I discovered the most beautiful neighborhood in D.C. this weekend (via Remax, naturally). Hillcrest is across the Anacostia River adjacent to the Maryland border and features amazing single-family homes, some of which are straight from the Sears and Roebuck catalog. It was once home to D.C.'s favorite mayor, Marion Barry, features a 300-feet elevation with great views and lawns so well manicured they are featured in annual garden tours.
But, my heart is torn.
Hillcrest is surrounded by the most crime-ridden areas of D.C. I'll have to admire from afar, but I am so happy to have learned of its existence and beauty.