Washington D.C. is our nation’s capital. It’s an independent district, not part of any state and stands apart from the rest of the country. It’s a large area with over 600,000 people located on the edge of Maryland beside the Potomac River.
As the seat of government and one of the most visited cities on earth, public service and tourism are major employers here. There are a lot of businesses located in the city too with the region diversifying from purely government and lobbying. Finance and industry also have quite the influence over the local economy.
Corporate housing in Washington D.C. tends to be high end apartments and condominiums with town houses in suburban areas.
Employment in Washington D.C.
The government and its various agencies still make up the majority of employment here as well as lobbyists and supporting industries. The city economy is diversifying, with other sectors becoming a growing presence.
Government employers in Washington D.C. include District of Columbia government, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Commerce, Social Security Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and Department of Transportation.
Private employers in Washington D.C. include Medstar Health, Marriott International Inc., INOVA Health, Booz Allen Hamilton, University of Maryland, Giant Food, Deloitte, CSRA Inc., Verizon Communications, Noblis, Mitre, Capital One Financial, Lockheed Martin Corp., Comcast, Fannie Mae, Georgetown University, George Washington University and Howard University.
Medical centers in Washington D.C. include Washington Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, United Medical Center and Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Getting around Washington D.C.
As you would expect, our capital city is well served by transport links of all kinds. You can fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) south of Arlington for domestic flights only. International flights and some domestic carriers use Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) which is 25 miles west of the city. Dulles has both bus and light rail links to the city.
Union Station in Capitol Hill handle rail with Amtrak running multiple services into the city. Metrorail, Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) and Virginia Railway Express run local services around the city.
Buses also run to Union Station with Greyhound, BestBus, BoltBus, Eastern Shuttle, Megabus and others all running services here. The D.C. Circulator is the local commuter bus with stops all over the city.
Travel by car is straightforward but avoid rush hour whenever possible. Major routes include I-95, the I-495 Capital Beltway, I-395, Inner Loop, Outer Loop, I-66, US-50, Baltimore-Washington Pkwy, I-270 and local routes all helping you along.
Living in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. is a lively place to live and work with a diversity of cultures even though a quarter are government employees.
Neighborhoods in Washington D.C. include Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Howard University, Kalorama, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Burleith, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, American University Park, Berkley, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Colony Hill, Forest Hills, Foxhall, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, The Palisades, Potomac Heights, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield and Wesley Heights.
What to do in Washington D.C.
As a capital city, Washington D.C. is built around the machine of government and the administration that comes with it. It’s also a place full of landmarks, famous places and things to see and do. With over 600,000 people to entertain, it’s also a city that always has something going on.
Arts and Culture
The arts and culture of Washington D.C. is rich in history, color and flavor. We have a huge range of galleries, performances, historical monuments and more. Highlights include; AFI Silver Theatre, the Art Museum of the Americas, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, Capitol Steps and much more.
Music and Entertainment
We are also very well served for music and entertainment in Washington D.C. While the days are long and the work can be hard, we like to hang loose afterwards. The entertainment options here include; the Kennedy Center, Wolftrap Farm Park, the Arena Stage at the Mead Center and more.
It would take pages and pages to list all of the heritage sites in Washington D.C. Highlights include; the Mount Vernon Estate, the U. S. Capitol, the White House, U.S. Treasury Building, The Octagon Museum and The Smithsonian.
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Washington D.C. Rental Questions
Blu Corporate Housing offers a range of lease options to meet everyone’s need. The shortest lease we offer is 30 days and goes up from there. You should know, the longer your lease the cheaper your rates will be. So if you can, take the longest lease you are able to take. Any leases over three months is where you will begin to notice significant savings.
Yes! Blu has a large amount of furnished rentals that accept dogs and cats. However, please be aware that we do have a “dangerous breeds” list with the usual suspects. We understand these lists that ban entire breeds is not fair and an outdated way of looking at things. With that being said, we are also at the mercy of the various apartment complexes we work with and must abide by their rules. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Banned Breeds Include:
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Bully
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier or any other dogs that are cross breeds of or are related to such breeds.
- German Shepherds
- Wild (not domesticated) animals and hybrids of wild animals.
You can see a full list by visiting this page. Our full-service area in the D.C. area is as follows:
At Blu Corporate Housing, we make it easy for you to move into one of our corporate apartments without any added stress. Our rentals are fully furnished and equipped with everything you need, so you can leave your belongings behind and feel right at home. From comfortable furniture to modern decor, our apartments are move-in ready and include all necessary utilities such as electricity, cable or satellite, internet, and phone connections. Plus, we provide all the housewares you need, including linens, dishes, and silverware, so you can focus on settling in and enjoying your new surroundings. With our fully furnished apartments, you’ll have the easiest stay away from home imaginable.
- All Furnishings (beds, couches, chairs, etc)
- Dinnerware (dishes, silverware, glasses, etc)
- Cable TV
- High Speed Internet
- Utilities (gas, electric, water)
- Linens & Towels
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