This neighborhood is a great residential area with several homes for sale. Capitol View sits between East Capitol Street east of the Anacostia River. This triangle shape neighborhood is boxed in by the following streets – East Capitol Street to the north, Central Avenue SE to the southwest, and Southern Avenue to the southeast.
Capitol gets its name for obvious reasons. This area does have a complete view of the capitol, but at the same time, a very distant view of the capitol.
The residents of Capitol View tend to be middle to upper middle-class and overwhelmingly African American. The cityscape is both urban and suburban consisting of bungalows and semi-detached town homes.