Top Reasons to Move to the D.C. Area
There is a reason why the Washington, D.C. metro area is one of the best places to raise a family. One of the reasons is its diversity of neighborhoods to buy a house. If you are looking for an urban lifestyle or something slower pace, our city has it. Come explore neighborhoods, such as Rosslyn, Georgetown and Bethesda.
In this article, I have highlighted some of the top neighborhoods to buy real estate property in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Known as the area that is home to Georgetown University(Hoya Saxa!), the Georgetown neighborhood is perhaps best known for its fancy shops, expensive eateries, and its “old city” atmosphere. If you can afford the expensive real estate, it is arguably the top neighborhood to purchase a home in the DMV area. You can walk everywhere. The area is also home to some of the top private schools, such as Georgetown Day and Georgetown Prep Schools.
Some activities to do in the Georgetown are strolling along the Chesapeake, exploring the Ohio Canals and walking through the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks. I recommend this neighborhood if you are looking for an urban, historical neighborhood and want a short commute to the National Mall.
Located across the Potomac River from Georgetown lies the suburban neighborhood of Rosslyn. It’s a neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia and located off the blue metro line. The region is perhaps known for some of the DC area’s most famous monuments, such as Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.
In Rosslyn, you have a balance between a nearby city and a hometown vibe. In addition, this neighborhood is ideal for a homebuyer who also wants a view of the Potomac River, wants a slower pace of life, and wants to be close to a metro area.
Similar to Rosslyn, Bethesda is also the ideal place for a homebuyer if you are looking for a balanced atmosphere with both city and suburbia. One activity that I recommend doing in the area is exploring the area of Downtown Bethesda, which is located right off the red line. The area has superb restaurants and many shops to entertain you.
One restaurant that I enjoyed was American Tap Room. Unlike the suburban of Rosslyn, the area of Bethesda is very similar to the urban District due to its faster pace. Although the area is expensive, it is part of the Montgomery County school system, which is one of the best school districts in the country. The area is also home to some top-notch private schools, such as Landon School and Holton-Arms School. I recommend this neighborhood if you are looking for exceptional schools and want the typical, fast-paced, Northeastern lifestyle.
There are many options to choose from when looking to buy a property. You must ask various questions, such as do I want to drive a car or take the metro to work? Do I want to raise my family in an urban lifestyle, or a suburban area? Do I want my children to go to public or private school?
Although moving to a new city can be stressful, it does not have to be. Just know what you are looking for. Welcome to the DC area! You will not be disappointed that you moved here.