Locals know the difference between Washington and DC. The latter is a city made up of neighborhoods, where people live and visit, where restaurants and pubs buzz, where cabs are hailed, hotels are busy and friends laugh. No politics. No power plays. No problem. There’s so much to love about each one of DC’s neighborhoods, from history on Capitol Hill and high-end boutiques in Georgetown to performing arts in Penn Quarter and a 24-hour diner in Adams Morgan. Get familiar with the lay of the land and find your place in DC.
Virginia has long been a fertile seedbed of American history. Its storied colonial past began in 1607 with the founding of the first English settlement at Jamestown. The first Thanksgiving was held in Virginia in 1619.Virginia is considered the most Southern of the Mid-Atlantic states and the most Northern of the Southern states
Maryland’s close proximity to Washington, D.C. provides myriad opportunities for employment in the federal government, and accordingly, it has the second highest percentage of federal employees (5.5%) in the U.S. In raw numbers, that translated into over 143,000 Marylanders in 2013. Many federal agencies are, in fact, located in Maryland