Hillcrest is a beautiful and welcoming neighborhood bordered by Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Southern Avenue SE, Naylor Road SE, and 30th Street SE. It features gorgeous tree-lined streets and a suburban feel and is conveniently located just 3 miles from the Capitol.

Hillcrest History

The southeast DC neighborhood of Hillcrest was built by Colonel Arthur E. Randle, a prominent real estate developer of the nineteenth and early twentieth-century who also is responsible for the development of several other neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Moving his family into a large, Greek Revival house – later nicknamed ‘The Southeast White House’ (2909 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.) – in what is now known as the Randle Highlands neighborhood, Col. Randle encouraged other Washingtonians to follow his lead and build grand homes, along Pennsylvania Avenue. (Credit: Wikipedia).

Why Move to Hillcrest

Suburban Living in the City – Hillcrest is a thriving Ward 7 neighborhood of single-family homes where you will find larger than average lots relative to many other DC neighborhoods. The architectural styles include Tudor Revival, Federal Revival, Mid-Atlantic Colonial Revival, and American Craftsman bungalow. You will also find a few apartments in the neighborhood.

Affordability – Hillcrest was ranked #1 by Redfin for 2018’s “hottest neighborhoods within reach” in the nation. While no longer considered a secret, it is still one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the District.

Metro Stations In and Near Hillcrest

  Benning Road station

Branch Avenue station

Hillcrest Schools

Schools in the Hillcrest neighborhood include Beers Elementary, Randle Highlands Elementary, John Philip Sousa Middle and Anacostia High.

Parks and Rec in Hillcrest

Hillcrest Playground

Hillcrest Recreation Center

Hillcrest Neigborhood Associations

Hillcrest Community Civic Association

Other Hillcrest Resources

Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library
East Washington Heights Baptist Church
Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church
St Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Buying a Home in Hillcrest

If you are a buying a home soon and would like to explore the Hillcrest Neighborhood, please feel free to get in touch by giving us a call or text at 202-996-2525.

Hillcrest Homes For Sale