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Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

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HOUSING

Housing Tips:

  • Check Local Facebook groups​​​​​​​

  • ValleyVista Apartments, Airbnb

  • Rent can vary. Expect around $1000, short term leases available

  • As you get further north towards Adams Morgan, it gets a little steeper

  • Please avoid using Craigslist as it is not very reliable​​   

 

Recommended Neighborhoods:

  • NoMa

  • Arlington

  • Petworth

  • Alexandria

  • Foggy Bottom

  • Georgetown

  • Dupont Circle

  • Bethesda

  • Capitol Hill

  • Tenleytown

  • Pentagon City

  • College Park

  • Adams Morgan

  • Columbia Heights

 

PLACES TO FIND HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

 

TRANSPORTATION

Modes of Transportation

  • Public transportation

    • Metro trains and buses​

  • Walk

    • Very walkable, can be hilly in some places

  • Biking

    • Very bike friendly, bike-shares and bike lanes around

  • Driving

    • Car not needed 

Transportation Specific to Washington​​​​

  • Metro Card - website​ 

    • Monthly Pass: $72-216, expect ~$170

    • Per ride: under $4.50

  • MARC train to Baltimore is $8 each way

  • Can fly in and out of BWI, its between DC and Baltimore

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Meridian Hills Park

Baked and Wired Bakery

Kayak on the Potomac River

 

MAP OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

In this map you will find specific information about housing, entertainment, transportation, and ​landmarks around the city. This map has a lot more information once expanded so be sure to check it out in depth

 CONTACT & ALUMNI NETWORK

Contact

People to contact, who have lived in this city before

Alumni Network 

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