It seems like everyone in the country has an opinion on Washington, DC as a city… which is honestly pretty reasonable; we are the nation’s capital, after all. But perceptions outside the Beltway offer quite a range, and rarely a flattering one: some folks seem to think we’re a town of power-hungry politicians who are constantly trampling each other, while others mock us for how stagnant and little-c conservative DC is perceived to be. While these stereotypes have some root in reality, the truth is that DC is one of the most popular cities for educated young professionals to move to… a truth that’s partly thanks to the job market, but also because of the high quality of life our city offers -- along many fronts.
So with Thanksgiving a couple of weeks away, we’re here to arm you with some solid rebuttals for when friends and family from out of town roll out the usual out-of-touch comments about the city we call home. Washington, DC is an incredible place to live -- just be sure to keep all these great things on the down-low so those of us who are already here can keep enjoying this absolute gem hidden in plain sight.