But Hill residents are unified in their support for their corner stores and home-grown businesses, with very few national chains in sight. And whether at the park, over the fence or across the aisle, neighbor still talks to neighbor in this small community.
At the same time, the rhythms of life are a bit slower than in other parts of the city, particularly on the weekends.
Residents enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s at the beloved Eastern Market or at the Hill’s many large parks.
There’s a sense of home here that can be missing in other parts of Washington.
You can enjoy the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, or ride your bike along some of the loveliest streets in America.