bettyjoan Posted October 22, 2012 Share Posted October 22, 2012 Okay, I know this isn't really food-related (tangential at best), but I want the input of folks who live/work in DC and the surrounding areas... I lived in DC from 2005-2008, and I loved it. Met the now-husband, and due to his career necessity at the time, we moved back home to Atlanta. Now I am considering a job opportunity that would move us back to DC. It is a promotion, and a very good career move, but it is not a big raise (government position). I know cost of living is MUCH higher in DC than it is in Atlanta. We don't have kids and are not planning on having any, but we do have a dog and a cat and a house and two cars. My husband would likely have to quit his solo law practice and find a more structured government/firm job, which would probably mean we'd be living separately until he was able to do so. When we lived in DC the first time, we were more like students - we rented (at 16th and U), we didn't care as much about investments or debt or putting down roots, we just wanted to be in the heart of the action. Now, we crave a bit more permanence. We are still young and active, but we also want our own space, for ourselves and our critters. We also love to entertain at home, and would relish the opportunity (and the square footage) to do so, even if it meant eating/drinking out less. I guess I need help thinking about DC from a more "grown up" perspective. Help! I still love Atlanta, and my job there is fine (frustrated with it at the moment, but there may still be growth potential, though the timeframe is uncertain), so it makes things all the more difficult, as it truly is a choice and not a necessity. Thanks for any feedback you can provide...moderators, feel free to move if this is in the wrong place. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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