CAPITOL HILL REAL ESTATE
Home to the Supreme Court and Congress, Capitol Hill is the heart of American politics and Washington D.C.’s largest historic residential neighborhood. Beautiful antique brick row houses line timeless streets that have remained unchanged while other areas of Washington have undergone extensive development. Houses for sale in Capitol Hill, D.C. attract many politicians and other residents who love being at the center of urban cultural life with the thrill of being situated in close proximity to the center of America’s political scene.
With a layout still defined by architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s 1791 blueprint for a new American political capital and the world-famous Capitol building lying at its center since 1800, Capitol Hill is arguably the most important and best-preserved historic district in North America.
CAPITOL HILL REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Many of the gorgeous antique brick row houses which lend Capitol Hill it’s unique historic character have been repurposed for modern loft living. This blend of antiquity and modernity is what makes Capitol Hill an endlessly exciting place to live.
The timeless quality of Capitol Hill is enduringly popular, with the median home sales price of $685,000 rising by 21% over the past year, while the average price per square foot of $614 has increased by 5%.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
With a median age of 34 and an average household income of $116,539, Capitol Hill attracts a youthful and dynamic assortment of those working within the corridors of American political spectrum and those who love living among the immense cultural attractions of a thriving urban district.
The sophisticated urban residents of Capitol Hill are well-served by a range of commercial premises along Pennsylvania Avenue, a 5.8 mile stretch popularly known as ‘America’s Main Street.’ Barracks Row on 8th Street is Capitol Hill’s historic commercial corridor and home to exquisite restaurants with an urban village vibe. Perhaps the finest of the many fantastic Barracks Row restaurants is Empire, a laidback eatery run by celebrated chef Aaron Silverman, recipient of multiple Michelin stars and a Food & Wine award for 2016’s Chef of the Year. Furthermore, accolades bestowed upon Empire include Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant in America for 2014. Next door to Empire is another world-class Aaron Silverman establishment, Pineapple & Pearls, offering an extravagant 13-course tasting menu. Barracks Row features many more establishments offering some of the best food in the city.
To the north of Barracks Row is the historic Eastern Market, which has been delighting Capitol Hill residents and visitors with a wide range of locally-sourced fresh produce, unique arts and crafts, and an eclectic mix of live music performances since 1873. Whether shopping for groceries or taking a stroll to sample its rich sights and sounds, the cultural hub of Eastern Market is many residents’ favorite thing about life on Capitol Hill.
But of course, the main reason most residents are drawn to the area is for the unique central role it plays in American political life. Along with rubbing shoulders with lawmakers and lobbyists at the pubs and restaurants situated close to the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court, Capitol Hill offers a range of completely unique cultural attractions, from the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress, to the world’s most extensive collection of Shakespeare’s works at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Here you can see the great English playwright’s legendary plays performed in the unique setting modelled after an authentic Elizabethan Inn.
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