Convenient, Central Location
Congress Heights is nestled in the East Washington hills overlooking the Anacostia River and is known for its bountiful green spaces, diverse wildlife, and close proximity to Maryland and Virginia.
In recent years, Congress Heights has been the focus of significant commercial and residential development. So much so that the Washington Post recently declared Congress Heights the “in” neighborhood of 2011! Congress Heights will be home to the new, consolidated Department of Homeland Security Headquarters, which when construction is complete is expected to house 14,000 federal government employees. Congress Heights is located right off of Interstate 295, only five minutes from the Virginia and Maryland border, and a 10-minute drive to downtown DC.
Recent development in Congress Heights includes the new consolidated Homeland Security Headquarters, Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC), Saint Elizabeths Campus, Bolling Air force Base, The Shops at Park Village, Parklands-Turner Library, Wachovia Bank, Giant Foods, and IHOP just to name a few!