Capitol Hill

720 Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC, DC 20003

Capitol Hill: A Colorful & Diverse Community

As its name might suggest, Capitol Hill is home to the iconic United States Capitol building perched atop the manicured lawns of a pedestal-like hill overlooking the city. It is the largest and one of the oldest (and most densely-populated) neighborhoods of Washington, DC, known as the home to much of the US government, including the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court, as well as the Library of Congress, Marine Barracks, Washington Navy Yard, and the Congressional Cemetery. But really, it’s so much more than simply a gathering place for government officials and stoic marble buildings. Diverse residents of all ages and interest, charming historic homes, vibrant commercial districts, and beautiful blend of natural scenery and big-city bustle are the threads of the colorful tapestry that is the unique culture of Capitol Hill.

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Spotlights of Capitol Hill

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US Capitol

Perched atop the famed incline for which the neighborhood takes its name, the US Capitol and its beautiful lawns are an international attraction.

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Eastern Market

Explore local goods and produce at this bustling public indoor outdoor vendor/farmers market, and don’t miss out on the weekend flea markets.

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Barracks Row

Scenic and charming, this beautiful historic corridor is home to unique shops and stores, as well as some truly delicious local eateries and restaurants.

What You'll Love in Capitol Hill

With so many great DC neighborhoods from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Capitol Hill.

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The Wealth of Unique Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Discover a diverse range of businesses along the lively commercial Pennsylvania Avenue. Shops and stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, taverns, and more line the bustling street, providing plenty of opportunities for convenience shopping, boutique browsing, afternoon drinks, delicious meals, and after-dark entertainment.

You can also catch a theatrical performance at the Folger Shakespeare Library, tour one (or all) of the many US government buildings in and around the US Capitol Grounds, or grab a casual drink at the Dubliner Pub.

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All the Beautiful Parks & Greenspaces

Capitol Hill is speckled with many beautiful pocket parks, greenspaces, and landscaped areas that make it easy to get outside or simply enjoy the simple beauty of nature in the heart of big-city living. Larger parks, like Garfield Park or Stanton Park, offer playgrounds, walkways, tennis and basketball courts, and scenic picnic spots. And the nearby US Botanic Garden is a day of discovery and exploration in and of itself.

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The Surprisingly Homey & Laid-Back Vibe

Despite its central DC location, large number of government buildings, and rather high population density, Capitol Hill enjoys something of a small-town feel. Its brick sidewalks and streets lined in historic rowhouses and mature trees make it a pleasant community for walking, and its smaller neighborhoods within the larger community give residents a sense of closeness and community spirit, a slightly secluded disconnect from the larger city.

Capitol Hill Attractions

Capitol Hill at a Glance

Getting Around

Metro Station: Union Station (red), Captiol South, Eastern Market, Potomach Ave, Stadium/Armory (orange, blue)
DC Circulator: Stadium to Union Station via Eastern Market
Other: Zipcar
Distance from Downtown: 1.5 miles


Population: 52,181
Size: 1.1 sq mi
Zip Code: 20003
Median Home Price: $749,000

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