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    Hillcrest, in Southeast D.C. was a rural farming area up until the early 1900s, when it was developed as a suburban-style community with “the highest elevation close to the Capitol,” as real estate promoters touted it (as well as slightly cooler temperatures). Initially the town was segregated, but by the 1940s and ’50s, it had begun to evolve into a thriving Black middle-class neighborhood that earned the nickname “The Silver Coast,” according to the website DCist. Eventually it became home to numerous employees of the Pentagon and other federal agencies. Hillcrest features brick colonial homes and wooden bungalows with spacious lawns on tree-lined streets.


    • Population 2,000
    • Median Home Price $425,500
    • Median Age 33
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) I Dream Public Charter School

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    Explore Homes in Hillcrest

    • Lower Market 29th St SE

      BR 3.0

      BA 2.0

      SQ FT 1489

      Built 1937

    • Mid Market Texas Ave SE

      BR 4.0

      BA 2.5

      SQ FT 2850

      Built 1940

    • Upper Market The Villa

      BR 5.0

      BA 3.0

      SQ FT 4484

      Built 1932

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