Saturday, October 11, 2008

Overheard in Logan

When:  Saturday evening

Location:  Intersection of 14th and R Sts

Who:  Group of well-dressed young professional males

What:  One young man is talking to the rest of his group members:  "Yeah, for someone who's making $500k per year, this place must be paradise!"

So, is Logan Circle truly paradise for the uber-affluent?  Please feel free to provide your thoughts and opinions below.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well...I think Logan Cirle can be paradise with $300K a year. :) This zip code isnt cheap but a great place to live.

Anonymous said...

well we have a combined income of about $175K, and it's certainly not bad. it's better than chinatown, where we got called faggots for walking up the street holding hands on the way to the cinema.

Herb of DC said...

I don't see how people can live here without an above average salary or dozens of roommates. I could never afford my house today (I purchased in 1996) on my non-profit salary.

cuttingkeyboard said...

'tis not bad. Wouldn't call it paradise though, but it's nice (with our combined salaries)minus all of the gay bashings, muggings, and assaults that have been going on maybe I would feel safer NE.

Doug said...

If I were uber affluent, I'm not sure I'd pick Logan as my homebase.... I mean its nice and all... but paradise? I don't think so.

Brian said...

Hm. Interesting. I can't see how you'd need half a mil to love this neighborhood, but then I'm sure lifestyle plays a part.

My wife and I are new Loganites and we're wondering: what's the one best bit of advice for someone new to this neighborhood? We came from way out west (the other Washington).

lacochran's evil twin said...

It's no Trenton.

bad apologies said...

If I were making $500K and uber-affluent, I would probably pick a different neighborhood deeper in NW, like Georgetown. For example, the 1400 Block of R, where this conversation was overheard, is definitely a rowdy bunch. Maybe 14th and P is what they meant?

But for someone who can't afford the West End, and prefers a neighbor with a bit more character--and the occasional bodega--Logan is great.

I, for one, don't make six figures, and yet my rent is well within reason--and I have only one roommate. This is not a neighborhood that is out of reach for all but the wealthy.

Mr. 14th & You said...

"My wife and I are new Loganites and we're wondering: what's the one best bit of advice for someone new to this neighborhood? We came from way out west (the other Washington)."

Brian, sorry for the delinquent follow-up. Don't know if you'll get this, but my one piece of advice is to walk everywhere. You can appreciate the architectural details in the buildings, the diversity of retail, and the preponderance of restaurant and bar options available. It may seem obvious to recommend walking through a very walkable neighborhood, but you'd be surprised at the number of people I encounter who haven't noticed/heard of certain establishments because they're "always in their car".

And welcome to the 'hood! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.