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Capitol Hill

One of DC’s oldest areas, full of history and politics

About:

Capitol Hill is a generally quiet area with many young families. It is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars and parks as well as great public transportation.  There are many apartment buildings and row houses converted to apartments in this area as well as Victorian homes dating back to the first days of Washington DC.


Location

Capitol Hill has Anacostia River to the east, Navy Yard to the south and the H St. corridor to the north and flanked with the National Mall to the west. This neighborhood is in the shadow of the US Capitol and has tree-lined streets, row houses and small mom and pop stores on many street corners.  It is an eclectic area with easy access to unique shops. This area is also perfect for anyone who works on the hill and is only a 10-15 minute walk Pennsylvania Ave and Eastern Market.

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Landmarks & scenes:

From Capitol Hill the US Capitol can be seen from many surrounding streets and the Library of Congress is in the neighborhood too!

Food & Drink:

With all kinds of great options that range from Tacos to the Charlie Palmer Steak House for Celeb watching, Capitol Hill has a lot to offer.  

Shopping:

One of the area’s unique gems is the Eastern Market. Selling everything from food and produce to clothing, artwork and home goods at their weekend flea market, there is something for everyone to explore here.

For even more shopping, head over to Barracks Row which has pet shops, antiques, vintage clothing and more!

Entertainment:

See a play at the Shakespeare Theater or visit the numerous bars along H Street and Pennsylvania Avenue!

Sports & Outdoors:  

Full of little neighborhood parks and nice walks, Capitol Hill offers residents many ways to stay active. With the Rumsey aquatic facility close by for a quick swim and Bikeshare in the neighborhood, fitting in that work out is easy.

Arts & Culture:

With an artistic spirit of its own, Capitol Hill is littered with public artwork as well as having easy access to some of the country’s best museums and the National Mall!

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