32 Reasons Why Washington, DC Is The Best City In The Whole Wide World

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  1. The monuments at night are proven by science to be the best view in the world. Disagree with me? Look at the facts.
  2. The Smithsonian doesn’t rob you of 24 bucks to experience history.
  3. Stephen Colbert was born in DC.
  4. Stuck in traffic on the GW? Sorry again for the awesome view of the monuments.
  5. Thanks to building height laws, you can actually see the sky in DC from everywhere.
  6. It’s centrally located to a bunch of great places: Philadelphia, New York, Ocean City, Richmond, Baltimore (not like anyone’s going to waste their time going to Baltimore).
  7. Some of our nation’s most popular presidents come back to life in the 7th inning in giant bobble head form. They then proceed to push each other over/stomp on each other to get the gold.
  8. Totally biker/runner friendly.
  9. Cheap date options. The Wizards are so bad I’m going to guess your Metro ticket is more expensive than your game ticket. Games are fun, nonetheless.
  10. Pandas.
  11. Every musician rolls through DC, usually multiple times in one tour thanks to Jiffy Lube Live, Merriweather Post Pavillion, AND the Verizon Center. Hats off, DC.
  12. Gay marriage is legal.
  13. When/if the Redskins score a touchdown, FedEx Field erupts in a round of “Hail to the Redskins.” It’s magical.
  14. It’s got a mix of southern and northern culture.
  15. You can drive an hour one way and reach the mountains, an hour another way to the beach, and an hour yet another way to the farmlands and country roads of Maryland.
  16. Speaking of Maryland, DC gets to mooch off Maryland’s crabs.
  17. The Billy Goat Trail.
  18. A great place for postgrads, but also a great place for undergrads. Between GW, Georgetown, American, and Catholic, the college scene is very much alive. UMD College Park and George Mason University are also both on the Metro.
  19. There is a 76,000,000 pound version of everyone’s favorite president Abe sitting upon a thrown approximately a bajillion times larger than your swivel chair.
  20. Ovi and #RocktheRed.
  21. There’s nothing more hilarious than a group of tourists wearing matching neon green shirts that say, “Williams Family Vacation 2014 WE LOVE DC.”
  22. Not-states have more fun.
  23. Good Charlotte was originated here. You’re welcome, angsty teenaged days.
  24. “Sorry, I got stuck behind a motorcade” is a legitimate reason for being late.
  25. “Sorry, I got stuck behind a Virginia driver” is also a legitimate reason for being late.
  26. The bar scene is amazing. And you don’t even have to think about drinking and driving or getting a DD because the Metro is a party scene in itself after last call.
  27. So. Many. American. Flags.
  28. That first day of warm weather when everyone and their mother comes out of hibernation and flocks to the streets of Georgetown to shop.
  29. Why watch local news when you can watch national news? Same thing, anyway.
  30. It’s pretty easy to get a flight to almost anywhere from one of your three airport options.
  31. Love him or hate him, our nation’s president lives here.
  32. Casually running into a senator while getting your morning coffee? You’re used to it.

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  1. 24
    SittinginTraffic

    15. Also, depending on the time of day, you can drive an hour in any direction and make it all the way to the beltway!

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
  2. 17
    TheMillenielle

    Add the fact that it’s socially acceptable to get a drink on any day, at any time. Alcohol is a hobby here.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
  3. 8
    dagoofjohn

    “Thanks to building height laws, you can actually see the sky in DC from everywhere.”

    Like Virginia or Maryland, where you’ll be forced to live because the rent is too damn high because of smaller buildings.

    “There’s nothing more hilarious than a group of tourists wearing matching neon green shirts that say, “Williams Family Vacation 2014 WE LOVE DC.””

    Except when you get stuck behind them on the Metro escalator because they don’t understand the left-right rule…

    Fun list. DC, for all of its flaws, is still a fun area.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
  4. 5
    CorporatePrep

    I feel like #6, 9, 13, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 31, and 32 are actually reasons Why Washington, DC is the Worst City in the Whole Wide World

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
  5. 4
    Marty Kaan Jr.

    Decent list if you don’t mind the cost of living and corrupt local government in conjunction with no true representation in Congress.

    You also forgot to mention that Eastern Market is probably one of the best neighborhoods in DC. But I may be a tad biased.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
  6. 3
    KOB

    Seemed like a lot of these are reasons against living in DC. Add in cost of living, hellish commute, ridiculous crime, and lack of personal free domes (no guns, ammunition, and where even a spent shell will get you arrested…) and you have a situation where any of the actual states look like a better option.

    Back to the drawing board with this one, and while you’re at it, perhaps proofread…spellcheck won’t catch em all.

    Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
    • 0
      DupontDame

      Satire seems to escape you, KOB. The title doesn’t say you should live here, and I doubt anyone is coming to this website for real estate advice.

      Perhaps the jest didn’t completely elude you, though. Would you be so kind as to define “personal free domes”? Are they like urban yurts, popping up in the various “parks” (Dumbarton Oaks, Kalorama, etc), intended to provide more affordable housing? I eagerly await your response.

      Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
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      Nanner

      The crime rate makes life in DC a little more fun. Like living on the edge, you know?

      Nice workMehLog in or sign up to reply. • 7 months ago
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        KOB

        Id rather live life on the edge with my carry piece…when you bungee jump you use a bungee cord. Don’t mind DC but wouldn’t want to live there. Also I was alluding to Abe’s thrown/throne…just a friendly heads up.

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