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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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509 Residential Care Homes near Washington, DC

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Residential care homes in Washington may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Washington care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Washington, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

We are also serving Residential Care Home facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Park View, Waterfront and Shaw. You may also consider nearby communities such as Annapolis, Baltimore or Bowie.

Residential Care Home Facilities near Washington, DC

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Review ofThe Fountains at Washington House
5.0

I thought The Fountains at Washington House was lovely. The sales person was lovely. The facility was lovely. Unfortunate the level of care my mother needed they couldn't’ provide. But it was a beautiful place.

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Review ofThe Wellington at Lake Manassas Community
4.8

Everyone there has a great attitude towards their residents and fellow employees. They keep things clean and go out of their way to ensure the well-being and happiness of everyone there.

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Review ofMorningside House of Laurel
5.0

I really liked what I heard when talking to this facility, but I was not able to afford it.

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Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

15016 Eastway Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD AS RATED BY FAMILIES. WE HAVE BEEN RATED DEFICIENCY FREE BY THE STATE AND COUNTY INSPECTIONS.... Read more

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5.0(24 reviews)
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Elder Estates, LLC

6409 85th Ave, New Carrollton, MD 20784

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Elder Estates, LLC is located in New Carrollton, MD in Prince George's County. This residential care home provides the care that you are seeking in a setting that is twelve miles east of Washington, D.C.. Those who spend time in the New Carrollton are will enjoy visiting New Carrollton Park and...... Read more

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4.8(20 reviews)
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Montgomery Eldercare at Orchard

1106 Orchard Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

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4.9(20 reviews)

We would recommend this community to others

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Pasadena Home Care

163 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Pasadena Home Care is a fascinating and vibrant senior care home located in the region of Pasadena, Maryland in the Montgomery County. Our home is well designed and structured to accommodate all seniors in the best way possible. It is customized and furnished with modern equipment that aid in...... Read more

Devotional activities onsite
4.3(23 reviews)

I would recommend to check this community out. We have loved this community with our loved one being here. There are a lot of activities my loved one just does not participate. It is nice not having to worry about my loved one and the staff are just so nice. The owner is always there when I go to see my loved one and she is very helpful.

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Ma Maison

9404 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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Ma Maison is located in Nottingham, MD, which serves Baltimore County. This residential care home sits in an historic area of the country. The small population gives the city a quiet, community feel, but it is also close enough to larger cities to allow visiting family members and friends plenty...... Read more

3.9(18 reviews)

It is a nice smaller community and personable. The staff always seems helpful and cooperative. There is nothing I would suggest in changing.

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Avalon House on Gerard Court

6442 Gerard Court, Falls Church, VA 22043

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Avalon House on Gerard Court is a high quality assisted living facility located in Falls, Church Virginia. We pride ourselves in offering a first class facility to seniors. We also provide nursing care, an on staff physician, podiatrist, dentist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and...... Read more

Trivia Games
4.2(13 reviews)

Avalon House is much less expensive than any other place else we looked at. We chose this facility because the houses are smaller and more homey and the staff turnover here is also much lower. We thought he would feel more at home here and that has turned out to be true. They emphasize above all safety and hat was my biggest concern. I would recommend to others looking.

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Avalon House on Woodland Drive

6809 Woodland Drive, Falls Church, VA 22046

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Avalon House on Woodland Drive is an Alzheimer's Care provider located in the independent city of Falls Church, Virginia. We are known for providing dedicated memory care programs as well as following the philosophy of aging in place. Our intent is to provide senior citizens with the comfort and...... Read more

4.5(12 reviews)

We toured this facility and really liked it, they just did not have an opening when we were needing to place my loved one.

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Elsie's Place Assisted Living

15611 Peach Walker Drive, Bowie, MD 20716

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Elsie's Place Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in Bowie, Maryland in Prince Georges county. Bowie is a residential suburb of Washington DC that is lightly populated and has a lot of nearby forest land. Senior residents of Elsie's Place Assisted Living need only walk into...... Read more

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4.7(12 reviews)
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Cedar Tree Assisted Living

4206 Sandwich Circle, Waldorf, MD 20601

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Cedar Tree Assisted Living is a gorgeous community in Waldorf, Maryland. We pride ourselves in being one of the finest senior communities in the state, allowing all of our residents the chance to live independently without giving up on their security. We work with most insurance companies to...... Read more

Devotional activities onsite
3.8(12 reviews)

The facility I visited is called Above & Beyond Care and is affiliated with Cedar Tree. The mother operates Cedar Tree and the daughter operates Above & Beyond care. Facility was very clean and [name removed] was very personable. The facility is located in a very nice neighborhood and ten minutes from my home. [Name removed] explained all the requirements, and we were able to agree on the cost, so my father will be going there on [date removed].

