Living in Washington, D.C.
America's capital city is as diverse as the people of the United States. This is the nation's heart of political activity, without a doubt, a point which the sight of the Capitol Building, the White House and the Washington Monument make perfectly clear. In addition to that dimension, Washington, DC also melds cultures from all around the world; the constant influx of tourists adds an even wider scope of diversity to the city. And history buffs who visit Washington, DC have much to absorb, as this is where several of the world's most respected museums and art venues are based, including the Smithsonian, the Museum of American History, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Nature lovers will find much to love here, too, with some of the country's most beautiful gardens, parks and lookout points that are breathtaking and serene swaths of nature quietly coexisting with the city's otherwise frenetic pace. Washington, DC also offers thriving and diverse dining, nightlife and retail scenes that will impress even the most discerning patron. The metro area of town boasts a population of over 5 million, as well as thousands of visitors each year who come to marvel at all of its wonders and absorb all of the beauty, history and diversity that are part of the city's essence. Washington, DC is a distinct representation of the true spirit of America.
Washington, D.C. Government
City of DC
DC Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (202) 347-7201
DC Metropolitan Police Department
Phone: (202) 737-4404
District of Columbia Fire Department
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Metro Information: (202) 637-7000
Dulles International Airport
Phone: (703) 572-2700
Reagan National Airport
Phone: (703) 417-8000