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Dear PoPville – Tips for living in Park View

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm 68 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

I’m getting ready to move into a great apartment in Park View, DC, and my roommate and I are so excited. The neighborhood is about half a mile east of Columbia Heights and four blocks south of the Petworth metro. I feel that it is completely safe, but the immediate 1-2 blocks around my apartment are definitely less developed than the rest of the CH/Petworth area. My roommate and I are both women in our early 20s, and we are experienced with the basics of being safe in the city… don’t flash around your smartphone, avoid walking by yourself at night, get to know your neighbors, etc. But I haven’t spent a ton of time in this neighborhood, and I was hoping some of your readers that know it or live there can offer additional advice as we prepare to move in.”

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