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HeartHomes at Pasadena

8016 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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We pride ourselves on personalized, professional care that comforts each of our residents as family members in his or her home. Each resident is cared for based on his or her needs and the personal desires he or she requests. We offer options and choices to suit your individual needs and are...... Read more

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4.3(11 reviews)

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Glory House Assisted Living

4404 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207

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4.3(11 reviews)

Happy Place Day Care gives Glory House 5stars. I would bring my parents here. We love the staff and the owner cares about his residents

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Bethany Living II

5135 Charlington Court, Frederick, MD 21703

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Bethany Living II is located in Frederick, MD in Frederick County. This residential care home gives you the independence that you are seeking while supporting you and allowing you to live in a great area. Those who spend time in Frederick as residents or guests appreciate all that it offers...... Read more

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3.8(12 reviews)
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Evergreen Valley Assisted Living

3009 Evergreen Ave, Baltimore, MD 21214

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

We have three small, home-like Assisted Living Facilities that are conveniently located in the Towson area. Our facilities are unique in that they are family owned and operated. Our Delegating Nurse has over 30 years experience as a registered nurse and educator in the medical field. She has a...... Read more

4.0(12 reviews)
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Avalon House on Gelston Circle

1011 Gelston Circle, McLean, VA 22102

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Avalon House on Gelston Circle is a residential care home located in the beautiful McLean City, Virginia in Fairfax County. Our community is located in a quiet, upscale, and friendly neighborhood. Beautiful trees that bring about a cool breeze and fresh air surround our home. Our home is a few...... Read more

3.8(11 reviews)

I was thrilled with everything, except disagree with one staff member. I was able to speak to the owner and they were able to assist in getting the situation resolved quickly. Compared to other options I considered, that were more expensive, I felt so lucky to find Avalon House.

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HeartHomes at Piney Orchard

8735 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 21113

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

We pride ourselves on personalized, professional care that comforts each of our residents as family members in his or her home. Each resident is cared for based on his or her needs and the personal desires he or she requests. We offer options and choices to suit your individual needs and are...... Read more

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3.9(11 reviews)
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Hands & Heart Assisted Living Hyattsville

6612 24th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20782

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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We are devoted to meeting the unique needs of each resident through a variety of senior care living optionsASSISTED LIVING AT HANDS & HEART ALLOWS SENIORS TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT IN A PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED AND CAREFULLY DESIGNED COMMUNITY SETTING. ENJOY VIBRANT SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, PERSONALIZED...... Read more

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4.2(9 reviews)
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A.C.E. Assisted Living

12704 Milan Way, Bowie, MD 20715

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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A.C.E assisted living located in Bowie offer high-quality affordable care for your loved ones. This facility is the place you can call home; Where Caring is Essential and Patience is Key! A.C.E Assisted Living was the vision of two (2) health care professionals with 36 years of combined...... Read more

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4.8(9 reviews)
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Avalon House on High Street

6712 High Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Avalon House on High Street is an assisted living facility located in Falls Church, Virginia. At Avalon House we recognize the importance of balancing a warm, homelike environment with comprehensive medical care. When your loved one is no longer able to live at home, the decision to seek out an...... Read more

4.6(8 reviews)

I only visited one other place, but I feel like Avalon House has a great value for the money. They give you an exact amount you are expected to pay each month rather than add on fees like the others we looked at. I would recommend to others looking.

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Potomac Grace Assisted Living

9830 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Potomac Grace's mission is caring. We specialize in one and one care and individualized attention catering to each individual need and request. It is our goal to provide a comfortable, safe and secure environment for our residents, as well as, offer peace of mind and support for their...... Read more

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4.4(8 reviews)
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Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

13206 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

WHILE MILLIONS OF SENIORS EACH YEAR ARE FACED WITH THE DIFFICULT DECISION OF HAVING TO MOVE FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO INABILITY TO FULLY CARE FOR THEMSELVES, AVONLEA RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING IS PROUD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THEM A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. OPEN IN MARCH 2014, AVONLEA RIDGE IS A 5-BED ASSISTED...... Read more

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4.4(8 reviews)
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Cost of care homes in Washington, DC

The average cost of senior living in Washington is $3,400 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Capitol Heights, MD with an average of $2,150 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Services for seniors in Washington, District of Columbia

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In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits, it’s possible to get by without driving. In some neighborhoods, you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system and a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5 am to 11 pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The D.C. area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

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Health care

The Washington, D.C. area is home to many world-class medical facilities. Some of the top facilities in the area include Inova Fairfax Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Senior activities

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, D.C. has no shortage of exciting activities and historic sites. Popular locations such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth visiting. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum. The city is also home to several senior centers that offer a wide range of social, exercise, and educational programs. Popular area senior centers include the Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center and the Hayes Senior Wellness Center.

