Capitol Hill is not just the center of the country’s political life; it is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, boasting its largest residential historic district.
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Capitol Hill is not just the center of the country’s political life; it is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, boasting its largest residential historic district. While iconic sights like the Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress inspire awe, the Hill’s other streets are filled with beautiful rowhouses and parks large and small.
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The neighborhood began over two hundred years ago at the same time as Washington DC, and was the first place to house members of Congress and their families. Today it’s one large historic district, filled with people experiencing the nation’s capital for the first time. And from Pennsylvania Avenue to Eastern Market and Barrack’s Row, Capitol Hill’s shops, restaurants and cafes continue to charm locals and visitors alike.
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But Hill residents are unified in their support for their corner stores and home-grown businesses, with very few national chains in sight. And whether at the park, over the fence or across the aisle, neighbor still talks to neighbor in this small community.
At the same time, the rhythms of life are a bit slower than in other parts of the city, particularly on the weekends. Residents enjoy the outdoors, whether it's at the beloved eastern market or at the hill's many large parks.
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