Capitol Hill North vs. Capitol Hill South

Posted by Mark Washburn on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 9:56am.

While the neighborhood rivalry between the East Village vs West Village of Georgetown is longstanding, there doesn't seem to be much competition between the Capitol Hill North and Capitol Hill South Neighborhoods.  Amongst the throngs of hill staffers who call this area home, Capitol Hill North is known as the Senate side of the Hill and Capitol Hill South is known as the House side of the Hill.

The dividing line between the two sections of Capitol Hill is East Capitol Street, NE with Lincoln Park serving as a middle ground between both neighborhoods.  As a general rule of thumb, addresses with NE and the 20002 zip code are in the Senate side of the hill and addresses with SE and 20003 are in the House side of the Hill.  The only major deviation to this rule are that addresses on East Capitol Street carry a NE designation with a 20003 zip code.

Here are some of the highlights of each of the Capitol Hill neighborhoods:


 Capitol Hill North              

 Capitol Hill South                
 AKA      Senate Side
 House Side
 Zip Code      
 20002 20003
 Commercial Strip     
 H Street NE
 Barracks Row
 State Avenue
 Maryland Pennsylvannia
 Metro Union Station
 Eastern Market & Potomac Avenue 
 Popular Park  Stanton Garfield
 Coming Soon.... Street Cars Navy Yard Car Barn
 Groceries Capitol Hill Supermarket
 Harris Tweeter, Safeway & Yes
 Popular Destination Union Station
 Eastern Market
 Best Coffee
 Sidamo Peregrine Expresso
 Dive Bars
 The Pug
 Tune Inn & Trustys
 Pet Store
 Metro Mutts
 Chareaux Animaux & Pawticulars
 Irish Pub Stars & Shamrock
 Molly Malone's
 Signature Development     
 Landmark Lofts
 Bryan School Lofts


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