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Moving to Washington DC

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: Expatriates move to Washington DC, United States for a variety of reasons, including the city's vibrant culture, diverse population, and excellent job opportunities. The city is home to a wide range of international organizations, embassies, and think tanks, making it an attractive destination for those looking to work in the international arena. Additionally, Washington DC is a great place to live for those who enjoy the outdoors, with plenty of parks, trails, and other recreational activities. The city also offers a variety of cultural attractions, from world-class museums and galleries to performing arts venues. Finally, Washington DC is a great place to raise a family, with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of family-friendly activities.

What do I need to know before moving to Washington DC?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Washington DC, they said:

"Washington DC is a vibrant and diverse city with a lot to offer. Expats should be aware that the cost of living is high, so it is important to budget accordingly. It is also important to research the different neighborhoods and find one that best suits your needs. Public transportation is widely available and is a great way to get around the city. Expats should also be aware of the different cultural and social activities available in the city, as well as the different types of cuisine. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, as well as the safety and security measures in place," remarked one expat who made the move to Washington DC.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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