Capitol Hill North vs. Capitol Hill South

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 Espresso
 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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