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Capitol Hill | Neighborhood Guide

The area known as Capitol Hill includes DC's largest historic district. Once known as Jenkins Hill and the site of boarding houses for itinerant congressmen and housing for shipwrights and merchants, the area was beautifully developed and currently maintains the spirit of Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 design. Much of Capitol Hill's charm can be attributed to the characterful variations within the classic grid that defines our nation's capital.

The Neighbors The Real Estate Market
What to Expect The Lifestyle
What Not To Expect You'll Fall In Love With
Nearby Neighborhoods Featured Condos

The Neighbors

Congressmen, families, and anyone else who loves beautiful tree-lined streets

The neighborhood was originally developed to house elected officials and other employees of the United States' fledgling government and though the neighborhood has become a home for people of all professions in the last 200 years, the trend continues. With an abundance of interns and staffers enjoying the quick commute, it comes as no surprise that nearly a third of Capitol Hill residents fall within the mid-twenties to mid-thirties age bracket. All demographics are well represented, however, and the neighborhood's plethora of single-family homes make it a popular spot to raise a family.


The Real Estate Market

Beautiful, stately historic rowhouses and occasional apartment buildings and condos

Following the American Civil War, a surge of Victorian rowhouses sprouted in what is now the Capitol Hill Historic District. The vast variety among these would-be-uniform houses contributes to the neighborhood's unique flavor and village feel. Victorian styles include Romanesque, Eastlakian, and Queen Anne and many contain creative combinations of design elements that add to the quirk. Some multi-family dwellings exist in the area, but the neighborhood's historic designation requires a deeper vetting process, and many that are approved are conversions or pre-existing buildings such as schools and houses of worship.


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$5,950,000
 

218 7th Street Se, WASHINGTON

2 Beds, 4½ Baths, 9,939 SqFt
Huge Price Reduction! Strategic location, Heart of Cap Hill Historic District, Commercially Zoned 4 level TH across Historic Eastern Market. Mixed Use-Retail,entry level(1st/2nd floors) 3rd fl.retail & office: & 4th fl, 2 resid. loft 1 BR 11/2 BA apt. with exterior decks. 2 pkg rear. Delivered VACANT (1 apt stays). GBA 9939SF, (per DC OTR). Value add for Investors or Non-profit, lobbyists, restaurants.
$2,999,000
 

638 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,778 SqFt
From the Nation's Capitol, East Capitol Street runs due east to the DC-Maryland border. Some of the choicest real estate can be found on these blocks, and on rare occasions, a very special property becomes available. Just six blocks from the Capitol, 638 E Capitol St NE occupies a prominent setting in a premier Capitol Hill location. Facing South, the dwelling enjoys natural sunlight through large windows and top floor skylights. This unique
$2,695,000
 

426 C Street Ne, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,700 SqFt
Meticulous top to bottom restoration of 5 BR brownstone featuring rooftop terrace, separate lower level, and parking. This residence is zoned for both residential and commercial use making it incredibly unique and ultra flexible. Exquisite finishes and unmatched attention to detail. Easy to show.
$2,395,000
 

902 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 4½ Baths, 4,066 SqFt
This stunning historic home originally built in 1896 has been restored, renovated, and re-imagined over the past 12 months. Located one block from Lincoln Park on the Capitol side, this 4,066 square foot home on East Capitol is on one of the most sought-after streets in DC. Features include 5 ~ 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a large kitchen with custom cabinetry, ample preparation space, quartz counters, integrated Subzero and Wolf appliances, and
$2,200,000
 

515 2nd St Ne, WASHINGTON

10 Beds, 1½ Baths, 3,744 SqFt
Completely renovated mixed use townhouse on Capitol Hill. Possible uses for an owner occupant looking for a turnkey space with technology upgrades. Plus roof, HVAC and electrical were updated when the building was renovated.The building has a modern feel with contemporary finishes, to include a large glass enclosed conference room. Multiple individual offices on the first and second floors with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that create a sense of
$1,979,900
 

210 D St Se, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 4½ Baths, 3,051 SqFt
Fabulous property in the perfect location! Stunning home offers 4 levels of style. From the Chef~s kitchen that features Viking and Sub Zero to the roof deck overlooking Folger~s Park this is an entertainers dream. Owner~s level features spa type bath with steam and a nice deck to enjoy on those perfect evenings. The main level offers open floor plan with lots of windows and great natural light is complete with a fireplace for gathering. Modern
$1,899,000
 

