You’ll find people milling about and dining on patios any time of day. We swapped winter all year for four seasons; a 2500 sq ft suburban home for a 500 sq ft condo; a two car garage for street parking; an acre of land for a small patio & garden; and a beautiful borzoi for a tiny Betta fish. Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. One of our favorite amenities? Pros: Very walkable, parks, some lovely homes and people, relatively affordable compared to other areas of the city. There are sidewalks. But trust us that it will be worth the wait to get a table at this bistro on 8th Street SE. Head to the link in our bio to see all the space Common Wilson has to offer, and book a tour. (Go early because it gets busy.). It’s obviously in the shadow of the White House and all of the major government buildings on Capitol Hill. 8. The name Capitol Hill is often used to refer to both the historic district and to the larger neighborhood around it. You’ll see plenty of people riding their bikes through this neighborhood, especially on days when the weather is clear. The U.S. Capitol building is only a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive away, and you’re surrounded by the city’s food scene with world-famous Eastern Market, Barracks Row, and local favorites like Rose’s Luxury and Ted’s Bulletin right around the corner. But you might be asking: what about the nightlife? For renters who prefer a calm neighborhood, less than half of households have kids. Neighborhood guides, design tips, and more delivered straight to your inbox.