As a long time resident of the suburbs, probably one of the most unpleasant places in America. 60% of the city snobby, arrogant, elitist, self-described intellectual types, the archtypical unpleasant, stuck-up East Coast person. People look down on anyone else who is not from the East Coast. Even California is looked down upon by the arrogant East Coasters here. People are unfriendly and unlike in the South or Midwest strangers never acknowledge people in public and even if you are an old lady with a cane, nobody will give up their seat on the subway. People say DC is the most "laid back" city on the East Coast, perhaps because its the southernmost city in the Bos-Wash megalopolis, but "laid back" isn't saying much when the competition is even more arrogant, stuck up, self absorbed, latte sipping people in New York and Boston.
The other 40% of the city is a ghetto war zone. I've heard the view on the Metro Red Line just past the Rhode Island Avenue station to be reminiscent of Sarajevo, Bosnia. There are gangs everywhere, murders every day.
Housing prices in DC and the suburbs are ridiculously high. Even as illegal immigrants ghettoize my suburban Maryland neighborhood, the prices continue to increase. It now costs $400,000 to buy a house in Rockville, MD with no garage and in a neighborhood with many ghetto people and illegal immigrants.
The weather here sucks. The winters are completely completely unbearable, there is too much rain and cloudiness. Summer is nice but never lasts long enough. Traffic sucks too and we have the second longest commute time outside L.A. There are many illegal immigrants, many of them are joining gangs and selling drugs and portions of the city and suburban Prince George's County Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia no longer feels like America anymore.
I want to move to one of the Southern or Mountain states after I'm done with school.
P.S. if DC reallyis the most chill city on the East Coast, I do not see how it is humanly possible to live in New York or Boston.
PERSON FROM NORTHWEST Washington DC: I can't believe all these inbred redneck hicks from Kentucky and West Virginia. I will never live on the West Coast its too shallow. I can't go without Starbucks and Whole Foods for a day.
PERSON FROM NORTHEAST DC: I am tellin chu, if chu mess with my turf or fuck with my homies, I gon' bust cho cap right now.
PERSON FROM SOUTHEAST DC: Dawg chu aint got no right telling me i cant pimp my hoes, chu git cho coupe de ville outta my turf or me and my homies gon' make sumthin' go down tonite.
PERSON FROM NEARBY PG COUNTY, MARYLAND : Yo quiero welfare. Yo quiero food stamps. Yo quiero todos.