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Cloudy, Congested D.C. Is Actually A Nature Lover Hotspot

Posted: Jun. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Washington D.C. Has been deemed the 3rd best “Nature Lover” destination in the U.S.. A lot of people wouldn’t think the crowded nation's capital to be a nature friendly zone, but 19% of D.C. Is devoted to parkland. Split up in a 100-mile radius are 10 national parks, giving a scenic break to the gray hustle and bustle of the City.

Ever feel like you’re living in a nature lover’s Paradise? Maybe while you’re eating lunch in the swampy, muggy heat of Farragut Square or while jogging along that potholed path along Rock Creek Parkway? Me either, but according to NerdWallet’s new study, we’re in the third best city for nature lovers in the country.

Washington D.C. isn’t only the White House – there is plenty of green space within city boundaries, with over 19% of the metropolitan area devoted to parkland,” the study says.

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