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20 Maps Of Washington, D.C. They Never Showed You In School

These are the maps the U.S. Government never wanted you to see.

Terryn Hall

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1. Washington, D.C. is home to the Super Mario Metro!

Maps of Washington DC

2. But living near a good metro line can burn a hole in your pocket. (red = high cost)

Maps of Washington DC

3. Luckily, you can choose to walk everywhere. (Green gives walking a “Go”)

Maps of Washington DC

4. Or ride a bike… (green = bike lanes, red = bike trails)

Maps of Washington DC

5. Because we are a biking kind of city.

Maps of Washington DC

Source: Bing

6. Maybe it’s time to get our politicians to hustle and introduce them to the jogging paths.

Maps of Washington DC

7. There are so many expensive neighborhoods to run through.

Maps of Washington DC

8. And our wealth is concentrated in just a few neighborhoods.

Maps of Washington DC

9. Washington, D.C. neighborhoods aren’t without their stereotypes

Maps of Washington DC

10. Some neighborhoods are outright crazy.

Maps of Washington DC

11. We have neighborhoods with their share of crime.

Maps of Washington DC

12. Especially homicide-red marks the spot. (Hey, odds are still low, calm down.)

Maps of Washington DC

13. But don’t underestimate the importance of a neighborhood that receives food delivery.

Maps of Washington DC

14. Ugh… but be sure to choose a neighborhood without those pesky traffic cameras. (Seriously, thank you Aaron Weiner for creating this map!)

Maps of Washington DC

15. Hipsters flock to H Street because it starts with “H”. (Because… Hipsters, duh.)

Maps of Washington DC

Source: Yelp

16. And if you want romance, find a spot overlooking the Potomac River.

Maps of Washington DC

Source: Yelp

17. Any city with a concentration of bacon is okay with me.

Maps of Washington DC

Source: Yelp

18. And here is where you should go for Satanic worship. (Yeah, our city builders had a master plan–wink, wink.)

Maps of Washington DC

19. We are a divided city over iPhone vs. Android. (red = iPhone, green = Android)

Maps of Washington DC

20. And interestingly, ethnic background seems play a role in our phone choice. Only in Washington! (red = white residents, blue = black residents)

Maps of Washington DC

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posted on: January 22, 2014
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