Arguably, the digital nomad lifestyle started in the U.S. and so it comes as no surprise that its capital, Washington, D.C., has some of the most well known coliving establishments and is a hub for remote workers. As an established location for nomads with a lively tech scene, Washington D.C. also brings many networking opportunities. It a transient city, thanks to a constant stream of newcomers. So it’s easy to meet other people who are new there and gained insider tips from those who have chosen long-term stays. Unlike many other U.S. cities, neighborhoods in D.C. are largely walkable and the metro system is very convenient as well. Capital Hill and Dupont Circle are just two of the areas you can easily explore on foot. When you’re not working you’d be hard pressed to find a place with more interesting museums than The National Mall, where you could easily spend two days or more exploring U.S. history and art.
Here are some fun facts about Washington, D.C.:
- Only about 700,000 people live in Washington, D.C.
- The city was built on a swamp full of mosquitoes.
- The Library of Congress is the biggest library in the world.
- The city is famous for being even rainier than Seattle.
- There are 33 bathrooms in the White House.
- Washingtonians drink the largest amount of wine in all of the U.S.
- The reason the Washington Monument is two different colors is -you guessed it- the money ran out half-way through its construction.
- All of the city’s streets have a letter, but there is no letter ‘J’ – this is because in the 18 th century ‘I’ and ‘J’ were the same.
- There is a Darth Vader gargoyle on the National Cathedral.
- Thankfully, D.C. has a law that only one accordion can be played in any establishment at any one time.
- George Washington never lived in the White House; it was built after his death.
Washington, D.C. is an expensive destination for remote workers, but one that affords fast Internet speeds and a supportive community of like-minded people.