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Hillcrest Features & Amenities

Hillcrest is almost exclusively residential, but many conveniences can be found in neighboring communities and many look forward to the opening of Skyland Town Center, which is being developed just outside of Hillcrest.

While there are some apartments and condominiums in Hillcrest, the area has maintained a beautiful stock of detached single-family homes, including center-hall Colonials, Georgian Colonials, Tudors, bungalows, and ramblers. There's no cookie-cutter vibe, but the architectural diversity is tempered with a strong feeling of community pride.

Hillcrest History & Appeal

Hillcrest, named for its considerable elevation, has been called the Cleveland Park of Southeast DC. It is a lovely residential neighborhood that more and more buyers are considering, especially young families. In the early 20th Century it was a popular weekend getaway site for US Congressmen and before air conditioning became commonplace, real estate developers advertised the area as being consistently five to ten degrees cooler than the District across the river.

Hillcrest Transportation & Location

Hillcrest has no Metro Station, however, the Naylor Road Metro Station on the Green line is located just over the Maryland line. Branch Ave SE connects to Pennsylvania Ave SE providing quick and easy access to Capitol Hill.

Hillcrest is bounded by Suitland Rd SE to the north, Southern Ave SE to the east, and Branch Ave SE to the south and west.