Thou shalt not be afraid of the suburbs.
With its diverse population across economic and racial lines, Washington D.C. has always been a bastion of progress and cutting edge culture. But with a recession-proof economy, a rising cost of living has made it harder for the common man to survive within the city lines. Much of the city’s middle class (immigrant or not), the middle class that would have occupied the city in its past years, has found homes in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. It’s that part of the population too, that is responsible for much great culture and great food. Stay in the city lines, and you’ll be missing out.