Welcome to H Street Corridor

An eclectic community nestled near Capitol Hill & Union Market, known for it's locally-owned spots, it's little surprise that the H Street Corridor has been recognized by national publications as a neighborhood in revival.

Key Details

LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Commute Times
Metro Center 19m by train, 14m by car
Union Station 9m by train, 8m by car
Dupont Circle 29m by train, 20m by car
Reagan National Airport 50m by train, 17m by car
Nearest Metro
  • rd-transit
Boundaries
East to West The “Starburst Intersection” of Benning Road, Maryland Avenue, Bladensburg Road and Florida Avenue to Union Station
North to South Florida Avenue to G Street NE
Nearby Neighborhoods NoMa, Capitol Hill, Union Market

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H street corridor
From boom to bust to glorious renaissance.

The H Street Corridor was built in 1849, providing a home for the workforce that was building much of the city infrastructure we know today, including Union Station. It soon became a thriving commercial district when streetcars were introduced in the 1870s. Thanks to a resurgence of investment in the early 2000s, the neighborhood’s evolution continues today as developers push new retail and condominiums further eastward.

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What to expect:
A bustling enclave just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

The “Hopscotch Bridge” over the tracks of Union Station takes you away from the formality of Capitol Hill to a 1.5-mile stretch of colorfully diverse street life, where carefully restored row houses mingle with new luxury apartment buildings.

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The lifestyle:
An eclectic haven of nightlife and theater.

The heart of H Street Corridor is brimming with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and cultural attractions such as the newly revived Atlas Center for Performing Arts, which was originally built in 1939 as a 1,000-seat movie theater. Named a Great American Main Street by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the corridor’s independently owned shops and galleries are quickly being joined by large mixed-use development and refreshing retail.

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Unexpected appeal:
The return of the streetcar.

Streetcar service returned to H Street in 2016, starting at Union Station and running the length of the corridor before turning down onto Benning Road toward the riverfront. It’s a true full circle from its earlier life, when streetcars heralded H Street’s original boom.

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The market:
No longer an “emerging” neighborhood.

As the corridor has evolved into a sought-after destination for shopping and nightlife, real estate prices have kept apace. Townhouses are the go-to first for buyers in this area. When they can be found, penthouse units in new condo buildings reach well over $1 million.

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You'll fall in love with:
Community, culture, nightlife and the H Street festival.

The annual H Street Festival has become one of the most highly attended celebrations in the city, stretching for 11 blocks with 14 stages and featuring a broad, culturally diverse array of music, fashion, arts, poetry readings, and children’s programs. It’s also one of six DC neighborhoods to host Art All Night, with pop-up galleries staging exhibits from 7pm to 2am. If that’s not enough to keep you awake, H Street is home to many staple live music venues like the Rock & Roll Hotel and Little Miss Whiskeys.

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