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Today I’m putting the spotlight on a neighborhood that holds a special place in my heart: Capitol Hill. When I first moved to Washington, I lived on the “Senate Side” in a small, shared one bedroom apartment. With multiple roommates in less than 1000 sq. ft., my living conditions were less than ideal, so I made an effort to get out and explore. Capitol Hill is the perfect place for first-timers in D.C. and a great option for those who want to move away from downtown, but aren’t quite ready for the ‘burbs. Aside from close proximity to The Hill, museums, and two main metro lines, Capitol Hill offers fantastic restaurants and lush parks. If you haven’t lived in this neighborhood before, I encourage you to check out the following spots.

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$3350 / 2br – TWO BEDROOM HOUSE CAPITOL HILL (313 4th Street, NE
If I were hosting an episode of  HGTV’s House Hunters, I’d refer to this place as the “Capitol Hill Charmer.” It’s darling. I love the exterior gray paint with ivory accents. The interior looks a little dated, but I blame the furniture (sorry previous owners). No photo is featured, but the description says the property includes a private patio, which makes me love it even more. Knowing this area well, it’s nice to see that they encourage pets because beautiful Stanton Park is just a short walk away.

Why you should think twice: The price is a little high for only 944 sq. ft.


More to see: 

$5750 / 4br – AMAZING LOFT SPACE-huge LR w/ 25′ ceiling- MUST SEE (CAPITOL HILL- US Capitol- near METRO)
Woah. This place is cool. Another reason to love the neighborhood, you can find a lot of unique building-turned-condo situations. If you’re looking for a place to entertain, look no further. I will warn you that with a place like this your friends may never leave.

$3995 / 3br – Capitol Hill: Huge 3Br/2.5Ba Reno w/Parking | Walk to Union Station (314 G Street NE Washington, DC)
Immediately click through to the fourth image, two words: MARBLE FLOORING. The description says the house received “a full architecturally designed renovation with no expenses spared” and they are not kidding. The kitchen alone must have cost a fortune. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, this is an ideal spot for a trio of roommates. To the Hill Staffer reading this, grab your two best friends and go see this place.

$1675 / 1br – English Basement 1BR home near Eastern Market/Capitol Hill (Capitol Hill)

Eastern Market is one of my favorite areas within Capitol Hill, but I could never live here because I would eat my way out of money each month. Some of my favorite restaurants are in Eastern Market. I regularly dream of Acqua Al 2’s balsamic steak. The famous Eastern Market vendor, The Market Lunch, serves unreal buckwheat pancakes on the weekends. Enough about food, this English Basement is nice and bright, and features a large bedroom — rare for an E.B.

$3500 / 3br – Capitol Hill: Renovated 3BR, 2.5BA, 2 level House: H20 Inc. Avail 8/15 (Capitol Hill)
High ceilings and beautiful wood floors caught my eye here. This house is also a short walk from Lincoln Park and Safeway. The patio area needs some landscaping, but overall this is another great house, especially if you have roommates.

$2925 / 3br – 920ft2 – LOFT style/exposed brick,NEW large, stylish in convenient LOCATION (Capitol Hill/Senate -Union Station/metro)
The light fixtures in this house are really cool. I love how they emphasize how much exposed brick the unit has, it’s almost as if they are asking to be featured. The headline of this post says “loft style,” which describes the look of the unit, but when I read “loft” I think elevated space. This is definitely an English Basement— know that before you tour.

$3595 / 2br – Perfect Capitol Hill 2BR/2.5 Bath w/ Park Views – TWO Parking Spaces! (Capitol South Metro)
More marble! This renovated row house appears to have a roomy layout. The breakfast nook features a nice view of the park too. With limited street parking in this neighborhood, the two parking spaces are a huge bonus.

Until next week,
Cara

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