Retiring in Washington, D.C. is a Capital Idea!
If the first thing that comes to mind when you picture yourself retiring in downtown Washington, D.C. is stunning architecture, historic monuments, and government buildings you’re on the right track. But if you think that’s all there is to the Nation’s Capital, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. That’s because Washington, D.C. and the greater Arlington County, VA areas have an abundance of resources, attractions, events, and cultural landmarks so there’s always something new to discover. Check out some of our favorite highlights beyond the statues and monuments most of us already know.
Washington, D.C. is made up of several unique neighborhoods, each with their own charm. From Georgetown’s high-end shops and boutiques to the trendy Logan Circle cafes, and the vibrant performing arts scene in Penn Quarter, you’ll love visiting each neighborhood. And, no matter where you live in Washington, D.C., statistically speaking, you are no more than a 10 minute walk to the nearest park.
Arlington County, Virginia is the suburban yin to downtown DC’s yang. It’s just a little more rural but still maintains excellent accessibility to downtown DC for nightlife and other attractions. But, with Virginia wine country in the Shenandoah Valley just a short day-trip away and Tyson’s Corners for shopping and dining, you may not want to cross the Potomac at all!