D.C. April 09, 2017
Here Are The 13 Biggest Risks Living In The City of Washington DC
We love living in DC but we would be lying if we said it was always easy. It has its own frustrations and risks, just like any other place in the country. So if you want to come to DC, here are the 13 biggest risks to look out for in DC!
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1. Heartbreak over losing sports teams.
Just once, can we have a good season and do well in the playoffs? In any sport?
2. Headaches over traffic.
495 during rush hour. That’s all we’re going to say.
3. Bad drivers in general.
Maybe it’s because the traffic is so bad or maybe it’s because there are so many tourists, but DC drivers are aggressive and love to honk their horns.
4. Construction… everywhere
Road closures, cranes, loud jackhammers at 8am. DC is always changing and therefore, it’s always under construction.
5. You will waste so much time waiting in line for that new restaurant.
The food will be worth it. But you’re going to spend a lot of hours in line here.
6. Becoming a museum snob
When you visit museums in other states, they just won't live up and you will be shocked that you have to pay for them!
7. Political debates just might drive you crazy.
They are fun, at first. But night after night, every party you go to, you are at risk of being engaged in a full-on debate.
8. You will crave great Ethiopian food forever
Ethiopian food might just change your life and you will never find it anywhere else like you do in DC.
9. The love/hate relationship with the Metro just might kill you
It’s great because it’s so convenient! It’s horrible because it’s so inconsistent. You can’t imagine your life without it but you would love to imagine your life without it. The Metro is a complicated issue.
10. You’re going to hate paying taxes.
It’s confusing because you are in the heart of the political world. But paying taxes can be so incredibly frustrating when you don’t have equal representation.
11. You’ll never be able to drive in snow ever again.
Everything shuts down when there’s even the slightest hint of snow that you may actually completely forget how to navigate even the slightest flurries.
12. Dodging tourists
Every Washingtonian knows the tourist weave you have to do when you’re walking anywhere near the Mall. And definitely look out for those segways!
13. You will always have a soft spot for DC.
You just might hear people complain or trash DC for the rest of your days but you will never be able to join them because you know that it is truly an amazing place.
But you know even with these risks,
DC still has plenty to brag about!