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Old 05-03-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA
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Hi! I'm new to this, and about 25 years old. I plan to move to DC from Vienna, and just recently went to Paris. I love the urban, stores everywhere, two-three bedroom apartment, and green type of life style. I have been looking around, and don't know what neighborhood is best? I want it to have a few parks, be in the MIDDLE of DC, close to metro, and have a lot of retail/cafes/restaurants. I have no price limit, but I want it to be in Northwest DC, and to be safe!

I was looking at penn quarter because it was in the middle of DC and looked very artsy/friendly. I really want it to be walkable, without me having to have a car, and also be VERY bike friendly. Again, price is not a problem. People have been talking about farragut square, dupont circle, and some other places, and I wanted to ask a person who lived in DC what their opinions were! I also like Adams Morgan, but thought it was a little far from downtown!

Thanks a bunch!

PS: I also want to be near the national mall if possible!

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Old 05-03-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Dupont Circle is your best bet.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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If price is no object, there are some really nice pads for $2MM to $4MM in Adams Morgan, Georgetown and Dupont.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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14th st and P st in Logan Circle
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA
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Are there lots of cafes and shops in Dupont/Logan?
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Best neighborhood in DC? Serious? Other than Pennsylvania Ave...I'd say NONE!
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Yeah, I'd say 14th and P, too.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Dudes in brown flip-flops
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Are there lots of cafes and shops in Dupont/Logan?
Tons.

You know, since you're really close to DC right now, you should probably head into the city and just walk around. There's no better way to get a feel for the various neighborhoods and figure out which ones appeal to you the most.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Dupont fits all your needs. Take a close look at it. It is a lovely neighborhood, right in the middle of things, and has lots of activity. It is as walkable as any neighborhood in the nation.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA
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Thanks for all the great replies! This is really a great community!
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