I know I blather on and on about DC all the time but heres a secret.....I don't actually live in DC! Is your mind blown? I thought so.
Living in DC would take way more money than I care to spend on housing at this point in my life, but I'm always tempted. I live right outside the city in Virginia. It's so close I can actually see it from parts of my neighborhood.
I commute into the city almost every day for work and I LOVE the hustle and bustle that takes place there. Then to come home to my suburbia at night is tremendously lovely. Northern Virginia is gorgeous! I have never been so enchanted with trees as I am now that I live in a forest.