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Capitol Hill - Washington, DC Neighborhood


Capitol Hill - Washington, DC Neighborhood

The U. S. Capitol

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Capitol Hill is the most prestigious address in Washington, DC and the political center of the nation’s capital with the Capitol Building set atop a hill overlooking the National Mall. Members of Congress and their staff, lobbyists and journalists live on Capitol Hill as well as others who can afford the steep prices of real estate here. Capitol Hill is the largest residential historic district in Washington, DC with many of its 19th and 20th century row houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Union Station is located nearby providing plenty of options for shopping and dining.


North of the Washington Navy Yard, East of Judiciary Square and Penn Quarter, South of Union Station and West of the Southeast Waterfront.
See a map of Capitol Hill

Neighborhoods within Capitol Hill:

Barracks Row, Mass. Ave., NE Corridor, Eastern Market, Southwest Waterfront, and H Street

Public Transportation and Parking:

Metro stations: Union Station, Capitol South, and Eastern Market
Metrobus Routes: 30-36, 91-97, X8 and D6.
MARC: Union Station
Virginia Rail Express: Union Station

Street parking in the area is extremely limited. The parking garage at Union Station has more than 2,000 spaces. Access is available 24 hours a day. Rates: $10-16.

Major Attractions on Capitol Hill:

Restaurants and Dining:

Capitol Hill has many great restaurants where on any day you may rub elbows with a Senator or Member of Congress. See a guide to the best restaurants on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Parks:

The Capitol Hill neighborhood has 59 inner-city parks. These triangles and squares were designed by Pierre L'Enfant, the French-born urban designer who designed the basic plan for Washington, DC. The parks provide an urban green space giving residents and visitors a nice place to enjoy the outdoors. Read more about Capitol Hill Parks

Community Websites and Organizations:

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