Best Places to Live

Washington , DC

Population: 647,484
Courtesy of Bluejacket Brewery

As capital of the U.S., Washington, D.C., welcomes about 18 million visitors a year who contribute $5 billion to the local economy. Georgetown University and George Washington University give D.C. a college feel, and the microbrew industry continues to grow. Brewpubs have names like 3 Stars Brewing Co., DC Brau and Bluejacket that offers brands like our pick, Forbidden Planet, and Murmur.