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How we ended up with 2 Washington's is actually a funny story (okay, maybe only if you're a historian, but I'll tell it anyway). The original name chosen for our state was Columbia, but that was about the same time that the District was being planned so our local founding fathers scrapped that plan to limit the confusion - only to choose the same name that was then chosen for the capital city! Yep, best laid plans...and you can imagine how slow communication was then...

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10/9/11 3:39 P

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Hello Ann,

D.C. is a great place to live with a great mass transit system. So you should be good getting back and forth.

There are an abundant amount of places you can live with what you are asking for but there isn't anything better than getting out there and getting the feel for the area.

My visit to Seattle was amazing the weather was the best on our stay. And being the Nations Capital we are really the first Washington.

Good luck,

try rent.com to look up local appartment rents. My sister is a realator if you are looking to buy.








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Hi DC team!
I'm considering moving to the area and need the advice of those who already live there. I'm an historian/architectural historian/aspiring professional genealogist who has been out of work since early in this economic mess. Since people in my field(s) always need research done at NARA, the DAR library, and other facilities in the area, I'm considering this move so that I can hire myself out to do research for people and companies far away - such as in Washington State where I currently live. We refer to DC as the other Washington... do you do the same with us? LOL!

I'm originally from southeastern PA and have multiple family members in MD and VA, including a couple of cousins who are retired from DC jobs (both DOD) so I have support in addition to SP and I'm not entirely unfamiliar with the area, but I know that you all know it better than I do. What I'm looking for is suburbs within about an hour commute on public transit with a low cost of living, relative to the rest of the area. Seattle, where I live now, is pretty expensive and I'm hoping to move to somewhere that is lower than here. I don't currently own a car, so proximity to public transit is a big deal. Quality of life issues are of course also important. Not too expensive gym, grocery stores, that sort of thing... I'm a walker - more than 100 miles per month, currently training for my 5th half - so walker friendly is very high on my list and I'd even love to hear about local races. Then again, since I don't own a car you were probably expecting me to be a walker, huh?

I need your help and would love to hear your opinion! emoticon

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