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Curbed Cup Final Four: (2) Capitol Hill vs. (3) Tenleytown

Which neighborhood should advance? Cast your vote now!

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Capitol Hill

Photo via <a href="">Zach Stern</a>
Eastern Market
Photo via Zach Stern

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 Marketand 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 hospitalsturned into housing. The neighborhood is also home to the District's tiniest home.


The Cityline Building in Tenleytown
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Despite housing American University, Tenleytown is known for being relatively quiet as a residential neighborhood with ambassador’s residences tucked away and access to a range of homes from bungalows to duplexes.

When it comes to the retail, the neighborhood lags behind nearby neighborhoods like Cleveland Park and Bethesda. There are options like Whole Foods, Starbucks, and restaurants like Guapo’s, though.

Residents and tourists can also discover the city’s tiniest historic neighborhood, Grant Road, measuring only 33 feet wide.