you may be privy to landscaped courtyards, breakfast bars, floor-to-ceiling windows, and emergency maintenance.
Again, there isn't much in the way of dining or entertainment in this section of town. You won't find corner cafes or boutique shops. The closest dining establishments are at least a mile away. The closest shop is a thrift store called L & N Super Thrift Store Inc.
If you can live with the fact that you will have to travel outside of your small section of town to find something to do, you will love this neighborhood. Jump in your car and head into central Washington, D.C. for some of the most amazing sites in the nation. As you get closer to the heart of town, you will start finding more to do.
It is not difficult to find apartments in Edgewood Washington DC that allow your dogs and cats. You can even find apartments that do not restrict the size of your pet or its breed. When your pet needs to see a veterinarian, you can head over to Brooklyn Animal Care Center just under a mile away. According to NerdWallet, Washington, D.C. is the fifth most dog-friendly city in America. That fact is great news for you and your canine companion. You can find off-leash dog parks, hiking trails, shopping, and dining opportunities for you and your favorite pet. Leashed pets are welcome at several of the national monuments in the city, including the Lincoln Memorial.
There is very little need to own a car in this area. You have quick access to several rail stations and bus stops. The bus will carry you into downtown and surrounding areas. The train can get you to and from work or school quickly. If you want to travel outside of Washington, D.C., you can travel by air or rent a car.
You can enroll your children in any one of several public or private schools in the area. There are more than a dozen schools within a mile of Edgewood. There is also a Catholic school in the neighborhood. Public schools are run by the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). If you want to take classes yourself, you are just a train ride away from Georgetown University.