"In the Shadow of the U.S. Capitol"
Maryland Avenue NE is one of the major streets that leads away from the U.S. Capitol and is a major back road thoroughfare for cutting through the city to get to Maryland and points north and east. Because of its proximity to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the House and Senate Office Buildings, the homes and apartments on this street are rather pricey and in high demand. It is a relatively safe neighborhood, although reports of crime in this Capitol Hill location have been on the increase during the past year. The architecture of most of the homes on Maryland Avenue NE resembles a lot of the architecture that you'll see in other locations of Washington, D.C. The homes are three or four stories, very narrow, attached town houses or brownstones. They can be single family or multi-family, depending on how the owners have them renovated. Stanton Square is a small park that borders the street and is a popular place for people watching. There are some small bodegas, restaurants and boutique stores nearby, but the closest large shopping area is at the intersection of Bladensburg and Benning Roads. This is a good street to live on if you want or need to be close to the U.S. Capitol or the downtown area of D.C. It's safe, upscale and very cosmopolitan. It's not a very family-friendly neighborhood -- most of the people here are working professionals. But people do seem to have lots of dogs!