Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

An engaged community infused with history.

Welcome to Capitol Hill

An engaged community infused with history.
The neighborhood began over two hundred years ago at the same time as Washington DC and was the first place to house members of Congress and their families. Today it’s one large historic district, filled with people experiencing the nation’s capital for the first time. And from Pennsylvania Avenue to Eastern Market and Barrack’s Row, Capitol Hill’s shops, restaurants, and cafes continue to charm locals and visitors alike.
Capitol Hill is not just the center of the country’s political life; it is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, boasting its largest residential historic district. While iconic sights like the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress inspire awe, the Hill’s other streets are filled with beautiful rowhouses and parks large and small.

What to Expect

Bipartisan neighborliness.
Politics matters on the Hill, with neighbors tending to socialize along partisan lines and to discuss the issues of the day.

But Hill residents are unified in their support for their corner stores and home-grown businesses, with very few national chains insight. And whether at the park, over the fence, or across the aisle, the neighbor still talks to neighbors in this small community.

The Lifestyle

Equal parts relaxed and on-the-go.
Capitol Hill exudes a more buttoned-up atmosphere and tends to feel more formal even after hours. At the same time, the rhythms of life are a bit slower than in other parts of the city, particularly on the weekends. Residents enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s at the beloved Eastern Market or at the Hill’s many large parks.

What Not to Expect

Energetic nightlife or easy access to other parts of the city.
Capitol Hill real estate forms DC’s easternmost border and is far from other popular parts of the city, although convenient to major highways, several Metro lines, and Union Station. The Hill’s nightlife is on the quieter side, but there’s always evening activity along Pennsylvania Avenue, Barrack’s Row, and nearby H Street or the Navy Yard. If you appreciate putting down roots, you’ll find plenty of favorite haunts to call your own here.

The Market

Abundant rowhouses, new condos, and the occasional apartment building.
While Capitol Hill DC houses for sale and Eastern Market have become coveted real estate, there are still other housing options to the north and east of the neighborhood. Larger condominiums and new development can be found along Potomac Avenue and the Navy Yard next to Nationals Park baseball stadium.

You'll Fall in Love With

The tight-knit community with a strong sense of history and identity.
The Hill has managed to keep its small village feel despite Washington’s ups and downs over the years. There’s a sense of home here that can be missing in other parts of Washington. You can enjoy the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, or ride your bike along some of the loveliest streets in America.

Overview for Capitol Hill, DC

29,336 people live in Capitol Hill, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $86,615. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Around Capitol Hill, DC

There's plenty to do around Capitol Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Domestique, Grace Street Coffee, and La Herradura Supermarket.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.68 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.36 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.86 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.97 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Capitol Hill, DC

Capitol Hill has 13,068 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Capitol Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,336 people call Capitol Hill home. The population density is 25,784.798 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.23 / 50.77%

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Schools in Capitol Hill, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Capitol Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Friendship PCS - Chamberlain Middle
4th - 8th
PreK - 5th
Watkins Elementary School (Capitol Hill Cluster)
1st - 5th
Digital Pioneers Academy PCS
6th - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
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Tyler Elementary School
PreK - 5th
6th - 12th
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Friendship PCS - Chamberlain Elementary
PreK - 3rd
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Peabody Elementary School (Capitol Hill Cluster)
PreK - K
No rating available
PreK - 5th
Stuart-Hobson Middle School (Capitol Hill Cluster)
6th - 8th
PreK - 8th
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