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Door to Door: Foggy Bottom & Calvert Hills

MR. ROB SACHS

13:37:54
And now, "Door to Door," our weekly trip around the region.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:37:57
Today, we visit Foggy Bottom in Northwest D.C. and Calvert Hills, a neighborhood in College Park, Md.

MS. RACHEL STEYER

13:38:04
I'm Rachel Steyer and I live in Foggy Bottom. I'm a student at George Washington University in the Elliott School of International Affairs. I've been living in Foggy Bottom the whole time I've been in D.C., which is now my fourth year here. I knew for me that I was drawn to the urban setting, being someone who grew up just outside of a major city. And I wanted the flexibility and availability in different opportunities that being in a major city offers.

MS. RACHEL STEYER

13:38:31
I really enjoy going out to dinner in restaurants and eating. And D.C. actually has -- D.C. has some great restaurants. Foggy Bottom, since I've been a student here, has gotten slightly better. I'm a big fan of Founding Farmers and some of the local restaurants around here. You know, you always hear about, apparently, tensions between the University and Foggy Bottom residents. People who are either living here as trying to raise families or just people who don't necessarily enjoy everything that comes along with being right next to a University where the sort of regular 24-hour grind is a little bit different and the clock schedule is a little bit different for the average college student than it is the average working person.

MR. MORGAN GALE

13:39:18
My name is Morgan Gale and I live in Calvert Hills in the city of College Park, Md. There are probably about a dozen distinct neighborhoods within College Park. There are 400 homes that comprise Calvert Hills. There's only a number of streets that come into the neighborhood, but there's no cut-through traffic that allows them to go to Kenilworth Avenue. So therefore, the people in this neighborhood that are driving through here, belong here. That's not to say that others aren't welcome, but there's really nowhere else for them to go.

MR. MORGAN GALE

13:39:49
So it means that the streets are open and inviting and there are lots of people walking the streets at all hours of the day and night. The University of Maryland brings both good and bad. By that I mean, they bring a lot of cultural diversity. They bring a lot of economic power to the surrounding environments. They also bring a lot of students who like to party in the neighborhoods. My family operates a restaurant here in College Park.

MR. MORGAN GALE

13:40:17
So we benefit greatly from the students being here and when they're not here, our business suffers. Being adjacent to the Metro, it's one of the last, what I call, undiscovered neighborhoods near the Metro. Homes are affordable, it's near the University. It's a very diverse community and very progressive.

SHEIR

13:40:37
We heard from Rachel Steyer in Foggy Bottom and Morgan Gales in Calvert Hills.

SACHS

13:40:41
And if you'd like us to come out and talk to you about your neighborhood, e-mail us at metro@wamu.org or visit us on Facebook, that's facebook.com/metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

13:40:52
And you can view an interactive map of all the doors we visited so far on our website, that's metroconnection.org.
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