So Washington's a boomtown, now, at least according the Wall Street Journal. But thanks to the meticulous planning of L'Enfant and the no-ifs-ands-or-buts building height limit, no amount of urban growth and rejuvenation will keep Washingtonians from the sun, grass, trees and flowers that makes the city such a pleasant place to live. Sure, the District may not have New York's arts scene, Chicago's architecture, or San Francisco's restaurants — it holds its own in each of these categories, mind you — but Washington has greenspace galore. And while Rock Creek Park and the National Mall get most of the attention, there are many smaller, less heralded but equally fulfilling options for the in-the-know seekers of a shady tree, a park bench, and a little fresh air. With so many landscaped traffic circles, gardens tucked into nooks and crannies, and neighborhood parks, District residents are never more than a few blocks away from an underappreciated pocket of green, respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
— Brooks HaysRead More