Where We Rank

3 Jan

The new Capital Bikeshare program is changing the way we move around the city. © Mariordo Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz on Creative Commons

When a Top 10 U.S. cities list is published—whether it’s about something good or bad—DC is almost always on it. So I thought I’d round up some recent lists the DC area has made:

Most bed bugs: DC #9
The good news is we’re not number one! (NYC claimed that honor.) The bad news is that we made the list at all. (Might make you think twice about buying that used bed on craigslist, no?)

Size of bike sharing program: DC #1
Woohoo! We won! Thanks to the recently launched Capital Bikeshare, DC has over 1,000 bikes and over 100 docking stations.

Where super rich people live: DC #1, Maryland #4, Virginia #7
This explains why I have two roommates yet half my income goes to rent.

Smartest: DC #1
Damn straight.

Least attractive residents: DC#6
Um, squeeze me? Whoever did this survey must just be jealous of our smarts.

Best tap water: Fairfax #8
If you don’t live in Fairfax you should probably get a Brita. For real.

Best restaurants: DC #8
I understand finishing behind New York and New Orleans, but Houston?

Happiest: DC area #8
And people don’t think DCers can let their hair down and have fun.

Most dog friendly: Northern Virginia #4
I guess this makes sense. I mean, you can’t throw a dead cat without hitting a dog park in Arlington.

Gayest: DC area #15
I’m really surprised we didn’t rank higher. Fun Fact: Springfield, Massachusetts is considered the “lesbian capital of the Easter Seaboard.” Who knew?

Most literate: DC #2
This is great news for a blogger like myself.

Fittest: DC #1
I bet a lot of other cities were surprised we won but they need to remember: We are overachievers.

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