Strong theater tradition in Washington DC

There are many ways a city can stand out as a place to live. Great dining options, friendly culture and a temperate climate are all factors that might make someone choose one metro area over another.

Another common source of pride for a city's residents is its arts and culture. If you're looking for homes for sale in Washington, DC and you value a vibrant theater scene, you are likely to be impressed.

Although it is perhaps better known for the theater that sometimes accompanies national politics, the nation's capital has also developed a reputation for its plays, musicals and other shows.

"There is a tradition of longevity with strong artistic leaders, starting with Zelda Fichandler at the Arena Stage, who have invested in Washington, made Washington their home, gotten to know the community and taken part in the conversation between the work and the audience," Howard Shalwitz, Founding Artistic Director of Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, told Washington Life Magazine.

With theaters such as Artisphere, Blair Family Center for the Arts and the Bowie Playhouse scattered in and around the city, Washington DC is sure to please even the most ardent theater fans.