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Do You Need a Reason to Relocate to Washington, DC?

Every month thousands of newcomers arrive in Washington, DC to make their mark -- whether it's on Capitol Hill, one of DC's many non-profits or via an Embassy posting.   Regardless of why you're relocating to  Washington, DC, there are a number of positive benefits that many new arrivals don't anticipate.

Reasons to Move to Washington, DC

1. You Don't Need a Car

Similar to many other big cities, you don't need a car in Washington, DC. The city provides a number of public transportation options with its extensive, safe and very clean Metro bus and train system.   If you live close to a Metro station, you can get around without an expensive car payment or filling a gas tank every other day.

2. Abundance of History

Visitors and newcomers alike come to the city every year to enjoy the many museums and monuments, most at taxpayer expense. If you live in the city, you won't have to worry about picking your favorites. You'll have time to enjoy everything the city offers at your convenience.

3. Lots of Free Activities

Entertainment options are around every corner, but you don't have to pay for all of them. Many of the museums, open-air concerts and other types of entertainment are completely free, paid for by corporate and/or government sponsorships.

4. Diverse Food

Whether you're looking for the best Pad Thai, fresh sushi or the ultimate bacon cheeseburger, you can find it in Washington, DC. There's something open every hour of the day and you can choose from a wide variety of cuisines.

5. The Best Fireworks

Even though you can't see the fireworks all the time, every July fourth, it's only fitting that the nation's capital boasts the absolute best fireworks display.  Every year some 500,000 visitors jam the mall to watch the fireworks explode over the Washington Monument with the Capitol dome and Lincoln Monument providing a patriotic backdrop.

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