jresta said:I doubt the federal government is going anywhere in a hurry, nor are the legions of bottomfeeding lobbyists that took up shop down the street so that might be one reason DC will survive.
Aside from that, $million condos don't bloom like cherry blossoms in cities that have nothing to offer or are on the decline. I had a friend who lived in Arlington and my dad recently moved to the Maryland suburbs from NYC. I know how far out both of them had to move to find rents they could afford.
They glory days of the suburbs have come and gone. A lot of people on here tend to think that mobility will be the thorn in the side of the suburbs from the traffic perspective. I think it's going to come from the cost of fuel. Time will tell.
Wow, if Arlington is far out, I wonder what you think of all the people who live out in Leesburg, Stafford, Frederick, Fredericksburg, or even West Virginia who commute inside the beltway every day. It ain't New York.