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Living in Capitol Hill, DC

Home to the iconic congressional building, Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is an area with an irrepressible spirit of community. Residents in this historic district enjoy numerous street fairs, eclectic flavors and bargain hunting at the local second-hand shops. With everything right in the neighborhood, locals rarely feel the need to head out of their stomping grounds.

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Life on the Hill

Capitol Hill restaurants run the gamut from quiet coffee houses to fine dining, with everything in between. Residents can grab a sandwich on their way to work or invite out family and friends for a night on the town. The Monocle on Capitol Hill has been a favorite for senators and politicos since it opened its doors in 1960. Don't forget to enjoy the classic flavors while trying to spot the latest additions to the legislature.

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Parks, Rec and Shopping in Capitol Hill

One of the biggest benefits to living in Capitol Hill is easy access to the famous Eastern Market. Home to a butcher, fishmonger, florist, grocer, and baker, it is a great place to take care of the weekly grocery trip. In addition to the permanent sellers, Eastern Market also houses an extensive farmer's market, a huge flea market, and booths from local artists. This diverse neighborhood attracts people of all ages from around the world, and a thriving Capitol Hill community atmosphere driven in part by the plethora of green spaces. Capitol Hill has more than 50 small parks, giving residents plenty of places to relax as they grab a coffee or bite to eat.

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Living Large

Capitol Hill is the largest neighborhood in the nation's capital. Block after block of Capitol Hill homes exhibit excellent representations of turn-of-the-century row houses. Capitol Hill apartments are found in subdivisions of larger row homes or in multi-unit apartment buildings. Variety is the word that best sums up Capitol Hill real estate.

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Why Live on the Hill?

While many move to this area for work, others might enjoy the upbeat energy and easy access to all D.C. has to offer. There is plenty of transportation in Capitol Hill and Union Station, Amtrak's headquarters, is just a few blocks away. This busy station transports more than 5 million passengers each year, and millions more come solely for the shopping. The mall attached to Union Station has around 100 stores and restaurants serving up brand name goods and delicious plates.


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What Locals Love

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  • Everyone enjoys spending the day at the Eastern Market, a local institution known for its fresh foods and produce, bakery, and other grocery delights as well as a huge flea market featuring everything from arts and crafts to jewelry.
  • Outdoorsy types have plenty of parks to choose from, with access to more than 50 small parks located in and around the neighborhood.
  • Shoppers know the best place to find a good deal around Capitol Hill is at Union Station, which features almost 100 shops plus restaurants to help refuel after a busy day of shopping.


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