What You Need to Know Before Moving to Washington DC

Moving Tips - 09/11/2021

As our nation’s capital, Washington DC is one of the most popular destinations for young professionals, college students, and anyone interested in politics. If that’s you, take a look at some of the tips we’ve compiled 

  1. Moving Process
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Something you have to be aware of when moving to DC is the infamous DC weather. You can expect humidity, so make sure you bring plenty of clothes that can help you stay cool. The region does get four distinct seasons though, so you’ll need a nice winter jacket for the occasional snowstorm.

Weather aside, DC is also one of the more compact cities you’ll find in the United States. This means that you’ll find plenty of apartment living, which comes at a cost. Without much space to operate with, your options for furniture are likely limited. 

One of the best options you could find is furniture rental. You can rent furniture for however long you plan on staying in DC, and give it back whenever you’re done.

With Inhabitr Furniture Rental DC you can get your furniture delivered and set up so you can quickly get started on immersing yourself in the community! Inhabitr offers rent, buy furniture, and rent-now buy-later options in case you change your mind midway through the lease.

  1. Food & Restaurants
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Being one of the biggest transplant cities in the nation, you can find food from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the different cultures with these restaurants. Check out a list of the essential restaurants in DC and visit them all!

  1. Fun Activities
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Being the capital of the United States, there are many historical monuments, museums, and sights to see in DC. Take a tour of the Capital, or visit your favorite member of Congress! Take it straight from their website and find out the best things to do in Washington DC.

You can catch professional sports games in basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. Being right by the river, there are also plenty of waterfront activities you can take part in like cruises, boating, and more! 

City living can be expensive, but don’t worry! There are plenty of places you can enjoy in DC without having to drop a dime. Free attractions include but aren’t limited to: National Air and Space Museum, Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, and various statues and memorials.

With so many different kinds of people in the area too, you’ll be able to find something to do wherever you go. Get out there and get involved with your community, and you’ll be having fun before you even know it!

  1. Local Community  
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DC attracts people from all over the world, so the community is really what you make of it. Take part in the cultural experience by seeing a theatre show. Or take action by volunteering and helping out some of the less fortunate members of the community, here are 6 ideas where you can volunteer in DC.

Thanks for reading our Inhabitr DC city spotlight! With this series, we hope to explore the various cultures and communities we have been lucky enough to integrate ourselves into over the last few years. 

If you live in Baltimore, Chicago, Phoenix, or Portland, your city might be next! See why Inhabitr was named 2021’s best furniture rental company and start renting furniture today.

First Spotlight – Seattle

Second Spotlight – Austin

Third Spotlight – Dallas 

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