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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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$4,900,000
 

115 12th St Se, WASHINGTON

21 Beds, 21 Baths,
115 12th is a 13 unit building being sold together with 117 12th, the building next door. 117 12th is an 8 unit building. The tax record for 115 12th St is 0989//0809. The tax record for 117 12th St is 0989//0808. The total price for both buildings is $4,900,000. There are three vacancies at 115 12th and two vacancies at 117 12th. We can show the vacant units. The tenants 120 day negotiating period has expired. They will still have a 15 day
$4,750,000
 

218 7th Street Se, WASHINGTON

2 Beds, 4½ Baths, 9,939 SqFt
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.
$2,495,000
 

651 Maryland Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 4½ Baths, 3,065 SqFt
Another amazing restoration by Morningstar Development. Magnificently renovated 5 BD with separate legal lower level unit. Incredible Brazilian wood roof deck with built-in gas grill and views of the Capitol Dome. Featuring all of Morningstar's signature finishes: Sub-Zero, Viking, custom oak & iron staircase, quartz countertops and custom cabinetry. Secure garage rental parking one block away.
$2,475,000
 

1375 Maryland Ave Ne #h, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 10.1k SqFt
Introducing history, location and opportunity at the Pierce School Lofts-spectacular-spectacular! There is nothing like this in all of Washington, DC! Walk into the long and rich history of this 1893 renowned German-born architect- Adolf Cluss designed penthouse part of the historic Pierce School condo conversion of 2012. Serving as the alma mater to eight decades of DC children this breathtaking home offers the perfect marriage of classical
$1,994,495
 

645 Maryland Ave Ne #101, WASHINGTON

2 Beds, 2½ Baths, 2,285 SqFt
Exquisite modern luxury condominium residence at the two-time national award-winning New Union Garage adjacent to Stanton Park on Capitol Hill. Designed by OPal and GPS Designs Architecture in 2017 to include high-efficiency materials and systems, unit 101 is the only residence that occupies the original historic 1906 Union Garage building, preserving history while providing a stunning place to call home. Entering the expansive great room
$1,977,700
 

1008 E Capitol St Ne, WASHINGTON

5 Beds, 4½ Baths, 3,521 SqFt
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS. GRAB YOUR AGENT OR CALL ME DIRECT. APPOINTMENTS APPROVED INSTANTLY. Stop holding your breath and grab your checkbook. Here it is, everything you have been waiting for. Towering Edwardian facade with a deep front yard, round turret bay windows and third story balcony with views of the most powerful city in the world. This property has been lovingly restored ~ Not remodeled, not renovated but completely restored. While
$1,975,000
 

226 8th St Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds, 3½ Baths, 4,600 SqFt
Easy to view! Click on the virtual tour for a 3D walkthrough! Welcome home to this vibrant Victorian in the heart of Capitol Hill. Location - unbeatable! Eastern Market, hip eats and so much more - all at your doorstep. This beauty is designed to throw a huge party. The light-filled, wide-open main level features an inviting formal living room, traditional parlor, and generously proportioned dining room ready to host a massive feast for many.
$1,949,999
 

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

4 Beds, 2½ Baths, 4,140 SqFt
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! Needs work.
$1,875,000
 

131 C St Se, WASHINGTON

6 Beds, 6 Baths,
1 unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 efficiency units. 3-car off-street parking. Fabulous location on Capitol Hill. Two blocks to the US Capitol. One block to Cannon House Office Building. One block to the Capitol South metro station. House is sold in as-is condition.
$1,839,000
 

1 D Street Se, WASHINGTON

2 Beds, 2½ Baths, 2,298 SqFt
QUINTESSENTIAL CAPITOL HILL PRESENCE! AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THE DUPONT HOUSE. PRIZED HISTORICAL HOME WITH UNPARALLELED LOCATION AND HISTORY. THIS GRAND HOME IS DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE CAPITOL GROUNDS WITH VIEWS OF THE CAPITOL, THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND OTHER CITY VISTAS. ELEGANT PERIOD TREASURE WITH ORIGINAL DETAILS AND FINISHING. ELEGANTLY ENTERTAIN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THIS CLASSIC, ONE OF A KIND, WASHINGTON VENUE. THE HOME
$1,699,900
 

223 11th St Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds, 3½ Baths, 3,155 SqFt
Distinguished Capitol Hill Victorian townhome with a high-end modern design. Fully renovated in 2010 by McConnell & Schmidt Builders. Over twenty five windows on four sides flood the home with natural light. Impressive main level has warm wood floors and spacious living room that flows into the chef's kitchen and dinning area. Smartly designed kitchen has marble countertops, breakfast bar island, stainless steel appliances including gourmet


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 March 29th, 2020 at 9:03am EDT.