Capitol Hill is an historic neighborhood located in the Southeast and Northeast quadrants of Washington, DC. About 35,000 Washingtonians make their home in the two square miles of the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
In the early years of the District, members of Congress stayed in boarding houses on Capitol Hill rather than establish a permanent residence in Washington. Today, gentrification has spread throughout the neighborhood and has transformed it into an upscale and exclusive area. It is estimated that nearly one third of the members of Congress now make their home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Read more about Capitol Hill real estate.
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Government landmarks on Capitol Hill include the United States Capitol, the Senate and House Office Buildings, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Congressional Cemetery, Washington Navy Yard, and the US Marine Barracks. Neighborhood landmarks include Eastern Market, the oldest working public market in DC, Union Station and Lincoln Park.
The architecture of Capitol Hill is dominated by row houses constructed during the Federal and Victorian Periods in a variety of styles including Richardsonian, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts. Historic single-family homes are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood amongst more recent upscale condo projects.
The boundaries of the Capitol Hill neighborhood as defined by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society are the Capitol precinct to the west, F Street to the north, 13th and 14th Streets to the east and Southeast Freeway to the south with an expansion area south of the Southeast Freeway bounded by 7th, M, 10th and 11th Streets. East Capitol Street NE divides Capitol Hill North neighborhood from the Capitol Hill South Neighborhood.
Capitol Hill is served by Union Station, Capitol South, Eastern Market and Potomac Metro Stations.
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