Life as a Resident

The nation’s capital is an exciting place to live. It is not an unusual day here when you find yourself in the middle of the beauty of the stark white monuments framed by the serene Potomac River and lush cherry blossoms. You can frequently feel the history and the importance of things happening right around you.

Living in D.C. .

Our residents find themselves living comfortably in a variety of settings—be it an apartment in the hippest area of town or in a quieter home in the suburbs. There are numerous neighborhoods in DC to choose from as well as areas in Virginia and Maryland that are convenient to our program’s hospitals. We have residents who rent and residents who own as both are feasible. Most of our residents own cars as it is convenient. In addition, the Metro rail and bus systems are clean, cheap, and easy to use.

Activities in D.C. .

Situated midway along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the District of Columbia is unparalleled in the diversity of people, activities, and opportunities it has to offer. There is truly something for everyone. For the sports fan, the region boasts over eight professional teams including the Capitals who finished the best regular season of any team this past year, the Nationals who are playing in a brand new stadium, and the Redskins who are an area favorite.

For the cultural buff, there are countless museums to explore including the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution. On any given night, there are a variety of performances to see from the National Symphony, Opera, and Ballet at the Kennedy Center to jazz on the U-Street Corridor to the indie music scene at The Black Cat.

For the outdoor enthusiast, DC has an amazing amount of green including the National Mall, Rock Creek Park, and the circles of green peppering the city. Hiking, kayaking, and camping are only minutes away in Great Falls Park.

If these weren’t enough things to keep you busy, you may find yourself at one of Washington’s numerous restaurants. They range from fancy foodie favorites to hole-in the wall cheap eats. Those with a taste for ethnic will appreciate the Ethiopian and Malaysian offerings around town. After dinner, you can head out one of the many bars and clubs—Adams Morgan and Georgetown are area favorites.
Need to get away? Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and the Atlantic Ocean are only a short drive away.

Beyond all these activities, DC is simply a great city to live in. It has all the amenities of a big city but smaller, neighborhood feel. Whatever it is that interests you, you will surely find here.