Washington Real Estate
District of Columbia
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HistoryNational Archives Building
- 74 historic landmarks
- Famous memorials include Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the National World War II Memorial.
- The National Archives houses the original Declaration of Independence.
- More than 700,000 people visit the White House every year.
- Narrated trolley tours are offered all year.
- The city’s subway, Metrorail, is the second busiest in the country, with an average of 1 million trips per day.
- A “Very Walkable” city, according to Walk Score
- The National Mall is an open-area national park measuring 1.9 miles (3 km) from the steps of the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial. It is the site of many national events and public gatherings.
- More than 15 farmer’s markets in the area
- Multicultural dining, including Ethiopian, Indian, Louisianan, and soul food
Arts and EntertainmentNational Museum of the American Indian
- 65 professional theaters, including the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the National Theater, which is the nation’s oldest major touring house still operating.
- The annual Capital Fringe Festival features performances in theater, dance, and spoken word.
- The National Gallery of Art features works of art by da Vinci, Monet, and Calder, and the National Portrait Gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits.
- The Smithsonian Institute consists of 19 museums and galleries, including the Air & Space Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian.
Professional SportsProfessional ice hockey
- Teams: the Washington Redskins (football), D.C. United (soccer), the Washington Wizards (basketball), the Washington Capitals (hockey), the Washington Nationals (baseball), and the Washington Mystics (women’s basketball)
- Super Bowl wins in 1983, 1988, and 1992
- Host to the 2001 NBA and 2007 WBNA All-Stars games
- Bicycling, boating/sailing, equestrian, gambling, golf destination, private communities, tennis, university city, water sports
- 16 million visitors annually, including 1.2 million international visitors
- 22 national parks
- Center of all three branches of the United States government: executive (the president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (the Supreme Court)
- The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual festival celebrating the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees given to the city by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo.
- Home to 174 foreign embassies, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Nearby cities and towns: Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; McLean, VA; Silver Spring, MD; Bethesda, MD; Annapolis, MD (1 hour); Baltimore, MD (1 hour)
|Population||601,723 (5.5 million in metropolitan area)|
|Size||68 square miles (176 km2)|
|Climate||Washington usually has mild winters and warm to hot summers, with tourism and outdoor activities continuing year-round.|
|Nearby Airports with Hub Connections||Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Direct connections include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston (IAH), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO), San Juan (SJU), Seattle (SEA)|