Washington D.C. is not just our nation's capital. It's also not just a Federal district that exists under distinct laws and with a unique culture, or simply a repository of our nation's history, art, music, spacecraft, and nearly every other item of note that we've produced as a country. D.C. is a wonderful urban center for you to find yourself a new home in, and Homes.com can help you with the search today.
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Washington D. C. is best known for its history as the capital, together with its massive collection of monuments, museums and state buildings. It lies along the banks of the Potomac River on a site selected by George Washington and donated by the states of Virginia and Maryland in 1790. Due to retrocession in the years leading up to the United States Civil War, the District of Columbia is now much smaller than it was originally. The home to just about every federal agency in the country, its population and economy seem to revolve almost exclusively around government. But the city is home to a great many people, places, and things that are either only tangentially associated with it being the capital, or not associated with it at all. Though government jobs and tourism directly associated with the city's status as the nation's capital do make up the two largest pieces of the metropolitan area's economic pie, the city is also known for a variety of other growing industries, including pubic policy, education, scientific research and finance. The District is home to George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and a variety of other smaller colleges and institutions of learning.
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Aside from the Smithsonian Institution and its vast collection of libraries and museums, The National Archives, and the National Art Gallery, the city is also a national center for the performing arts, complete with a world-class symphony orchestra, opera, and ballet. Washington D.C. is also home to the famed U Street Corridor in Northwest D.C., also known as "Washington's Black Broadway," and its very own music genre, known as go-go, a percussive brand of post-funk rhythm and blues popularized by D.C. band leader Chuck Brown in the 1970s. D.C. is located in the mid-Atlantic coastal region of the U.S., where the city enjoys relatively mild weather in both winter and summer, and is only affected by blizzards every three or four years. It is, all in all, a wonderful place to call home. But if you're not yet ready to begin looking for your new home, then check out the complete listings at ForRent.com, where you can find Washington DC apartments to suit every need.