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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Quick Facts About Germantown


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Germantown is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Germantown jobs have Increased by 1.29 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Germantown's cost of living is 22.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Germantown's population is 88,717 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 115.62 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Germantown is $293,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -13.48%.
    SCHOOLS
    Germantown public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Germantown.

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  10/2/2013
When I first moved to Germantown

When I first moved to Germantown, this city was up and coming. It still felt like the country and the air was breathable and not as much traffic. That was in 2010. In 3... (Read More)

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  5/24/2013
Pet Ownership

Montgomery County is not a dog friendly place if you own pets. The dog regulations do not favor the dog or dog owner and one should consider Frederick, Howard or Carroll... (Read More)

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  7/17/2012
Monthly Costs

Everything costs more here because of the proximity to Washington D.C. I came from Long Island, NY where it was also expensive. Since I've been here costs go up, but... (Read More)

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