Despite its robust economy, Washington DC almost leads the nation in violent crime and poverty, and much of the District itself and some of Price Georges County, Maryland is a war zone. It has a huge black population that generally lives in slums and below the poverty line. 80% of the District's blacks live below the poverty line. Just about the only area of the District that is a good place to live is the Goergetown area of NW Washington. It has numerous college students, graduates, urban professionals, bars and a lively nightlife.
The Washington Metro area is incrediblly diverse, wealthy, expensive to live and a nonstop pace of life but can vary depending on location. Washington has a huge problem with urban sprawl and hellish traffic. Traffic is worse only in the L.A. area. Urban sprawl has continued unabated and now encroaches almost into Leesburg, VA, to the south in Farquire County and into the Baltimore suburbs and Rockville/Gaithersburg, Maryland. All this sprawl is causing agonizing traffic. Just try driving on the 495 beltway during rushhour. If a car stalls or there is a crash, you will be sitting for hours. City streets are also overcrowded, and you have to park like a mile from your home if you can find a place. Using the Metro Rail is nice, but the system is overused, undermaintained and underfunded.
And the people suck. They are usually haughty, snobby and arrogant just because they are on the East Coast. And they love to poke fun of everyone else, even Californians. They believe the whole country revolves around them and their East Coast counterparts. No one will ever bother to acknowledge you or say hello. They are definately not a friendly bunch.
Everything sucks about the Washington area in my opinion.
(guy from Baltimore): Lets go to the carry out in Washington DC homie.
(guy from D.C.): This nigga like JA mayne aight lets go to the cuurrry out I need some chicken wings n Fried rice Yoounngn. Why you weerinn that hat nigga you look like a Bamma Joooee.
(Guy from Baltimore): Yo, afterward let's go to Cerice house out therre.
(Guy from D.C.): Hell Nah Joe, that bitch burn't me and gave me HIV Youngn.
GUY 2) YEAH WE FELL RIGHT BEHIND BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA AT #7.
GUY 1) BAMAS....SHAKES HEAD