Capitol Hill Real Estate, Washington DC

There may not be any two words more closely associated with both political power and partisan divides than Capitol Hill. Not only is the Hill synonymous with the United States Congress, it is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, DC with a plethora of row houses and newer condos for sale—just perfect for policy wonks and politicians who roll out of bed and trudge into their nearby offices in order to serve the nation’s gridlock. Read more about Capitol Hill real estate or contact District Partners at Compass today for additional information about the Washington DC real estate market!

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513 C St Ne, WASHINGTON

$4,200,000

513 C St Ne, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,480 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048056

CAPITOL HILL

647 G St Se, WASHINGTON

$3,000,000

647 G St Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,455 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2040726

OLD CITY #1

625 Massachusetts Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,950,000

625 Massachusetts Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,520 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2062422

CAPITOL HILL

1200 C St Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,850,000

1200 C St Ne, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,058 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068210

CAPITOL HILL

723 Massachusetts Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,850,000

723 Massachusetts Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,607 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2066226

CAPITOL HILL

115 12th St Se, WASHINGTON

$2,600,000

115 12th St Se, WASHINGTON

13 Beds 13 Baths 8,029 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC480504

CAPITOL HILL

139 12th St Se, WASHINGTON

$2,600,000

139 12th St Se, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,124 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2060674

CAPITOL HILL

516 C St Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,571,750

516 C St Ne, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 4,050 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068078

CAPITOL HILL

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1335 Pennsylvania Ave Se, WASHINGTON

$2,500,000

1335 Pennsylvania Ave Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068904

CAPITOL HILL EAST

653-655 Constitution Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,350,000

653-655 Constitution Ave Ne, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2067598

CAPITOL HILL

601 F St Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,300,000

601 F St Ne, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,651 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2067232

CAPITOL HILL

407 Independence Ave Se, WASHINGTON

$2,200,000

407 Independence Ave Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,675 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050354

CAPITOL HILL

627 G St Se, WASHINGTON

$2,195,000

627 G St Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,731 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2064938

CAPITOL HILL

1337 Massachusetts Ave Se, WASHINGTON

$2,099,000

↓ $300,000

1337 Massachusetts Ave Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,537 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2050938

CAPITOL HILL

251 8th St Ne, WASHINGTON

$2,025,000

↓ $25,000

251 8th St Ne, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6 Baths 3,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2052498

CAPITOL HILL

New
1444 Independence Ave Se, WASHINGTON

$2,000,000

1444 Independence Ave Se, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068906

CAPITOL HILL EAST

609 Maryland Ave Ne #4, WASHINGTON

$1,900,000

609 Maryland Ave Ne #4, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 2,545 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2064402

CAPITOL HILL

645 Maryland Ave Ne #101, WASHINGTON

$1,899,000

645 Maryland Ave Ne #101, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,252 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2066838

CAPITOL HILL

314 A St Se, WASHINGTON

$1,875,000

314 A St Se, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,690 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065930

CAPITOL HILL

440 4th St Ne, WASHINGTON

$1,727,000

440 4th St Ne, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,940 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2066156

CAPITOL HILL

641 Lexington Pl Ne, WASHINGTON

$1,675,000

641 Lexington Pl Ne, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 2,865 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2066564

CAPITOL HILL

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Information

How old is the Capitol Hill neighborhood? George Washington laid the cornerstone to the original Capitol building back in 1793. The elevated location at the east end of the National Mall was selected by DC’s original planner—French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who described the site as “a pedestal waiting for a monument.”

Capitol Hill Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

These days, the platitudes aren’t as lofty but Capitol Hill real estate prices certainly are—homes for sale on the Hill start around $240,000 for a “loft unit” the size of a walk-in closet and climb well into the millions. That’s not to say there’s no middle ground—you can actually find a lot of lovely residences in the solid mid six-figure range. Unlike some of DC’s sought-after suburbs, the inventory in this still-beating heart of Washington is surprisingly well-stocked.

Capitol Hill FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Was Capitol Hill the very first neighborhood in Washington, DC?

A: Capitol Hill is one of the first neighborhoods to be developed after the passing of the Residence Act in 1790. The area was previously known as Jenkins’ Hill, a parcel of wooded land dating back to a 1663 land grant. Construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793.

Q: Was Capitol Hill only intended for government buildings during that early era?

A: While the U.S. Capitol Building and other government offices received the most public attention, there were also residential buildings in the neighborhood. Some remain today in the Capitol Hill Historic District, including The Maples (aka the Friendship House) built between 1795 and 1796, and George Watterston House, built between 1802 and 1819.

Q: What is the housing market like today on Capitol Hill?

A: Lovely old rowhouses account for much of the residential real estate market on Capitol Hill, but you will also find a historic school that has been turned into lofts (Bryan Lofts), a former convent (Landmark Lofts) and even a few newer luxury condominiums like Butterfield House

Q: Is Capitol Hill a walkable neighborhood?

A: This historic neighborhood is fun to explore on foot, with small urban greenspaces, the legendary Eastern Market, and lots of popular restaurants such as Ted’s Bulletin, Matchbox, Barrel, Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, Beuchert’s Saloon, and Ambar Capitol Hill.

What You'll Find in Washington DC's Capitol Hill

Real estate for sale in Capitol Hill mainly consists of condos, including row houses in a variety of architectural styles from ornate Beaux Arts to minimalist Federal; as well as grand Art Deco apartment buildings that have gone condominium. There are even some old renovated schoolhouses, such as the Edmonds School condos, as well as more recent construction—trendy mixed-use developments with ground floor retail and luxury pads up above. See more about Capitol Hill condos for sale here.

Despite the predominance of multifamily dwellings there is still a sprinkling of old single-family homes—chiefly mansions that have long since become office or embassy space. As for neighborhood amenities, there are too many to easily list, from the ubiquitous Starbucks that dot every corner to five-star eateries lining 8th Street SE. Toss in upscale retailers, world famous museums along the National Mall and fantastic homes for sale and you can see why the population on the Hill continues to grow.

To learn more about Capitol Hill homes for sale, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-786-3600.

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