Welcome to Capitol Hill
Sleek sophistication meets powerful politics
This tight-knit community is located inside the beating heart of Washington D.C.’s political scene. You’ll hear voices speak up from all sides of the party lines, coming together peacefully on Capitol Hill’s tranquil streets that boast locally owned small businesses, markets, and cafes where familiar faces gather. With the city’s largest residential historic district, Capitol Hill’s row houses are imbued with centuries of charm. Other options for local residences include lavish condominiums with a few apartment buildings interspersed throughout the neighborhood.
What to Love
• Strong sense of local identity
• Quiet, tree-lined streets
• Small businesses to support
• Reserved atmosphere
• Green space to enjoy the outdoors
• D.C.’s political hub
People & Lifestyle
Politicians and philanthropists flock to Capitol Hill for its proximity to the National Mall. Compared to other parts of the city, life here moves at a slower pace. This charming district is a popular destination for tourists, and the area’s easy access to the Smithsonian Institute museums, national monuments and memorials, and the Library of Congress can be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Capitol Hill claims a number of renowned eateries sporting global cuisines that will make your mouth water. and are adding grandeur to each dish on their fresh menus, while is putting an elevated twist on American cafe favorites. Taste authentic German cuisine and brews on the patio at or elegant Balkan fare at . resembles wild-west bars with mounted bison heads, a hearty farm-to-table menu, and an extensive drink menu. Although Capitol Hill’s nightlife veers toward the subdued side, you’ll still find local favorites to frequent.
Tucked inside a stunning 19th-century brick establishment, is a must-shop for fresh flowers, dairy products, locally sourced produce, and artisanal goods. Peruse finely crafted pottery, taste freshly baked pastries, and pick up a high-quality cut of beef to grill for dinner all in the same place.
Things to Do
Take advantage of the heart of American politics by taking a tour of the United States Capitol. Tours of the U.S Capitol can fill an entire day and include access to the National Statuary Hall, crypt, and immaculate rotunda. The well-manicured grounds of the Capitol stretch over 270 acres and include Supreme Court buildings, the Library of Congress, and House and Senate offices. Additionally, you can peruse thousands of floral species at the .
Capitol Hill’s wealth of green spaces—including Lincoln Park, Capitol Hill’s largest park, and the elegantly designed Bartholdi Park—makes it simple to take advantage of Washington D.C.’s beautiful summers.
At , enjoy reimaginings of Shakespearean plays brought to life on stage. The theatre also hosts concerts performed by , the music ensemble-in-residence, as well as various informational talks and poetry readings.