The largest and most unique residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is the political center of the nation’s capital, Capitol Hill. Designated by the area north of the Washington Navy Yard, east of Judiciary Square and Penn Quarter, south of Union Station and west of the Southeast Waterfront, Capitol Hill is home to members of Congress, their staff, lobbyists, journalists and others who love the hustle and bustle of the city. Many of the homes in this area are circa 19th and 20th century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area includes esteemed sub-neighborhoods such as Massachusetts Ave, the Northeast Corridor, Eastern Market, Southwest Waterfront, Barracks Row and H Street.
Eastern Market, one of Capitol Hill’s sub-neighborhoods mentioned above, has exquisite homes, fresh food and great restaurants, all within walking distance. This was one of DC’s first neighborhoods to evolve and is full of amenities its residents have been enjoying for years. Homebuyers considering relocating to Eastern Market can choose from Victorian or Federal style row homes with lush gardens and big porches, or choose from one of the elegant condos available for sale. The median price for a 2 bedroom row home in Eastern Market is around $650,000, while a 4 bedroom averages $895,000. Condos on the other hand average $380,000 for a 1 bedroom to $500,000 for a 2 bedroom. We’d be remiss not to mention Eastern Market’s best feature, the market itself, where you can find anything and everything your heart desires in its numerous assorted shops. Tucked in between the Anacostia River and Washington Channel is a diverse area of approximately 12,000 residents, known to be one of DC’s smallest sub-neighborhoods, Southwest Waterfront. This unique area is conveniently located within walking distance to Nats Stadium, the National Mall and Chinatown which makes is a great choice when considering where in Capitol Hill to buy a home. Available properties include condos and luxurious townhouses to row houses built in the 1700s, and everything in between. The average sale price for a condo in this area is around $310,000. Townhouses, with 4 bedrooms, a patio and garage, average $720,000. Another great neighborhood to consider on Capitol Hill is northeast DC’s H Street corridor. Here you will find, not only multiple housing options to consider, but an attractive and growing restaurant and bar scene as new businesses continually pop up along the main thoroughfare. This growing neighborhood is home to some very popular attractions such as the Rock & Roll Hotel, the H Street Country Club, and Dr. Granville Moore’s which also make it a great place to live.
Regardless which Capitol Hill community you choose, you will love living so close to so many fantastic restaurants and attractions. In addition to the obvious, the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, you can also enjoy Union Station, Eastern Market, the Navy Museum, and the U.S. Botanic Garden, just to name a few. Capitol Hill also boasts 59 parks where residents can enjoy the outdoors. There are countless other amenities available to those living in Capitol Hill, so if you are looking to relocate to Washington, D.C., make sure you consider one of these renowned neighborhoods.
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