Why I live in the cityCrime, bad schools, a government that doesn't seem to work, blah, blah, blah, blah.
I live in the city because I wanted to not have a bad commute.
I live in the city because DC made it easier to buy my home.
I live in the city because it is easier to get around to Maryland and Virigina.
I am close to learning opportunities, cultural events and other high minded stuff I am too lazy to leave the house for. But should I sum up enough energy to drag my butt out of the house it is not that far away.
I live in Shaw because it has 3 metro stations, has many bus lines and in theory I can walk to the Greyhound bus terminal and Union Station. In theory. On a warm sunny day.
I live in Shaw because I could afford it.
I live in Shaw because of its history, because of Duke Ellington, and its past as a Black neighborhood.
I live in Shaw because, despite what you see from the inside of your car at 30-40 mph it really is not that bad.