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-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest


-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.


  • Profile: National center
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 26
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: La Plata
  • Zip Codes: La Plata (zip 20646)

Quick Facts About La Plata

    The unemployment rate in La Plata (zip 20646) is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. La Plata (zip 20646) jobs have Increased by 0.19 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, La Plata (zip 20646)'s cost of living is 27.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, La Plata (zip 20646)'s population is 18,866 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.28 percent.
    Average Commute time is 40 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in La Plata (zip 20646) is $295,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.30 percent.
    La Plata (zip 20646) public schools spend $13,532 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.7 students per teacher in La Plata (zip 20646).

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