Washington DC Metro Area Guide

While searching for an apartment to rent in Washington, DC you should take time to explore this city’s rich culture and history. Washington, DC is such a diverse city that it is sure to offer something that is of interest to everyone.

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The National Mall at the center of the city is a great place to begin your exploration of Washington. The National Mall is an open park that features many things to see. Sites near the national mall include the Washington Monument, National Pier and reflecting pool, the Lincoln Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, The Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Just taking in all these famous monuments can take hours but is well worth your time. Another must see outdoor area is the Tidal Basin. The Tidal Basin is home to rows of cherry blossom trees, which bloom in spring and are celebrated by the cherry blossom festival. The Tidal Basin also features the FDR Memorial, the George Mason Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.

Another feature of Washington that you will definitely want to take time to take in is the Smithsonian Museum. There are many different museums within the Smithsonian but some of the most famous are the National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, the Sackler and Freer Galleries, the Smithsonian American Art Center, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Zoo located in Woodley Park.

Washington is also a center for performing arts and music. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, The Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet. Washington is also home to independent theater companies such as Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre. For other music visit the U Street Corridor or Madam’s Organ and Blues Alley.

Washington also has a lot to offer in the way of sports. Washington is home to the NBA’s Washington Wizard’s the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and MLB’s Washington Nationals. The NFL’s Washington Redskins play nearby in Landover, Maryland.

As you can see, Washington D.C. has plenty to offer their apartment residents. Also, along with being the epicenter of all government activity, filled with memorials and museums, colleges and law schools, entertainment, and sports teams, there are also tons of beautiful Washington DC apartments available as well. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Washington D.C. has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Washington D.C. area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

In addition to the areas listed on the right side of the page and the popular cities in the section further down the page, you can also check out the following areas for your next apartment rental:

Alexandria Area Apartments:

Alexandria Apartments

Arlington County Area Apartments:

Arlington Apartments
Rosslyn Apartments

Fairfax County Area Apartments:

Annandale Apartments
Centerville Apartments
Fairfax Apartments
Falls Church Apartments
Herndon Apartments
Reston Apartments

Montgomery County Area Apartments:

Bethesda Apartments
Chevy Chase Apartments
Gaithersburg Apartments
Germantown Apartments
Rockville Apartments
Silver Spring Apartments

Prince Georges County Area Apartments:

Bladensburg Apartments
College Park Apartments
District Heights Apartments
Greenbelt Apartments
Hyattsville Apartments
Laurel Apartments
Oxon Hill Apartments
Riverdale Apartments
Suitland Apartments
Upper Marlboro Apartments

Prince William County Area Apartments:

Dumfries Apartments
Manassas Apartments

South Anne Arundel County Area Apartments:

Annapolis Apartments
Odenton Apartments

Spotsylvania County Area Apartments:

Fredericksburg Apartments

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