sibley wrote:chutzpah wrote:sibley wrote:Kim617 wrote:just got to DC! so the area near here looks a little shady, but i haven't been to the school yet, so i'll let you know what i think!
yay! yeah let us know how it goes! I hope you love it! also, good neighborhoods border on bad ones a lot and I hear georgetown's nice =)
the law school isn't in Georgetown. Its downtown, near Union Station. Kim, don't wander too far due north. The area around North Capitol north of Union Station is not so great, though a lot of people love the new bars and stuff on H st NE. Anything South and West of the school is great though. Since you like shopping I recommend strolling over to gallery place/chinatown (like 7th and H sts NW) and if you have time going to Georgetown proper (M st west of 24th).
edit: don't mean to sound alarmist. the first time i went to dc i got off the bus at the greyhound station, which at the time was in a not-so-great area north of union station and had a bad first impression of the city. been here 4 years and love it and almost always feel safe.
I was under the impression that georgetown isn't actually that far away from the law school/capitol/etc
you all probably know this, but gulc is next to a homeless shelter. georgetown main campus is about a 20 min shuttle ride way from gulc. it's day and night between the two areas, imo. I prefer gulc's location. And I live in gu, proper.