As well as being the political centre of the United States, the city has much more to offer companies and their employees.
A number of Fortune 500 companies have set up headquarters in the city, to not only be close to Federal Government but to also benefit from a city that has wide-open green spaces and a stable and diverse economy.
Five things you probably didn’t know about Washington, D.C.:
A closer look at Washington, D.C.
- There is approximately one lawyer per 19 residents in Washington, D.C.
- The Library of Congress contains 535 miles of bookshelves
- Just under 20% of the city is made up of parkland
- Around 42% of over 25s in Washington, D.C. have at least a bachelor’s degree
- With over eight million annual visitors, Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the most visited museum in the Unites States
The following areas are the most popular in which to rent office space in Washington, D.C.:
- Largest quadrant of the city
- Situated west of North Capitol Street and north of the National Mall
- Home to the central business district and the Federal Triangle
- Number of college campuses also situated here including Georgetown University and American University
- Major companies in this area include Danaher, a global manufacturing conglomerate, the American headquarters of Siemens and the headquarters of daily deals website, Living Social
- Bounded by Eastern Avenue to the east, North Capitol Street to the west and East Capitol Street to the south
- Large section of Capitol Hill can be found in this quadrant
- Also home to NoMa, a rapidly developing neighbourhood that is home to approximately 44,000 daytime workers
- Headquarters of The Washington Times and the conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation located here
- Smallest quadrant of the city
- Contains the Southwest Federal Center between Independence Avenue and National Mall
- Houses offices for various branches of the U.S. Government including Transportation, Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services and Education
- NASA’s headquarters also located in this district
- Many of the Smithsonian Institution museums found here
- Located south of East Capitol Street and east of South Capitol Street
- Home of the Washington Navy Yard, a former shipyard that now serves as an administrative centre for the U.S. Navy
- Quadrant suffers from relatively high crime levels compared to the rest of the city