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Washington D.C. is Attractive to Women which makes it Attractive to Men!

Washington D.C.Washington D.C. is one of the best places in the country, dare I say, the world, for women to call home.

You might be thinking "WHAT?!!!?  I thought D.C. was an old-boys network... after all, with the military, lawyers, lobbyists, and the government, it's a man's town, isn't it?"


Crawl out of your shoebox.  This is not your grandfather's Washington D.C.!

Think about it.  There are 76 women in the House of Representatives and 17 in the Senate, and three of the last four Secretaries of State were women.  Like'em or hate'em, or somewhere in between, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi are two of the most powerful women in Washington (and the world).



There are many factors that make a city a great place for women.  According to Forbes Magazine,

"[j]ob opportunities, high earnings potential and a budget-friendly cost of living come into play in choosing a great city, not to mention employment rates (ideally high) as well as women's average weekly earnings. But it's also important for moms to look into other factors too, like health care."


ForbesWoman has ranked Washington D.C. as the #2 city in the country for working mothers -- a great place for women to work and raise their children.

Women in D.C.

D.C. also ranked as the number one place in the nation for women's salaries, and Forbes noted that the unemployment rate for women in Washington is also the lowest among the cities it ranked.

"For women looking for financial success in a bustling metro, the country's capitol is top-notch and also boasts an excellent school system," wrote Forbes.

So the D.C. area is (or should be) attracting women.  The attraction of women (and especially attractive women) attracts men, making the D.C. area a great place for both sexes!

If you're a woman or a man who's attracted to the D.C. area, let me help you find your next home here.

Brian Block, REALTOR
Undiscriminating real estate service for both sexes in the D.C. area since 2002


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Comment balloon 8 commentsBrian Block • July 29 2010 08:09PM


Brian, when I was in DC for RainCamp we attended a Washington Nationals game the night before and you are right!  Washington D.C. has a couple of women there!

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) almost 8 years ago

Well, Brian, it should be right up there for men, but they don't really know it yet!  Except for all of the great gay guys I know who live in DC!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Brian... so what you are saying is if I move to DC, I will strike it rich?  lol  Seriously, my old company, for 3 yrs in a row, held our national sales/awards meeting in DC... we stayed on Pennsylvania avenue and headed into Georgetown.... I won't tell you all, but just say that I always had a great time and always met single women.  Well, that's what they told me... lol

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Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) almost 8 years ago

Are Hillary and Nancy representative of what I will find if I move to Washington?

Now what exactly is it that makes Washington attractive to men?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

That is a great title, I always fun in DC it is really becoming a great place to hang out...

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 8 years ago

Interesting and I can agree with the results we do have great women in the area.

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) almost 8 years ago

Pat is right about all the great gay guys in DC!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

Brian ... Your interesting article angle, and I am sure that are many smart, articulate, important, careful, and powerful women at Washington D.C.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) almost 8 years ago