Capitol Idea

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��Mike Berman, Director of the Flea Market at Eastern Market / The Hill is walkable, offers easy access to downtown and has Eastern Market...

 

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Capitol Idea

Amid federal buildings and historic houses, Capitol Hill, in Washington DC, has become home to an eclectic mix of businesses and locals.

Despite its status as the seat of power in Washington, Capitol Hill exudes a refreshingly low-key neighbourhood vibe, perhaps because of its popularity among young families looking to settle down without settling for the suburbs. Just minutes from the city�s top tourist attractions � the Capitol, the National Mall and its collection of museums, for starters � this two-square-mile enclave manages to remain blissfully free of tourist traps. With block after block of historic row houses, it�s an ideal destination for a relaxing stroll that ends with a top-notch dinner. A flea market adds even more local flavour on the weekends, while the year-round combination of green space, striking architecture and stellar dining makes it a one-stop shop for visitors and residents alike.

 

Mike Berman, Director of the Flea Market at Eastern Market

The Hill is walkable, offers easy access to downtown and has Eastern Market
at its core � the last remaining operable market building in DC. But what I love most are the alleys running through the blocks of townhouses. Some of these alleys have great carriage houses and industrial buildings that house artists and musicians.

 

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