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Making the Move to Washington DC

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The nation’s capital is a cosmopolitan city that rewards ambition and perseverance. It’s also a hodge-podge of cultures and cuisines – anyone who’s lived here has left an indelible mark on the city.

If you think Washington D.C. should be your next home, read on for more information on the nation’s capital.

Why move to Washington DC?

Quality of life. Washington DC consistently ranks among the best places to live in the United States because of the progressive environment, robust job market, and the wide range of activities that can be enjoyed here. Aside from the vibrant restaurant and music scene, residents can visit the capital’s world-famous landmarks.

Public transport. Residents have access to efficient public transportation via the Metrorail SmarTrip. But the DC Metro Area is so well-planned and pedestrian-friendly that you can walk to work from your home in most cases. A 2019 George Washington University report even proclaimed the area “a model for walkable urban development” with high development density, multiple forms of transportation, and lenient zoning rules.

Housing. Buyers have a wide selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and, of course, luxury condos, to choose from. Prevalent architectural styles include Colonial, Cape Cod, Spanish Revival, and more.

And according to SmartAsset, property taxes are very low, with the average effective property tax rate hovering at 0.56%, which eases some of the burden of homeownership.

Recreation. DC residents have access to some of the best restaurants, cafes, and shops in the country. And when they’re not busy dining on fantastic food, locals are busy exploring the parks, museums, libraries, monuments, and music venues that the capital is known for.

Popular attractions in and around DC include:

  • United States Capitol and Capitol Hill
  • White House
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • National Mall
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Zoological Park

DC is also home to some of the nation’s greatest sports teams, including the Redskins, Nationals, and Wizards.

How to make the move to Washington DC

Pick a neighborhood. Washington DC has 21 neighborhoods, each with its own flavor and identity. And that’s not mentioning the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia, which make up the DMV Area.

Some of DC’s most in-demand neighborhoods include:

  • Georgetown
  • Capitol Hill
  • Adams Morgan
  • Foggy Bottom
  • Logan Circle
  • Columbia Heights

Heller Colley Reed can help you find some of the finest condos in Washington DC. Contact the team today to start your search.

Find a property. DC offers a mix of older homes and new construction. Buyers are spoilt for choice when it comes to sleek and modern condos within walking distance of offices, stores, and restaurants. Find the perfect property via MLS and through one of Heller Colley Reed’s well-connected agents.

Ready to make the move to Washington DC? Heller Colley Reed can help you find the perfect home – they’re the #1 luxury condo team in the area. You can contact them here. You can also reach out at 888.907.6643, 301.674.2829, and HellerColeyReed(at)gmail(dotted)com for a consultation.