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Your Ultimate Moving Guide to Capitol Hill

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With its rich tapestry of American history and vibrant urban life, Capitol Hill is more than just the nation’s legislative center — it’s a great place to call home. Whether you’re drawn to its historic landmarks, bustling markets, or its strong sense of community, moving to Capitol Hill promises an enriching lifestyle.

If you’re embarking on a move to Capitol Hill, Georgetown Moving and Storage Company offers expert insights and comprehensive moving and storage services in Washington, DC, to ensure your transition to this iconic neighborhood is seamless and stress-free.

Where Is Capitol Hill?

Capitol Hill is 3 miles southeast of Washington, DC, near the Anacostia River, and just 3.5 miles from the White House. It’s bordered by notable areas like Lincoln Park, East End, Capitol Riverfront, Washington Navy Yard, and H Street Corridor.

Stretching from C Street in the north to I-695 in the south and from Capitol Street in the west to 8th Street, this neighborhood is just under two square miles but is home to around 35,000 people.

Residents enjoy easy access to public transportation through the buses and trains of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA), alongside Uber, Lyft, and Capital Bikeshare for convenient travel options in and around the area.

Types of Residences & Cost of Living in Capitol Hill

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From charming townhouses to modern apartments and beautiful single-family homes, Capitol Hill offers a variety of living choices. The area’s cost of living is higher than the Washington, DC, average, reflecting its desirability and central location. If you’re renting, you can expect to pay between $1,800 and $2,200 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom residence.

With housing options ranging from historic homes built in the 1800s to contemporary apartments built in the last few decades, there are various options to suit a range of preferences and budgets.

Local Activities for Capitol Hill Residents

Life on Capitol Hill blends political intrigue, history, culture, and community charm. Residents enjoy:

  • Dining: The neighborhood’s culinary scene is a testament to its diversity, with various dining options catering to every palate. We recommend Ted’s Bulletin, a charming neighborhood eatery with a creative and contemporary approach to classic American dishes and cocktails.
  • Green space: The U.S. Capitol Grounds elevate “taking a walk in the park” to a new level, offering a stunning 270 acres of land containing the U.S. Capitol and other federal buildings.
  • Library of Congress: The world’s largest library is worth a visit! With over 170 million items in its collection, you’ll always have reading material.
  • Shopping: Since 1873, the historic Eastern Market has offered local produce, food, art, artisanal goods, and other enchanting oddities. Spend a morning or afternoon drifting from stall to stall to discover all Capitol Hill has to offer.
  • RFK Stadium: The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium hosts various events and festivals two miles east of the Capitol Building.

Whether you’re into sports, shopping, dining, or historical exploration, Capitol Hill provides a rich experience.

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Get Help With Your Move to Washington, DC

Moving to Capitol Hill, with its unique blend of historical significance and dynamic urban living, is an exciting prospect. Georgetown Moving and Storage Company is here to guide you through every step, ensuring your move is seamless and your introduction to the neighborhood is as welcoming as Capitol Hill.

With our comprehensive moving and storage services and deep understanding of the area, we’re your trusted partner in starting your new chapter in the heart of Washington, DC.

Call Georgetown Moving and Storage Company at (703) 889-8899 for a free estimate on your move to Washington, DC.

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