Kind of out of touch with DC nowadays, but I disagree about the eating around here. I think the food scene is pretty damn good in the metro area, although I do end up driving a lot. Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Jamaican, Chinese, Lebanese, the fucking taco trucks on Veirs Mill Road, El Pollo Fucking Rico- really, I'm a happy camper for the most part. Ray's makes it easy to get a fantastic steak. That is not to say there isn't a dearth of great pizza (Mia's seemed decent the one time I went there) and bagels, and not nearly enough bakeries- the Japanese scene is kind of lacking, there's no really awesome Peking duck, I kind of think fine dining is a joke in this city, too, but we aren't New York.
I like living near DC. My neighborhood in Rockville is very nice, and my neighbors are all pretty well educated- it seems like everyone on my street has at least a masters degree, and PhDs are pretty common, too. None of these folks are really into anything resembling 'fashion'. I get the impression that their idea of fashion is dressing tidily.