Capitol Hill
  • Washington DC
    Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill, situated near the U.S. Capitol complex, is one of the District’s oldest residential neighborhoods. It began in the early 1800s as a neighborhood where members of Congress lived in boardinghouses alongside government workers. Before the Civil War, it also attracted free Black residents, who in 1838 built the Little Ebenezer Church, which today still exists at the same location as the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and is one of the oldest continuously existing Black houses of worship in Washington. After generations endured discriminatory practices that prevented Blacks from owning homes, in the 1960s Capitol Hill began evolving into a more inclusive and diverse community. Today, residents describe Capitol Hill as having a small-village feel in the middle of a city, filled with quaint shops and restaurants. The housing includes numerous Victorian and early 20th-century row houses, as well as newer condo buildings and conversions.


    • Population 10,000
    • Median Home Price $967,000
    • Median Age 34
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Watkins Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Stuart-Hobson Middle School
    • High (9-12) Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy

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    Explore Homes in Capitol Hill

    • Lower Market Brown's Ct SE

      BR 2.0

      BA 1.0

      SQ FT 720

      Built 1908

    • Mid Market The Churchill

      BR 3.0

      BA 2.0

      SQ FT 1900

      Built 1855

    • Upper Market The Deer House

      BR 7.0

      BA 4.5

      SQ FT 5200

      Built 1903

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