Student Housing Washington
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About Washington DC
Washington is the capital city of the United States of America. In the 1790s, this city was chosen by the U.S. congress to act as the official seat of government. The city is near the Potomac river and is near the states of Maryland and Virginia. Washington, or simply D.C., is also home to multiple cultural and historical sites. The mix of cultures that exist in this city gives it a very multicultural feel. The city's architecture contains many classic, neo-classic, and conservatism-styled buildings as well as influences of Modernism. The city's planner was French army engineer Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who fought in the civil war and added many Baroque-styled buildings to the town in the 18th century.
Suburbs in Washington DC
This section will list our top picks for the best places to live in Washington, D.C.
Capitol Hill is one of the best neighbourhoods in Washington D.C. Located in the west end, this suburb has significant sights such as the Supreme Court and the Congress Library. This suburb is among the oldest in Washington and has many shops and businesses to cater to your needs. It is also one of D.C.'s most populated suburbs.
Dupont Circle and Logan Circle
These two suburbs come hand in hand regarding the best places to live in Washington, D.C. These two suburbs are near the downtown and are full of attractions and unique restaurants. The two most iconic streets in these neighbourhoods are 14th Street, in the suburb of Logan circle, and Connecticut Avenue, in the suburb of Dupont circle; there, you'll find significant attractions and unique shops and restaurants for a fun day out.
These two suburbs also are great for walks as they have charming walking streets and are ideal for exploring the suburbs. You can also check out our Dupont Residence, near both suburbs.
This part of town is renowned for its charming parks and museums and is among the newest additions to the city. Navy Yard is located southwest of the city; this suburb offers a great atmosphere through its greenery and multiple attractions, including Nationals Park and the Navy Museum.
This part of town used to be independent and later incorporated with the rest of the city; today, it is known for its prestigious universities. This brief period of independence allowed this part of town to develop its unique character. It is a student city with multiple great places to hang out and charming canals. The oldest part of this suburb is Northern Georgetown which has historical residential units.
This suburb is between the Whitehouse and Dupont circle and is an upscale Neighbourhood. It is near George Washington University and has some of the city's most iconic hotels. It also contains the National Geographic museum.
This suburb is known for its iconic nightlife and food scene. It is a great place to be if you're a student, as you'll have plenty of places to hang out. It is also ideal for walking and has fantastic scenery. It also contains the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park.
Life in Washington
Life in Washington is a unique experience; this city has everything from busy business streets to beautiful parks. The city is bursting with culture, fantastic nightlife and great places for strolls. It also has some of the best universities in the United States, including the University of George Washington. You can also experience the city's history through its old districts and classical buildings. The city also contains various monuments and iconic buildings, such as the White House, the Smithsonian Museum, the Washington Monument, and the United States Capitol.
Cost of Living in Washington DC
Housing costs in Washington DC
Washington, D.C.'s average housing cost for a one-bedroom apartment is 1700 USD. However, the cheapest option is sharing a flat, which can go down to 620+ USD per month.
On average, grocery costs would cost you 4,444 USD for 30 days.
The cheapest way to commute is by bike; however, for public transit, you can get the unlimited 30-day Metrorail/Metrobus pass that gives you unlimited access for 30 days with a price range of $64.00 to $192.00 per month.
The average utility cost in Washington, D.C., is $246 per month and includes (electricity, gas, internet, and water).
Transportation in Washington DC
The metro rail is one of the most reliable transportation systems in Washington D.C. and takes up to 60000 passengers daily and passes through 97 stations.
This bus system has a fleet of 1500 buses.
Shared rides can cost you $1.20 per mile, and taxi rides cost $2.16 per mile.
Washington has a bike culture, and biking is very common there, as well as bike-sharing apps.
D.C. is one of the most crowded cities in the U.S., making driving difficult. The city has numbered diagonal roads. Many companies offer parking services as the city has limited parking.
Attractions in Washington
The Washington Monument is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Washington DC, along with the White House, and was once the world's tallest structure. The monument was completed in 1884 in honour of George Washington's achievements.
Constructed to honour Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, it is located in a temple-like structure in Greek-revival style. It contains a marble statue of the late president and is located at the end of the National Mall park.
United States Capitol.
The Capitol is the base of the United State's legislative branch. It is where the U.S. congress has been meeting since the 1800s, and throughout multiple conflicts, some parts were burned, looted, and later rebuilt. The first president to swear the oath in the Capitol was Thomas Jefferson, a year after its completion.
Library of Congress.
Built-in the 1800s, the Library of Congress is the United States national library and the world's largest. It is not only a vital library, but also a cultural icon. Its many resources are of great use to researchers and Congress members. The building has a variety of styles, from Art deco buildings to modern ones, and is a classic piece of American history.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
This museum was built in 1838 and has Roman-style architecture with a classical dome. Many pieces were gradually added to the museum through acquisitions, expeditions, and gifts. The museum focuses on natural history, natural specimens, and artefacts. It is a must-visit if you're in D.C.
Top universities in Washington
Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is located in the historic suburb of Georgetown and faces the Potomac river. It ranks 227th worldwide. It accommodates 17,800 students in its extensive facilities.
George Washington University:
Then George Washington University dates back to 1821 and ranks 352nd worldwide. It's got a large student body made up of 26,000 students and has multiple student organisations. It is also made up of 10 schools, most notably the Business school, Law school, and the school of International affairs. The main campus is located in the Foggy Bottom suburb. The nearest accommodation to this university is the Foggy Bottom Residence.
The American University accommodates 12,000 students and ranks between 471-490 worldwide. It was founded in 1893. It's on an extensive ground of 84 acres, including the Arboretum and the Botanical Garden. It's known for its liberal arts curriculum.
Howard University was established in 1867 and currently ranks 551-600 worldwide. It is a very diverse university with a wide range of studies ranging from business to Pharmacy to education. It's got many more schools and covers an area of 256 acres.
Nearby Cities Washington
Nearby cities to Washington DC include Arlington, Philadelphia, New York, Raleigh, and Greensboro.