The community of Glen Echo is best known for Glen Echo Park. A fully functioning amusement park between 1898 and well into the 1960s, the park had rides, a swimming pool and performing stage, among other delights. Today, Glen Echo Park is a National Park that regularly provides a variety of art education courses and serves as the area's cultural hub, where artists, teachers and people from all walks of life gather. From painting to puppetry, you can learn a new craft every year. This is fitting, as the park is also known for hosting Chautauqua events in its heyday, which focused on mental and physical health, providing a creative and uplifting lifestyle for those who participated. Thanks to the National Park Service's fundraising endeavors, several of Glen Echo Park's original art deco buildings have been revitalized and still lend their whimsical character to the park, including the grand carousel and Spanish ballroom, where Glen Echo citizens still go dancing at night. The park is also home to a museum, a climbing wall, a children's garden and much more.
Glen Echo's proximity to the city is one of the biggest draws for new residents. Washington, D.C., is a lively, diverse and sophisticated city encompassing people from all walks of life. Rich in history and culture, our Nation's Capital is about more than just politics. Residents of The District of Columbia enjoy a flourishing economy, esteemed educational facilities, an extremely efficient transportation network, and the nation's largest collection of educational and entertaining monuments, museums, and numerous other historic destinations.
A prominent communications and technology hub, D.C. boasts five metro rail lines and a widespread bus route infrastructure to take suburban commuters and visitors to and from work, or on sightseeing adventures. Having experienced a somewhat recent culinary arts renaissance, Washington, D.C., today is home to some of the finest dining around. A wealth of eateries, shopping centers, theaters, galleries, parks, fitness facilities and other forms of recreation and leisure locations make the capital's metropolitan area a popular destination from places near and far.
Several continuing education opportunities exist in and around D.C. as well, including Bowie State College, George Mason University and the University of Maryland, among others. Nearly 600,000 residents take pride in calling Washington, D.C., home. World-class sports, entertainment, transportation, history and diversity are just some of the things that make the quality of life here so ideal.
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