Life In The DMV

Howard University Hospital is a six-story brick and glass structure standing on the campus of Howard University.  On the grounds immediately adjacent to the hospital is the Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care Building.  Howard University’s campus has an impressive array of schools, colleges, institutes, and centers which embody a tradition of academic excellence and address a number of national concerns, as well as those of the immediate Washington area.

Washington, DC is an internationally oriented center of multicultural diversity and a city of internationally recognized political power, prestige, and influence.  The city’s attractions range from its imposing national monuments, museums, zoos, and parks to its unique educational resources and exc,iting night life.  Its cultural offerings include the National Museum of African American History, National Gallery of Art, Ford’s Theater, National Spy Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and more. https://nmaahc.si.edu/

Home of the United States Capitol, the three branches of the government and diplomats from all over the world, Washington, D.C. is firmly established as a uniquely endowed and historical city.  While the DC metropolitan area also encompasses parts of Maryland and Virginia, the downtown area is its heart.  Key Neighborhoods that reflect some part of the city’s history and culture are LeDroit Park, Adam’s Morgan, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown and Chinatown, and last but not least, Capitol Hill.  Just across the Potomac River from the Capitol, along the Capitol Beltway, Northern Virginia abounds in historic sites and is a Mecca for shopping enthusiasts. The suburban Maryland communities are bustling centers of business and entertainment that includes the MGM National Harbor.

Each year, millions of people visit the monuments and memorials honoring those who have affected the course of U.S. history.  Of course, the best known of these are the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, and more recently, the Vietnam Veterans   Memorial.  Other extraordinary city sights are the U.S. Capitol, White House, Congressional Buildings, Arlington National Cemetery, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Library of Congress, the National Aquarium, the Spy Museum, and so on.

Washington is also the home of the Redskins, Nationals and Wizards. The local area is serviced by three major airports.  Less than an hour away by car is Annapolis, the capital city of Maryland.  Fronting the Chesapeake Bay, a major inland waterway, Annapolis is known as the sail boating capital of the world.  Howard University residents, staff, and alumni are active participants in this community of interests.