Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is southeast of the Capitol building, near the White House and significant government buildings.
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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

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Capitol Hill

D.C.’s oldest neighborhood, with luxurious amenities.
Capitol Hill is southeast of the Capitol building, near the White House and significant government buildings. The neighborhood’s well-maintained buildings and tree-lined streets hold centuries of history. Current and former residents include some of the country’s most famous figures. Walking and biking are common ways to get around to the shops, restaurants, and services on Barracks Row Main Street. The local parks and sense of identity are a strong draw to this tightly knit community. 
Capitol Hill is Washington, D.C.’s biggest neighborhood. As one of the oldest communities, the majority of homes are Victorian houses or row houses built near the turn of the century. Bay fronts, gothic arches, turrets, dormers, Moorish balconies, and stepped Flemish parapets are common. There also are subdivided row homes, former places of worship, and multi-unit buildings that contain condominiums. Lawlor Architects, PGN Architects, and Fowler Architects are among the architects in the area.

What to Love 

  • An urbane, sophisticated, bustling community
  • Interactive, eclectic, and vibrant culture
  • Iconic buildings in a historic district
  • Gorgeous real estate

Local Lifestyle 

The lifestyle in Capitol Hill is refined. It is filled with centuries of wealth and prestigious residents. There are revitalized districts hopping with vitality and trendy new shops. There are quiet residential streets with stately homes and mature trees. Capitol Hill represents a mix of historic and modern, with youth and tradition in its residents, culture, homes, and venues. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

World-class shopping, dining, and events are found at the CityCenterDC. It is a large indoor mall with luxury vendors, such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Upscale boutiques and unique shops are available. Clothing, accessories, home décor, soaps, art, jewelry, and more from local artists and designers are available at HoneyMade. At Native Beauty Company, you can be pampered with artisan-made organic and environmentally responsible products and spa services.
Residents pick up local produce, meat, poultry, cheese, pasta, baked goods, artisan crafts, and more at the Eastern Market. The community hub has been continuously operating since 1873.
Whether dining inside or on the rooftop, Michelan-rated Ambar provides hospitality, creativity, and the freshest ingredients in its Balkan cuisine. Harvest Tide Steakhouse Restaurant offers dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and artisan pizza. All-day breakfast, sandwiches, and boozy milkshakes are available at Ted’s Bulletin.
Residents indulge in notable cocktails, local beers, fine wines, small bites, and stunning downtown D.C. views at Ellipse Rooftop Bar.

Things to Do 

Sports fans rejoice with the option to catch a live game near Capitol Hill. Baseball games are played at Nationals Park, while Capital One Arena has hockey games, basketball games, and concerts. 
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center provides wonderful opportunities to learn about the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the legislative process of Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress has murals, texts, printers’ marks, exhibitions, and more to explore. The largest William Shakespeare collection in the world is at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The reigning king of museums is the Smithsonian Institute. There are many to explore, and all are worth multiple visits.
The United States Botanic Garden is a gorgeous garden of plants, statues, fountains, and more. It was inspired by George Washington and established by Congress in 1820. It is the country’s oldest botanic garden. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has contemporary art, exhibitions, and events. The largest park in the D.C. area is Lincoln Park. It is the setting for special events and activities commemorating the First Amendment.  
The DC State Fair is a fun annual event with workshops, demonstrations, contests, and more. At the H Street Festival, residents enjoy the blocks of performances, dance, heritage arts, fashion, poetry, programs, activity stations, and more. A special event unique to Capitol Hill is the Evening Parade with the U.S. Marines.

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Michael Sheridan is a Washington D.C. Metro native and real estate expert. He proudly represents clients in D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. If you're buying or selling a home in Trinidad, Capitol Hill, Arlington, or the surrounding area, working with Michael means you're getting an unmatched level of service on your own real estate journey.

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