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    JB Anacostia-Bolling, DC Local Information

    Bolling Field, part of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, is in the Washington, District of Columbia limits. Washington DC has over 630,000 people, and is neither a state nor a county. The base is in the Southwest Quadrant of DC, not far from Prince George's County, Maryland and also close to Alexandria, Virginia. There is not much in the way of a neighborhood here, and most off-base Bolling personnel live in nearby areas.

    It is about 7 miles from downtown Washington to Bolling; this takes about 14 minutes to commute in good traffic, but the city can have thick traffic and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in the District of Columbia is about 30 minutes.

    The major local employers in the District of Columbia are the Federal Government, in many branches, and related businesses, including support services, non-government organizations, lobbying firms, and many other concerns. The District has many non-governmental businesses.

    Local Housing Rental Prices:
    The average apartment rent in the District area ranges from $650 to $1,470 per month, with a median of $1,060 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices:
    The average price for a house in the District in the last few years was about $445,000.

    Short Description of the Area:
    Washington DC is the US capital district. It is one of the largest US cities, with a residential population of over 630,000 and a workweek population of over 1 million. The District is at the joining of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and is roughly at the mid-point of the East Coast.

    Climate and Weather
    : The area has a humid, subtropical climate, with winter temperatures around freezing and summer temperatures averaging 88 degrees. The area has four full seasons, with wet springs and falls, hot humid summers, and rainy or snowy winters. The District is caught between typical North and South climates, and can suffer serious storms at times, including rare hurricanes. Overall the area is moderate, but volatile.

    Transportation: Much of the District of Columbia is a walkable and bikeable city, with readily available mass transit. The Metro and bus system can generally get riders where they are going, close to anywhere in the city, and into the suburbs.

    Washington DC is at the southern end of the BosWash Northeast megalopolis urban corridor, and connected to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the rest of the urban Northeast by road and Amtrak rail (Acela makes the route fast).