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Care Homes in Washington, DC

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Washington, DC

The cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right residential care home in Washington, D.C. for you or your loved one.

Learn More About Washington, DC

Cost of Living

The cost of living in D.C. tends to be more expensive than most other U.S. cities. The cost-of-living-index is rated 50 points higher than the national average and the grocery index is rated 15 points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale where 100 is equivalent to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
150 115 88 $1,955 19.1% $536,000 $83,000 May apply to estates valued over a specific amount.

Local Hospitals

The Washington, DC area is home to many world class medical communities. Some of the top communities in the area are:

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Rated the number one hospital in the DC region by U.S. News & World Report, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the flagship community of the Inova Fairfax family of five hospitals in the area. The hospital is a 923-bed community and a Level 1 Trauma Center, and specializes in a variety of procedures including oncology and cardiac surgery.
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital – A non-profit acute care hospital, MedStar Georgetown is a teaching and research hospital which focuses on many different areas of care. The hospital was recently ranked highly in the fields of geriatrics, hip replacement, and cancer care as well as seven other fields by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center – Washington, DC’s busiest and largest hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed medical center with a comprehensive list of care specialties. The hospital is highly ranked nationally in the fields of cardiology and heart surgery.

Weather and Climate

Washington D.C. has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen Climate Classification Guide. The average humidity level for Washington, D.C. is roughly 67%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of September at about 71%. Humid subtropical regions are generally characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters, although the colder seasons in DC are usually somewhat milder than those in the Northeast.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 89°F (July) 63°F (June) 37°F 48°F (December) 25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
53.1 (Moderate) 73.4 in the month of July (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (June) 13.7” Hurricanes, floods, and rare moderate earthquake

Demographics and Values

As America’s capital city, politics are a central component to the lives of many in Washington, DC. Much of the city is often bustling with government officials and employees, and the cultural landscape is shaped by their presence. Political beliefs of most city residents tend to lean left-of-center, although outside the city proper, preferences are more varied.

The city is also known as the home of a great number of colleges and has a visible presence of students. Much of the region’s economy is centered around its government offices and adjacent industries, such as legal and lobbying firms, and the surrounding neighborhoods are home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Another main source of economy for the region is tourism – Washington, DC is a major tourist destination for visitors from all over the country and the world, interested in learning the history of our country, observing the countless national landmarks, and visiting the many museums that DC is famous for.

2016 Presidential Election in the District of Columbia

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
90.9% 4.1% 5.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
6,216,589 702,455 4,382 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.010%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.2% 8.8% 5.0% 3.1%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17.6% 56.6% 32.8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4.4% 46.4% 11.3% 0.6% 0.1% 37.1% 2.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
100,227 42.8 10.1

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9.8% 11.7% 17.4% 4.4% 5%

Washington, D.C. is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, DC has no shortage of interesting activities to partake in. Staples such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth a visit. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the following:

  • The National Museum of American History
  • The National Museum of the American Indian
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • The National Air and Space Museum
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The National Museum of Natural History

Their collections cover a spectrum of interest and history, and as an added bonus, the museums offer free admission, allowing everyone to enjoy them. If weather permits, one can take a trip outside to visit the Smithsonian Gardens, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Zoo, all operating without an admission fee as well. One could feasibly spend days or even weeks enjoying the sights of the city barely spending a dime!

Speaking of the outdoors, Washington, DC’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is an event not to be missed. Honoring the gift of Japanese cherry trees from Tokyo City’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912, the festival begins yearly around mid-March and often draws over 700,000 people to view the spring bloom of the cherry blossoms and partake in the many scheduled events, including an adjacent kite festival, art exhibits, and celebrations of Japanese culture and history.

Transportation

The Washington, DC metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits it’s definitely possible to get by without having to drive. In some neighborhoods you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system as well as a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5am to 11pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The DC area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

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