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Hill East is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Capitol Hill in the southeast quadrant of Washington, DC. The community is dominated by early 20th century row homes, many constructed with a nod to the Craftsman style with porches, extra width and spacious footprints. Hill East draws prospective buyers with its quality schools, wealth of public transportation options, and accessibility to Downtown. The community is considered part of Capitol Hill with 15th Street viewed as the boundary between Hill East and the balance of Capitol Hill. Read more about Hill East real estate.
While the neighborhood is primarily residential, Hill East is home to several unique attractions, including the fields at RFK, a sports complex that was part of the larger development of the former RFK stadium area; the Anacostia Community Boathouse, ideal for renting a kayak for river-side views of the Navy Yard; and the Congressional Cemetery, which features graves of many prominent DC politicos.
Hill East’s Reservation 13, a 67-acre plot of land and one of the largest undeveloped areas in the District today, is in the process of being developed into a mixed use complex. The project includes 353 apartments and 22,000 sf of commercial space earmarked for restaurants, shopping, and other retail outlets.
The neighborhood includes two Metro Stations — Potomac Avenue and Stadium Armory — serving the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The Eastern Market Metro Station is a short walk to the west. Hill East is bounded by 14th and 19th Streets; Independence Avenue to the north and the Southeast Freeway to the south.