Background: Panorama of the George Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, photo by Josh Carolina

Discovering and Moving to Washington DC

Moving to Washington DC

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Washington DC

Washington DC is not a state, but a federal district as specified by Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution

Washington, D.C. has much to offer. It has has many opportunities for employment with government contractors, government jobs, and employment servicing the government along with its contractors, the region around Washington, D.C. consistently enjoys one of the nation's lowest rates of unemployment. D.C. is pricey, but many inhabitant feel that these amenities in the area more than make up for the high living costs. These amenities include great cultural diversity. Itís typical to hear people speaking Chinese, Russian, French or, Spanish in your local food market, and the restaurants in DC reflect the array of foreign influences. Any sort of cuisine you desire can be find here.

Another bonus of Washington, D.C. are the free museums. Although some of the newer museums, like the Spy Museum along with the Newseum (a magnificent interactive museum featuring the trends and history of the media) charge admission. Located in the middle of downtown Washington D.C. are the Smithsonian museums, which includes the Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, the National Air & Space Museum. and the National Gallery of Art. And all are free!


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    Washington DC Airports. Three major airports serve the district. Located on the other side of the Potomac River from downtown Washington in Arlington, Virginia, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is primarily responsible for domestic flights. Large international flights land and leave Washington Dulles International Airport, 42.3 km west of the district in the districts of Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia. Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport is 51.1 km northeast of the district in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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