Washington, D.C. Quick Guide
Washington, D.C., is most often thought of as the seat of power of American government. However, for the half-million or so people who live here, the District of Columbia is much more than politics and pundits - for its residents, the district is simply "home."
The dozen diverse neighborhoods that comprise the district's 68 square miles feature a unique mix of culture, art and architecture that, when combined with the area's historic significance, make this among the most dynamic places in the country to live, work and play.
Washington, D.C.'s economy is driven by biotechnology, education, government, health care and technology.
The city of Washington and the District of Columbia are governed as a single municipality. City offices and agencies are located at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. As well, residents who need help navigating the city's myriad departments can contact the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at (202) 727-1000 for help and information.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions from Washington, D.C. to nearby areas including Alexandria, Bethesda, Fairfax, Gaithersburg or Rockville.
Need a flight to or from D.C.? Find a travel agent or arrange for an airport shuttle from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Making Washington, D.C. Your Home
New in town? Find a D.C. apartment and more in the Washington, D.C. Yellow Pages.