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Dear PoPville – Looking for Advice about Hill East

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm 34 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

I am house shopping in Hill East (is this the correct name or is it just what the realtors are calling it?). In my 10 years in DC I have always lived in NW (Cleveland Park and then Columbia Heights), so my familiarity with the community is pretty limited, other than from a few friends who live in the neighborhood and seem to love it. I was hoping you could give me some advice on what it is like living over that way in SE, where to grocery shop, where to eat out, where to drink, where to take my dog to the vet, are there any farmers markets (other than Eastern Market), are there any super sketchy blocks that I should avoid, and is the waterfront there ever really going to get developed?

Be sure to check out Wisdom and Trusty’s by the Potomac Ave metro. There is a Harris Teeter at 1350 Potomac Ave SE. You should try La Lomita at 1330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. And you are not far from all the great restaurants on Barracks Row. There is the Capitol Hill Animal Clinic at 1240 Pennsylvania Ave SE. For folks who live in/nearby what other suggestions would you offer?

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