Best place to retire: Woodley Park
Pros: Peace and quiet
Cons: Out of the city center
Real estate: A two-bedroom, two-bath in an elevator building with parking goes for $450,000. A smaller one-bedroom could come as cheaply as $200,000. Rentals range from $1,800 a month to $3,000.If you want more peace and quiet, head away from the center of town for Woodley Park, anchored by the world-class National Zoo. A leafy but still urban neighborhood, Woodley Park is home to a dozen restaurants, a few antique shops, a Metro station and several parks.
A six-minute subway ride gets you to bustling Dupont Circle. Add 10 minutes and you'll be at the foot of the National Mall, with museums, the Capitol and historic sites all around.
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