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Curbed Cup 1st round: (2) Capitol Hill vs. (15) Bloomingdale

Which neighborhood should advance? Cast your vote now!

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Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill is "probably" the largest neighborhood in Washington, D.C. as well as one of the most diverse, according to We Love DC. Along with distinctive features like Eastern Market and Barracks Row, you can also find residents that range from recent college graduates to empty nesters.

Over the past few years, a myriad of conversions and redevelopments have caused Capitol Hill's real estate market to grow with classrooms, auto repair shops, garages, and hospitals turned into housing. The neighborhood is also home to the District's tiniest home.

Bloomingdale

Crispus Attucks Park
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Bloomingdale is known for its walkability and dozens of restaurant, bar, and retail options. According to UrbanTurf, the neighborhood was once crime-ridden, but has risen with tree-lined streets, hipsters, and Victorian row houses.

One of the most notable developments in the area is Crispus Attucks Park, a community-managed and -owned green space. Some of the most well-known former residents include Founder of the American Federation of Labor (eventually became the AFL-CIO) Samuel Gompers and Broadway singer and dancer Chita Rivera.