« on: April 21, 2006, 11:01:01 AM »
I lived for in DC for four years as an undergrad and thought it was great. I would agree with nukelaw's assessment of the city.
i imagine most of your friends will come from your law school class unless you already have friends that live there.
safety in northwest dc is just fine. like any other big city, you just have to be mindful of where you go and at what time you go there.
foggy bottom is in a pretty good part of town and its location is convenient to the rest of the city. living in the city is fun, but expensive. i've never lived in northern virginia, but i've heard that it's nice as far as housing goes, especially ballston where there is a younger crowd.
as far as friendliness - i don't think it's particularly friendly, but it's not notoriously rude like nyc. and nukelaw was definitely right about people avoiding eye contact (but that seems to be prevalent all over the east coast).
it's a great town with a lot to offer. the city has something for everyone. and gw is a large enough school that you'll find your niche.