Capitol Hill is the largest residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The neighborhood started when the government began developing the Capitol and the Washington Navy Yard. It became a distinct community between 1799 and 1810 and the federal government became a major employer.
One of the city’s most popular places to live, with 19th-century rowhouses lining up the streets, a market plus a vibrant nightlife and dining scene. Politicians, young staffers, and tourists alike head to the neighborhood both for its government buildings like the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court and the surrounding mix of historic and modern establishment-filled blocks.
Capitol Hill shares its name with United States Congress, also called Capitol Hill