Moving to Washington DC means moving to the center of our nation's history and culture. The nation’s capital sits on the banks of the Potomac River and enjoys a humid sub-tropical climate that produces four distinct seasons. Summers are typically hot and very humid, with the spring and fall being very mild. Winters in DC are very cold and snowy, but the natural beauty and history of the city is enough to draw in the nearly six million people that reside within the greater metropolitan area.
Being the capital of the United States, Washington is home to a large number of historic buildings and monuments. The US Capital Building sits on one end of what is called the National Mall, along with the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The President and first family live in the White House on nearby Pennsylvania Avenue.
Downtown Washington is largely occupied by government agencies and offices, but the city isn’t all about work! The Verizon Center, home of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals is located in nearby Chinatown and the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball recently built a new stadium in south east DC .