Welcome to Hillcrest

     Hillcrest is located in southeast Washington. Hillcrest is a community of
rolling hills, manicured lawns, red brick colonials and ramblers. The Penn-Branch and Hillcrest neighborhoods are full of civic-minded, people, who love their neighborhoods. The communities of Hillcrest and Penn-Branch, which were once considered suburbs of Washington, D.C., are often referred to as the best-kept
secrets of Washington.

Welcome to Hillcrest

  Hillcrest and Penn-Branch are conveniently located, only three miles from the Capitol. Most of Hillcrest has an altitude of approximately 300 feet above sea level, higher than most of Washington. The pure air assured by this altitude, in combination with numerous mature trees, parks, green spaces, and unusually large lots, make these neighborhoods a more comfortable environment than most other Washington area neighborhoods, especially during the hot summer months.

Welcome to Hillcrest

  Overlooking the Capitol on the northwest and Oxon Run Valley, Maryland, on the
southeast, the drives and scenery of Hillcrest are a source of pleasure to motorists and walkers alike. The surroundings are becoming more attractive each year with the well-kept lawns and gardens, along with the natural beauty of the oaks, maples and dogwoods which flourish in Washington.

Hillcrest Day (October 2015)

Block Party

DC Federation of Civic Associations Award Luncheon

Hillcrest Christmas Tree

Get Connected

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Points of Interest

General Membership Meeting
Hillcrest Recreation Center
32nd and Denver St. SE
September 2, 2017
10:30AM to 12:30PM


ANC  7B Monthly Meeting
Ryland Methodist Church
3200 S St, SE
September 21, 2017 7:00PM


PSA 606 Police Community Meeting
East Washington Heights Baptist Church
2200 Branch Ave., SE
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00PM

Community Announcements

  • HCCA Meeting September 2, 2017
    Speakers:  Jonathan Rogers, DC Department of Transportation
  • September Newsletter
    Click  to read about the latest news in Hillcrest DC.
  • Hillcrest Day 2016 a Great Success!
    Click  to read message from the Chair, Delia Perry and Click  prepared by THEARC's I Can technical theater interns
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