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Part of the District of Columbia. The most lawyers of any city in the world resulting in nonstop Red Tape, pork and corruption. The political capital of the U.S. and also the free world situated on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Named after George Washington, it was founded in 1800 by Pierre L'Enfante. Washington, DC has probably more elitists, coporate fatcats, lobbyists, buerocrats and lawyers than any city in the world. The city and its afairs, including its Mayor is controlled by the U.S. Congress. The Washington Metro Area is among the most expensive places to live in the country. A mere 1,100 square-foot shack will set you back some $500,000 and rental rates are also ridiculous. It isn't muich better in the burbs of Northern Virginia and Maryland. Despite the outragious cost of living, the Washington Metro area has a huge and diverse economy, making it nearly recession proof. Besides Government there are also numerous jobs in healthcare, communications, education, manufacturing, finance, marketing trade and transportation.

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.
I lived near Washington DC three years ago for only 8 months, and I ended up hating everything about it.
by krock1dk February 29, 2008
 
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Other than being the capital of the U.S., D.C. is known for having a predominantly Black population (not counting those that live in the outside suburbs, but go to work in the city). From this large Black population, D.C. has developed a very distinctive culture including its Go-Go music, mambo sauce, and style of dress for the younger population (a style that is very different from other metro areas that imitate NYC for the most part). And, like many other large metro area, the people here have a their own slang and accent, one that is cross-bred from both the South and the North. Despite the recent developement projects going on there, the SouthEast section of DC is popularly known as the most dangerous area of the town. In addition, many long-time DC residents have been moving to the bordering counties such as Prince George's County, MD, Charles County, MD, and Alexandria, VA.
I can tell you're from Washington DC, because you're accent doesn't have a heavy drawl like the Dirty South, but it definitely ain't New York or Philly.
by Tabnaka January 31, 2006
 
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The capitol city of the United States that has surprisingly quickly became a fierce rival to the Barnum and Bailey Circus Group. Washington DC is known particularly for providing quality entertainment to the entire world through its one of its oldest attractions, the "Congress".
Washington DC is home of the three-ring government, and Barnum and Bailey is home of the three-ring circus.
by Mr. Barnum February 13, 2005
 
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Our nation's capitol also ironically the most violent area in the US
"I was on a tour of the white house and saw 15 people get capped."
by anon December 23, 2004
 
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America's largest open air shooting gallery.
There is yet another sniper on the loose in the US city of Washington DC
by black flag June 01, 2004
 
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A very bizarre city with a largely African American population. Very high cost of living in certain area's. Very high crime in most of the city actually most of the crime occurs in Northeast to Southwest that is 3/4 of the city. Not all of northwest is all great and rich either. As a matter of "FACT" The District of Columbia has had a higher crime rate than New York City and Los Angeles CA since 1995 till now (2008).the city has all of the dumbest tourist from around the world jam packed into this city. We got our own slang out here like no where else (Lunchin, Joe, Bamma, Ja) as most cities do. And our own way of eating Chinese food (Mambo Sauce not available in Baltimore or surrounding Virginia). And our own style of music,(go-go). Overall one of the best cities to live in. Filled with nightlife, packed with nightclubs. And one of the highest AIDS rates in America (35.5 per 100,000.) For a funny way to see how bad D.C. really is go to Spotcrime.com or Google in compare crime rates and see for yourself. WELCOME TO D.C.
(Example 1)

(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.
by youngggn July 10, 2008
 
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the home of go-go(chuck brown,re,byb) nations cap...murder cap.land of the sexiest women, the baddest men, && the best nite-life,,,dc has birthed...j holiday, raheem, and many others
washington dc iz the best!!!
by Q-v33 August 16, 2008
 
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Ranked the 7th worst city in America for 2007 Most Dangerous Crime Top 25 by Morgan Quitno Press. (Used to be the murder capital for many years in the 90's and 2003-04)
GUY 1) WASHINGTON DC AINT #1 ANYMORE MAN.

GUY 2) YEAH WE FELL RIGHT BEHIND BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA AT #7.

GUY 1) BAMAS....SHAKES HEAD
by joe01yeah September 02, 2008