Living and Working in Washington, D.C.
In Washington, D.C., people discover a blend of political power, social diversity, vibrant architecture, tourist attractions, international flavor and youthful ambition. Spend the day visiting the Smithsonian Institution, with 19 museums it is the world's largest museum complex. Explore the country's history by touring the Capitol Building, the White House and other historic monuments or take in a show at one of the world-class theaters the city hosts — the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theater or the Shakespeare Theatre. Just minutes outside the city, residents and visitors enjoy upscale shopping at Pentagon City Mall and Eastern Market, the nation's longest standing open air market. Washington, D.C. claims one of the nation's most sophisticated subway systems, the Washington Metrorail, with a network of 91 stations and 117 miles of track. Divided into four quadrants with the Capital Building at the center, the city is easy to navigate.