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Old 08-17-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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D.C. itself is just the tiniest of tiny little dots on the map. Everything else? Southern town with more strip malls than I have ever seen. Everything down there is in a strip mall. I mean, Tyson's Corner and Occocuan (spelling?) are really nifty places but sheesh.
Than you was not in D.C. You was in Northern Virginia. You'll be hard pressed to find strip malls inside the district. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find detached homes in DC. Washington DC has some of the greatest architecture of rowhomes in the United States. DC is one of the most walkable cities in the country and many vibrant areas scattered around the city. I've spent countless hours in bars and clubs past the hour of 2am inside DC on Friday and Saturday nights. DC does have southern characteristics, but it is not a Southern town (nor is it a Northern town). You keep mentioning your experiences in NOVA and take it as that is how DC is and that is truly not the case.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: moving again
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ditto

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DC does have southern characteristics, but it is not a Southern town (nor is it a Northern town).
Nor is it a town. It's A city. A mid-Atlantic city with more northern Characteristics than southern imo
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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D.C. itself is just the tiniest of tiny little dots on the map. Everything else? Southern town with more strip malls than I have ever seen. Everything down there is in a strip mall. I mean, Tyson's Corner and Occocuan (spelling?) are really nifty places but sheesh.
Something bad must have happened to you in DC to come up with lies like this. The tiniest of tiny little dots? Funny...

Tysons Corner, as it's already mentioned here, has more commercial office space than most major city downtowns: Downtown Tysons Corner, a business center just outside of DC is larger than Downtown Atlanta: Local 'Fringe City' Becomes Bigger Than Atlanta

Another suburb right outside of DC, Arlington Virginia, has more private office space than downtown Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Denver. As of July 1, 2008: Profile : CPHD : Arlington, Virginia

The two facts mentioned above is more about NoVa. Going back to DC. If you count all the private office space in downtown DC and combine all the federal buildings, it would boast the second largest downtown office space market in the country - behind only NYC.

This proves that your comment, "The tiniest of tiny little dots", is a total lie.

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Old 08-17-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Nor is it a town. It's A city. A mid-Atlantic city with more northern Characteristics than southern imo
best way to describe it IMO.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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this TROLL doesn't know what he's talking about.....DC ....stays open till 3/4am...dat's why the metro trains run till 3am on fridays & sat.
And DC is not a dump....why do u think it's one of the most expensive cities to live in Now....All the money/rich folks are coming in pushing out all the poor folks to PG county, MD and baltimore...lol...the next time u DC visit ChevyChase/Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Glover Park/Georgetown, Chinatown, Adams Morgan, Dupont Cicle, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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Likely because the residents of DC are not obsessed with their city and don't randomly bring it up in every thread.
Great point missionhome. I'm with you. Gets soooo old. Hopefully some of the Houston folks read your comment.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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They know!
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: AZ
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this TROLL doesn't know what he's talking about.....DC ....stays open till 3/4am...dat's why the metro trains run till 3am on fridays & sat.
"Dat's"???

Did you just say "dat's"? Oh dear.

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Old 08-18-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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DC looked as good as ever. Recently, we hiked along the Billy Goat Trail/Great Falls tapped off by dinning at a great Thai Restaurant on Conn. Ave. The city seems to becoming more and more urban/civilized and livable- quicker than any where I've been to in the US.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I'd just like to state, for the record, that not every Chicagoan hates DC. I like it. Coldwine's entitled to his/her opinion, though it does seem to be be based more on NoVA than the District itself.

Look, I think the greatest cities in America are NYC, Chicago and SF. I wouldn't quite put DC on that level, but it's a fine city in its own right and I do think it is somewhat misunderstood.
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