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Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

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Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

Am visiting, to see the sights. tall builings etc.

Have offer of cheap room for 7 nights.

Some areas aren't safe, I hear....

thanks!

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1. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

Are we supposed to know what area you are staying in? All you are giving us is the street and that street goes on for miles.

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2. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

don't know house number, she won't give that

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3. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

If you can't give more information than no one can help you. The house could be in any number of different neighborhoods.

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4. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

If it is rather cheap there is probably the reason. And that reason probably is that it isn't a great place to stay. There are many places along 13th Street NW that I would not want to stay at. And many will be inconvenient even if they aren't unsafe.

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5. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

Hi, I got some details...thanks!:

"It's conveniently located near the Georgia Ave./Pethworth Metro Station and the bus stops for the 52,53, and 54 lines, just a few minutes walk.

We live near Yes! Organic, and the bodega, PanAm. You can also walk a few blocks down to Columbia Heights if you enjoy shopping at Giant.

"Some of the bar/restaurants we all walk to in our neighborhood are Red Derby, Chez Billy, Looking Glass, Mad Momos, Wonderland, The Coupe and other establishments in the vicinity of 11th and Park."

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6. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

You should never ever even consider staying at a place that won't give you the exact location. This is just common sense. They claim they are a "few minutes walk" from a bus stop, but what is a few minutes? Five? Ten? Fifteen? And then how long of a bus ride is it? Five? Ten... etc etc. There's no way for you to check!

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7. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

If this is an airbnb.com listing - give us the listing number and we can tell you more. But ANY listing on any service should give you the cross streets so you can look on an online map. "Conveniently located near. . ." means 3 blocks or more. Listings that are 1-3 blocks to a metro always state that, because that is a great attraction.

In general though - Petworth is a charming neighborhood that is still undergoing more transition than many people are comfortable with. Being near the Green/Yellow line Metro is super convenient, and there are indeed some great restaurants there, but you will also see some rough people and unruly youths hanging out, and sometime harassing people around the Georgia Ave. Metro.

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8. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

Just for the record, the Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro station is almost a mile from that Giant Food store, so I would take everything with a grain of salt. The 52,53,54 buses are really just one every-20 minutes bus route on 14th St. The Georgia Avenue Station is at 9th and Randolph. So I can guess that the neighborhood is okay, more like Shepherds Bush than Park Lane in London.

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9. Re: Is this area safe? 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 200

Contact the local police district or find a source for crime reports like the washington post. Safe is a relative term - why not ask the experts.

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