Washington, D.C.

168 reviews
  1. City in District of Columbia
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      608
      264
    • Murder
      16
      5
    • Rape
      71
      37
    • Robbery
      490
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      526
      575
    • Theft
      3,928
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      559
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $69,235
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    15%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      30%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      23%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      17%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      19%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      11%
      14%

    Reviews

    168 reviews
    • Excellent
      32
    • Very Good
      51
    • Average
      73
    • Poor
      9
    • Terrible
      3
    Never a dull moment! Whether it's a new bar or artistic event, the opportunities are endless. Museums are free and always changing. There are also festivals and events that are free admission or no more than $20. Night life is also live and different each time. Whether it's Nelly's or bar hopping in Adams Morgan...classy or trashy...you choose! Plus the people you meet are liberal and fun!
    • Former Resident
    • 2 months ago
    I just moved to D.C. 6 months ago, I enjoy the balance of cosmopolitan accessibility - public transportation, international business, of cuisine from multi-cultural fusion. The access to historical information is unmatched compared to any other cities in the US. I highly recommend touring the monuments on a bike. Touring by bus is impersonal, and touring on foot can be exhausting; there are plenty of bike tour companies that will guide you, while also allowing you to stop, admire, and take pictures by the monuments. Then there's the free Smithsonian Museums - you could spend all day in one and still have not seen all of its exhibits. If you're just visiting, I recommend picking 2-3 museums you'd like to see, and set aside at least 3 hours for each. If you're looking to move here, it is a great scene for young professionals. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, places of worship, and fitness facilities that saturate the city.
    • Current Resident
    • 1 month ago
    It's the hustle and bustle of big city living without the suffocation of skyscrapers every where you look. There's always so much energy and excitement rather it be the tourist headed to the monument for their first visit, or a drum circle outside the Verizon center. Gentrification has done a lot to the city and the paradox of it requires much more than one-hundred characters. Finding a balance between running people who lived and strived in this city for years out but then continuing to improve and develop it. My girlfriend who grew up in DC describes it as a much different place today from what it used to be; both positive and negative. Moving to DC almost three years ago with no contrast, I say it's a beautiful city that represents this country; both positive and negative.
    • Nearby Resident
    • 1 month ago