139 C St Se, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,140 SqFt
Huge Home Steps from Capitol, House Office Bldgs, Spacious, Deep Backyard and Two Level Carriage House, Vintage 1860 but w/ All The Best Parts Still Intact, High Ceilings, HWF (Under Old Carpet), Plaster Crown, Medallions, Curved Banisters, Orig Newel Posts, FP w/ Stone Mantels, TSK, in-Bounds for Brent, Metro, Menus, More! NEEDS work, needs everything, but consider the possibilities.
$1,850,000
 

609 Maryland Ave Ne #4, WASHINGTON

4 Beds, 4½ Baths, 2,545 SqFt
Own a piece of history in this 125-year-old Romanesque Revival-style church conversion. Extra-large 3 story townhouse condo in the prestigious Stanton Tower. 2019 DC Preservation Award Winner with exceptional details. Featuring restored stained glass windows, 16 foot ceilings, luxury finishes and private elevator. Owner-only access to newly rebuilt 130 foot high bell tower affording never before seen views of the city. A truly unique
$1,800,000
 

218 S Carolina Ave Se, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 5½ Baths, 2,563 SqFt
New
$1,795,000
 

645 Maryland Ave Ne #201, WASHINGTON

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,884 SqFt
One of the most beautiful condos in DC. Formerly a 1906 garage that was transformed two years ago into this beautiful boutique, luxury, architecturally designed residences. A private elevator leads you directly into this bright and spacious unit. Offering three sizable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all with built ins, two of which are walk in closets and the master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub. The living
$1,775,000
 

215 5th St Ne, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,158 SqFt
Big & beautiful legal 2 unit Victorian located just off Stanton park!1st level: double LR, banquet size DR, spacious kitchen,sunny patio & yard! Upstairs:4 REAL BR's,newly renovated cozy MBA, spa like hall bath w/loads of storage,original hwd floors & massive skylight.Lower Unit: high end finishes,open kitchen 2BR's,1.5BA ,thoughtful design to allow connecting stairs to main house in the future!
$1,695,000
 

131 11th St Ne, WASHINGTON

8 Beds, 4½ Baths, 5,748 SqFt
Incredible 5,700+ sqft multi-family investment opportunity in Capitol Hill. 3 separately metered apartments. Apt 1 - 2 bed/1 bath (1,500sqft). Apt 2 - 3 bedroom/1 bath (1,300 sqft). Apt 3 - 3 bed + den / 2.5 bath (3,000 sqft). Has parking and outdoor space! Renovated kitchens and bathrooms. New HVACs and A/C units 2017 or newer. New exterior rear windows. Original Hardwoods and character. Incredible location one block off Lincoln Park. Walk


What to Expect

A perfect escape for some R & R

Separated from the busier tourist-prone neighborhoods by the Capitol at the eastern extreme of the National Mall, Capitol Hill maintains a village or small-town vibe. Though Capitol Hill is commercially well served by Pennsylvania Ave SE and 8th St SE, the neighborhood is otherwise almost totally residential. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to some 200 public squares & parks, making it perfect for recreation.


The Lifestyle

Enjoying time off in a gorgeous community

Capitol Hill is regularly described as unpretentious and the description is apt. Though the neighborhood is home to many members of Washington's high society, there's much less of a 'see and be seen' culture. Residents appreciate downtime when they have it and tend to blend together. They can enjoy their beautiful surroundings, friendly neighbors, and the historic Eastern Market which has operated continuously since 1873. Perhaps the deep connection to history and generations of previous residents keeps current ones grounded and 'unpretentious.'


What Not to Expect

Exciting nightlife or upscale shopping

Though there are a number of places for great eats and drinks along Pennsylvania Ave SE and Barracks Row, they are not abundant and they generally fit into Capitol Hill's slower pace. Similarly, though some local shops and boutiques call the Hill their home, options are limited in terms of retail. Leisurely walks through the stalls at Eastern Market reflect the relaxed attitude toward shopping.


You'll Fall In Love With

The neighborhoodiness.

Many neighborhoods in the District seem to be defined by the collection of homes and businesses that have sprouted up over time. Meanwhile in Capitol Hill, it seems that this collection is defined by the neighborhood in which it has sprouted. The combination of the rigid street layout and the natural curves of the trees creates a bit of magic and it is easy to feel tucked away and protected when looking down Maryland Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, or East Capitol St and seeing the Capitol dome standing guard. Within this sort of secret garden, the aesthetic cohesion of dwellings and the predominance of small local businesses will make you want to call Capitol Hill your home.


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Listing information last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 7:15pm EDT.