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U-M Club of Washington, D.C.: D.C. Area Info

Local Information: Helpful Links for New Washingtonians!

Moving to a new area can be fun yet stressful, especially for recent grads.

To help alumni moving to the area, we’ve put together the following list of ways to find apartments and roommates, to get around D.C., and other important information. Feel free to start here: Moving to Washington, DC Wiki

Of course, if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected], or post a question on our Facebook page.

FINDING SOMEWHERE TO LIVE (AND PEOPLE TO LIVE WITH)

craigslist
PadMapper
Apartments.com
VeryApt
Zillow
Trulia

FINDING A JOB

Washington Post Jobs
Indeed.com
Idealist.org – Mostly Non-profit Jobs
Roll Call Jobs
 – Capitol Hill and Political Jobs
Brad Traverse Jobs
– Capitol Hill and Political Jobs
University of Michigan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group

GETTING AROUND

Public Transportation:

The Washington, D.C. area has great public transportation. Check out the links below for help in getting around!

WMATA (Metrobus and trains)
The D.C. Circulator
ART (Arlington Transit)
DASH (Alexandria)
Ride-On (Montgomery County, MD)
MARC Train (Maryland, DC to Baltimore)

Other ways to get around:

Capital Bikeshare
ZipCar
car2go

Make sure to download the following iPhone/Android apps:

DC Metro Transit-Free
iTrans DC
DC Rider
Parkmobile (pay parking meters via phone)

Have a car?

You must register and title it where you live (unless you have a military, student, or other exemption). Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia all impose fines if you fail to do this within the specified deadline. Check the following sites for information on your specific jurisdiction:

Virginia (deadline: 30 days)
District of Columbia (deadline: 30 days)
D.C. Reciprocity permit for students, military, or Capitol Hill staff
Maryland (deadline: 60 days)

THINGS TO DO

Washington Post Going Out Guide
DCist
Popville
The Washingtonian
ARLnow.com (Arlington)
Visit My Baltimore

GET SOCIAL: CONNECT WITH OTHER ALUMNI

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Do you know of a link helpful to fellow alums relocating to D.C.? If so, please share it with us at [email protected].

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