Capitol Hill, situated in front of the United States Capitol, is one of the oldest historical residences in and around Washington D.C. as the name suggests, the area sprawls around the United States Congress along spacious, wide avenues. It is one of the most densely populated areas in and around Washington DC. The area houses a population of almost 35,000 people in an area less than 5 km2.
The city was designed by Pierre L’enfant back in 1971. It was his idea to have the Capitol Hill on the crest of the hill, overlooking the city. It was supposed to be a “pedestal waiting for a monument”. The entire city he city starts from the Capitol Hill and sprawls eastwards.
Today, a major portion of the city is known as the Capitol Hill Historic District. The entire neighborhood is comprised of the Southeast and Northeast segments of the city. Capitol Hill is a designation for the State Congress Hall and the area that surrounds. There are fascinating landmarks all across the city. Towards the north you have the Anacostia River, there is the freeway and Washington Navy Yard towards the south, H Street Corridor towards the north and the National Mall in the heart of the business district. Later, the city was extended so as to include the 2nd street, F Street, 4th street and the Swampoodle.
Capitol Hill, being an important district in DC, has some of the best educational facilities in the entire area. The city has many impressive school designs that are targeted for an overall development of the students. The design incorporates the prime infrastructure, good teacher to student ratio, private educators and co-curricular activities. The influence of Congress is quite profound in the education system. There have also been recent updates on the educational programs, some of which are listed below.
Capitol Hill is connected via the metro and also traversed by the state run buses. The Capitol Hill station connects the city to Washington DC via the link light rail line. This line was opened mainly to serve the Capitol Hill and Seattle. The station is located on the eastern block and bordered to the east by Cal Anderson Park. Apart from that, there are also a number of airport shuttles, town car services, ferries, street cars and buses.
Must visit places on Capitol Hill:
When you are on Capitol Hill, it is a must to visit this remarkable landmark and one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.
This fountain is surrounded by beautiful statues and flower patches. It is one of the most ornate fountains in all of Capitol Hall and worth a visit.
Eastern Market is the city’s oldest commercial areas. The streets are lined with boutiques of all kinds. Here, you can grab on anything from clothes to vintage pieces of décor to seafood. This place is a must visit.
Folger Shakespeare Library
This library has been playing some of the world’s greatest collection. The theater shows, plays, readings and concerts throughout the year. It has an Elizabethan architecture and elegant interiors with tiered balconies and carved oak columns.
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