at a glance:
- Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Brookland
- Landmarks/National Monuments/Parks: Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Lincoln Park, Stanton Square, United States National Arboretum, Capital Children’s Museum, Sewall-Belmont House, Supreme Court of the United States, Union Station
- Major Industry: Civil Service, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Media
- Counties: Montgomery, Prince George's
Northeast is one of the four quadrants that make up Washington, D.C. It is bounded
by East Capitol Street to the south, North Capital Street to the west, and by the
state of Maryland to the north and east. The quadrant is accessible by the orange,
red, and green lines of the Metro. Washington, D.C. real estate in Northeast is
a frequent choice for new residents
Capitol Hill, one of the largest and oldest residential
neighborhoods in the city, stretches east from the U.S. Capitol Building and straddles
the Northeast and Southeast quadrants. The Northeast side is known as the Senate
side and is served by the Union Station Metro station, while the Southeast side
is known as the House side and is served by the Capitol South Metro station. Originally
a 500-acre estate known as Jenkins Hill, Capitol Hill is made up of 150 squares
of unique rowhouses, Federal townhouses, and 19th century manor houses. These three
styles of architecture are characteristic of Washington, D.C. real estate.
Brookland, located just a few miles north of the U.S.
Capitol Building, is another notable Northeast neighborhood and is popular among
people buying Washington, D.C. real estate. Centered along 12th Street NE, Brookland
is served by the Brookland-CUA Metro station. The neighborhood boasts a thriving
business community, anchored by Brookland Hardware Store, and a number of well-known
restaurants. It is also home to the campus of the Catholic University of America
(CUA), the national university of the Roman Catholic Church.
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One of the most popular Northeast destinations is Union Station, which attracts
twenty-five million visitors a year. Over ninety years old, Union Station is both
a working train station and the site of Amtrak’s headquarters and executive offices.
The station’s two-level concourse offers visitors a tasteful collection of 130 boutiques
and restaurants, in addition to a movie theater. Its grand halls have also provided
the backdrop for a number of private special events, including the Presidential
Several parks and gardens are located in Northeast. The United States National Arboretum,
a 446-acre facility situated a couple of miles northeast of the U.S. Capitol Building,
was established by Congress in 1972. Today, it is a major center for botanical research.
Nearby Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, part of the 700-acre Kenilworth Park and Aquatic
Gardens, is the only National Park Service site dedicated to the development and
display of aquatic plants. Capitol Hill boasts two large parks, Lincoln Park and
Stanton Square, both of which provide an urban oasis for jogging, dog walking, and
From the wide, leafy avenues of Capitol Hill to
the hustle and bustle of Union Station, Northeast is a blend of 19th century architecture
and 21st century living in Washington, D.C. Real estate in the area is always attractive
to home buyers. To
find a home in Northeast D.C., contact any one of Long & Foster’s many Washington,
D.C. real estate offices.