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Washington, DC homes for sale, DC Real Estate

Washington, D.C. has been the nation's capital since 1800 and home to every U.S. President since John Adams.  The French General Pierre L'Enfant, under the direction of George Washington designed the city's original plan.

This diamond-shaped area is bordered by Maryland on three sides and Virginia on the fourth.  The Potomac River flows along the common border between D.C. and Virginia.  The wide Anacostia River cuts through the northeast and southeast sections of the district and Rock Creek runs through the northwest.

The nations Capital is a lively, diverse and sophisticated city with people from all walks of life and all nationalities.  Residents enjoy a flourishing economy, excellent educational facilities, an efficient transportation network and the nation's largest collection of historic monuments and museums.

District of Columbia homes for sale can be found in esthetically pleasing neighborhoods with a feeling of open space, due in part to its low-rise skyline.  Since Federal law prohibits the construction of any building taller than the Capitol dome, no skyscrapers block residents' views.

Washington, D.C. is lavishly landscaped with many parks and green areas that enhance the quality of life for the city's residents.  Massive seasonal flower displays, planted and maintained by the National Park Service, contribute to the magnificence of our nation's Capital City.

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As an international capital, Washington is host to over 130 embassies from around the world.  The presence of foreign government officials attracts many international agencies such as the World Health Organization, The World Bank, IMF and the Organization of American States.  The District is also a center for international business and finance.

Residents are fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the finest cultural facilities in the world - over forty museums, three hundred and fifty historic sites and nationally and internationally famous institutions.  The fourteen museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institute draw more visitors than any other tourist attraction in the nation including Disneyland.  The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is just one of the District's many concert halls and theaters.  There are over five hundred artistic organizations, including small theatre groups, dance companies, chamber and jazz groups.

More than twenty-five percent of the land in the District of Columbia is devoted to parks, making it just a short stroll away from nearly any Washington DC Real Estate, and the recreational opportunities it presents are many.  For example, Rock Creek Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country, offers golf, tennis courts, exercise courses, jogging paths, bike trails, stables and bridle paths within its spectacular 1,754 acres.  Free recreation centers and athletic programs offer extensive activities year-round to all ages.

The District of Columbia is circled by the Capital Beltway, a large super highway, which provides an easy commuter link for residents from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs who work in the Capital.

Excellent public transportation is a major reason for the growth of the entire area.  Washington's Metrorail has been acclaimed as an outstanding, efficient subway system.  Commuter train service is provided by AMTRAK, MARC (Maryland Rail Commuter Service) and Virginia Railway Express.

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Washington National Airport is located just across the Potomac River in Arlington, VA and is linked by Metrorail to Washington, D.C. Two other international airports are just a short drive away. International embassies, world class hotels, and modern office buildings are all part of an extensive downtown revitalization program which has changed the face of the city.  Key parts of this renewal include the Washington Convention Center and the adjacent Techworld, the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation and Washington Harbor on the banks of the Potomac River.

Much more than just our nation's capital, the District of Columbia is a major tourist attraction and cultural center.  A city of monuments and museums, and a place where sightseeing abounds, it plays host to millions visitors every year. The many Washington DC homes for sale are found in unique and charming residential neighborhoods.

Washington's collection of excellent medical facilities includes fine hospitals such as Howard University, George Washington and Georgetown Hospital, which provide residents with the latest in health care.

The District also has a number of specialized facilities, nursing homes, shelters and rehabilitation centers.  The national capital area offers hundreds of academic programs through colleges and universities.  Many private universities are world famous and several of these illustrious institutions are members of The Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area.  Through the consortium, students have available to them not only the classes, faculty and libraries of their own university, but those of the other member universities as well.

Life in Washington, D.C.

Already discussed above are many of the amenities that add to the quality of life in the District of Columbia.  In addition, residents and visitors alike can enjoy free events almost every weekend - a kite flying contest, a parade, the Cherry Blossoms Festival, a marathon or celebrity watching.

Washington is also a city of ethnic festivals, keeping alive the traditions of the diverse people who call this dynamic community home.  Whether exploring charming neighborhood shopping districts or strolling through elegant indoor malls such as Georgetown Park and Mazza Gallery, the city is a shopper's paradise.

The District of Columbia is divided into four quadrants known as Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.  Over 600,000 people live in the District in more than 100 neighborhoods, each with its own flavor and personality.

Wherever newcomers choose to live, they will become part of an upbeat urban lifestyle that is not easily attained elsewhere.

Within Washington, D.C., the trendy streets of Georgetown and the "happening" downtown district are charming neighborhoods to explore for homes, apartments and other real estate, ranging from affordable to luxury.  A prominent communications and technology hub, Washington D.C. boasts five metro rail lines and a widespread bus route infrastructure to take suburban commuters and visitors alike to and from work or sight seeing adventures.

Home to a wealth of eateries, shopping centers, theaters, galleries, parks, fitness facilities and other forms of recreation and leisure locations, the capitol's metropolitan area is a popular destination from places near and far.

If you would like more information on Washington, DC and/or a comprehensive list of  Washington, DC homes for sale, call or email your Washington, DC real estate agent Kacem Benali at (202) 413-3052.

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