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Old 10-31-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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You know what? I’m going to walk that back. DC has reasonable nightlife offerings. It definitely is no Boston. It HAS improved in recent years. I wasn’t being fair. What I don’t like is DC’s non-black nightlife crowd.
Well what's right about your premise is that DC is definitely a "work based" city, there is a definite hustle and bustle based around working/careers that cannot be denied. However, the play options are very plentiful in the area too. I'm going beyond "nightlife" which we typically hone in on, the day time "play" options are in abundance too, beyond having a beach.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Not just DC proper, but the entire DC area is undergoing rapid changes that are surprising to witness.

DC has to be among the most exciting cities to live in right now and over the next 10 years.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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You know what? Iím going to walk that back. DC has reasonable nightlife offerings. It definitely is no Boston. It HAS improved in recent years. I wasnít being fair. What I donít like is DCís non-black nightlife crowd.
No it is not...geesh. I like Boston was quite surprised by how sleepy it is at night when I visited a few years back.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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Well what's right about your premise is that DC is definitely a "work based" city, there is a definite hustle and bustle based around working/careers that cannot be denied. However, the play options are very plentiful in the area too. I'm going beyond "nightlife" which we typically hone in on, the day time "play" options are in abundance too, beyond having a beach.
Eh, DC has good parks and cultural institutions, but itís nothing special in the outdoors department. No recreational lake, not much in the way of camping and hiking, and a pretty bad climate. DCís winters are worse than most people think, and summers are unbearably hot and humid.

Youíre right about the personality of the city. Iíve never been anywhere where people were more obsessed with their work, and talking about their work in social situations. Itís not as if people in New York, Boston and Silicon Valley arenít supremely ambitious and focused on their careers. They just know how to leave that **** at work.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Eh, DC has good parks and cultural institutions, but itís nothing special in the outdoors department. No recreational lake, not much in the way of camping and hiking, and a pretty bad climate. DCís winters are worse than most people think, and summers are unbearably hot and humid.
I wonder why you're passing off your opinion on DC's weather as a fact?

I happen to like DC's even seasons. DC is not far from skiing, and the beach in the summer. Beautiful fall colors, and spring (cherry) blooms.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I wonder why you're passing off your opinion on DC's weather as a fact?

I happen to like DC's even seasons. DC is not far from skiing, and the beach in the summer. Beautiful fall colors, and spring (cherry) blooms.
Yes, hot is subjective, but if youíre not willing to admit that DC is hot and humid in the summer, I donít think we can have a reasonable discussion about the city.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.2f59ee204754
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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Yes, hot is subjective, but if youíre not willing to admit that DC is hot and humid in the summer, I donít think we can have a reasonable discussion about the city.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.2f59ee204754
Yes, DC is hot and humid during the summer. Which is what many people want their summer to be. Hot and humid summers encourage water sports and beach time.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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Eh, DC has good parks and cultural institutions, but itís nothing special in the outdoors department. No recreational lake, not much in the way of camping and hiking, and a pretty bad climate. DCís winters are worse than most people think, and summers are unbearably hot and humid.
DC isn't Denver when it comes to outdoors recreation, but it's not bad. You can boat, kayak, etc. along the Potomac, and the Chesapeake Bay isn't far away, which has a few beaches. And of course, when it comes to day/weekend trips, there are lots more options--including proximity to other Bos-Wash cities.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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No it is not...geesh. I like Boston was quite surprised by how sleepy it is at night when I visited a few years back.
Very surprising for a city with so many students.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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Very surprising for a city with so many students.
Precisely...that was quite unexpected.
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