• Parking
    • Will you bring your vehicle to DC? If so, consider whether your housing includes a parking spot, or if there is street parking. Depending on your neighborhood, a car may not be necessary and you may be able to use a car sharing service (e.g., Zipcar) if a car is needed.
  • Amenities (washer/dryer, dishwasher, elevator)
    • Many buildings in DC were built several decades ago and may not contain the amenities we are accustomed to having. Consider whether any particular amenities are necessary for your stay. 

  • Furnished
    • Does this housing option include housewares?
  • Utilities included?

  • Proximity to laundry/dry cleaners

    • Some buildings in DC may not have laundry on site.
  • Proximity to grocery store

    • If you find housing located some distance from a grocery store, consider whether groceries are within walking distance, if you can use transit, or a grocery delivery service (e.g., Instacart or Peapod).

  • Noise level/proximity to busy street

    • Some DC neighborhoods are known for vibrant nightlife. Consider your preferences for a more busy or quiet area.