Hillcrest

Welcome to Hillcrest

Just outside of Central Washington, D.C., this community offers wonderful small-town charms and picturesque views
 
Right along Washington’s “Silver Coast” and slightly east of the Anacostia River lies the neighborhood of Hillcrest. This beautiful and tranquil community is filled with wonderful shops and beautiful properties and is an ideal location for anyone looking to live in close proximity to the Capital without having to sacrifice the suburban lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of.
 
The area was mainly used as farmland until real estate developer Colonel Arthur E. Randle began developing the neighborhood. Encouraging fellow Washingtonians to move into this exquisite area, a charming community was created where residents can enjoy the best of both worlds.
 
Hillcrest’s distinct history has led to a variety of architectural styles throughout the community, including Craftsman Bungalow, Federal Revival, Colonial Revival, and even Tudor Revival, ensuring that homeowners will easily be able to find a place they love.
 

What to Love

  • Small-town suburban charms
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Wide variety of architecture
  • Thriving local economy 

People & Lifestyle

Hillcrest offers all the advantages of some of D.C.’s most luxurious neighborhoods without the hefty price tag, which has helped turn it into one of the most desirable communities in the area, especially for young professionals and families just starting out. The area is often coined as D.C.’s best-kept secret. The average annual household income in Hillcrest is just above the national average, and homes in the area are often valued at around $400,000.
 
Many families living in the Hillcrest area enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. There are a number of parks and green spaces throughout the neighborhood, and residents can often be found taking advantage of the trails and walkways throughout town. There is also a distinct appreciation for the strong sense of community, with many homeowners coming together to throw block parties and cookouts when the weather is nice.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping throughout Hillcrest is reminiscent of small-town life, with family-owned boutiques and various strip malls acting as central town locations. Lidl Food Market is a great place for locals to get their weekly groceries and household essentials. Dedicated to serving the community, you can guarantee you’ll find the freshest products on the market every time you visit.
 
Fort Dupont Park is a beautiful place to visit and is a popular site for outings and afternoon walks past the stream. The Fort Circle National Recreation Trail is another beloved site within the community. Built along a chain of forts that guarded the Capital during the Civil War, this trail is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and helps visitors feel a connection with the nature around them.
 
The Skyland Town Center Project and Redevelopment are one of the most exciting features in the Hillcrest area. Promoting neighborhood revitalization, this 18-acre site will be home to a number of shops, restaurants, and offices, encouraging local economic growth as well as help to create new jobs and resources.
 

Things to Do

Hillcrest residents are easily able to make their way into Central D.C. in order to take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered by the Capital. However, there are also plenty of recreational activities and entertainment options right in town for when residents are looking for something to do in their free time.
 
The Fort Dupont Park Amphitheatre offers a fantastic summer concert series every Saturday night of the season. The wonderful live music is a great way to spend the evening out with the family. The Fort Dupont Ice Arena is also one of the most visited sports arenas in the area. Don’t worry if you’re not an ice expert — the center offers lessons in figure skating, hockey, speed skating, and synchronized skating, ensuring that every guest has an amazing experience.
 
The Anacostia Museum is the perfect place to learn about local history and how the past can have such a deep impact on the future of current communities. Part of the Smithsonian Institute, this museum was set up as an outreach to the local African American community, a mission which it still holds close to its heart to this day.
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