A good place to get a feel for D.C. neighborhoods is 4WallsinDC. Most posdocs live in Northwest, D.C., on or near Connecticut Avenue in the Van Ness/Chevy Chase, D.C., area. This is within walking distance to DTM. D.C. is known for high rent, and the closer to the metro you go, the higher the rent. Both areas are within walking distance to buses, the Metro, grocery stores, great shops, etc. Some popular rental buildings have websites: Connecticut Heights, The Kenmore, The Chesapeake, La Reine, and The Albemarle.
Nearby hotels include Courtyard Marriott, Chevy Chase, Days Inn on Connecticut Avenue, and the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion (intersection of Military and Wisconsin Avenues). There are also a few boarding houses in walking distance to the campus. Contact anyone in admin for more information.
Information on local Childcare/Preschool Centers provided by Staff Scientist Alycia Weinberger.
The spring issue of Washington CHECKBOOK magazine has ratings for the DC area’s best bicycle shops, garden centers, lawn care services, and tips on buying a new car!
For those of you who don’t know about CHECKBOOK, it’s a great resource for finding everything from a new doctor, dentist, or bank to the best gyms and auto repair shops. It’s run by an independent, nonprofit consumer organization here in Washington.
You can access CHECKBOOK free through our library – in print (issues in Reading Room) or online through this link. (Courtesy Librarian Shaun Hardy, thanks Shaun!)