My partner and I are relocating to DC later in the year from overseas and we're trying to get a feel for the 'vibe' of various neighborhoods.
In a dream world, I would love to live somewhere with a good selection of local cafes, a great local baker/ butcher and maybe a farmers market not too far away (I did say dream!).
We both enjoy a drink but we're not rampaging party animals so bars are okay but not vital. We are more likely to spend time in sunny brunch cafes than in formal fine dining establishments. Also, we have a toddler but he won't be school aged while we are there so we don't have school zoning issues etc.
So far we are considering the Clarendon/Courthouse areas of Arlington, Capitol Hill and Columbia Heights.
What do you all think? Are these the right places to be looking? And which of them would you choose if you were looking for somewhere with atmosphere?