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Overview of Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights is a town located right on the Maryland and Washington, D.C., border. This great commuter community gives residents the opportunity to experience big-city amenities while enjoying a quiet suburban lifestyle.

Those who are interested in living in this area may want to research the plentiful Capitol Heights apartments for rent.

Living in Capitol Heights, MD

When Washington, D.C., was growing at a rapid rate in the early 1900s, a Baltimore entrepreneur seized the opportunity to offer city residents a nearby suburban community. He sold plots of land for as little as $20 a lot, and at such cheap rates, many families moving to the town bought two lots. The promise of an electric railway, a dollar per month payment and no landlords were all parts of the advertising campaign that drew new residents to Capitol Heights.

When community members voted to incorporate in 1910, they added infrastructure and services that had previously been missing from the town. A fire department, public works department and other important city services were developed so the town's 200 residents could have the services they needed.

Capitol Heights remains small today. With a population of just 4,377, residents are members of a close-knit and strong community. Much of the land around the train station has been designated an enterprise zone, encouraging businesses to invest in the town. Capitol Heights residents are dedicated to implementing measures that encourage businesses and the town itself to thrive.

Capitol Heights Work and Study

Capitol Heights is right next to the Washington border, making it easy for students to take advantage of the world-class universities located there. Georgetown University prides itself on being one of the leading research institutions in the world, and strives to provide students with a quality education. Founded in 1798, Georgetown has developed a legacy for academic excellence across the country. American University is another school in the area that takes academics seriously, providing students with the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree. With a law school, international service school and a business school, most students won't have trouble finding a course of study to suit their interests at American University.

Many residents head into the city not just for school, but for work. Because the town is so close to Washington, D.C., it's easy for residents to commute to work. Some of the largest employers in the district include Georgetown University, the George Washington University, Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center and Howard University.

Rentals in Capitol Heights, MD, and Cost of Living

Those seeking apartments in Capitol Heights will find that typical monthly rents range from about $1,500 to $2,000. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the median gross monthly rent in the town was $1,083 in 2010.

Even though some may find the cost of living in Capitol Heights more than what they're accustomed to, the town's close proximity to Washington may make the higher price tag worthwhile. The town does have a commuter train system, which may cut down on transportation costs for those working in the city.

Capitol Heights Attractions and Special Events

Those living in Capitol Heights will find plenty to do when they're not in school or at work. Residents interested in sports will find that it's easy to get to RFK Stadium to catch a Major League Soccer match. D.C. United has won multiple championships, and fans love to cheer on their local team when they hit the pitch.

Sometimes, residents may feel like escaping the suburbs for a night in the big city. Washington, D.C., offers Capitol Heights dwellers numerous entertainment options. Tour the city's monuments, museums and memorials for a dose of U.S history. There are also plenty of theatres, clubs and restaurants for those seeking to enjoy the nightlife. 

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Woods at Addison - Capitol Heights, MD 20743
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(9)

Capitol Heights, MD 20743

$1056 - $1546

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Capitol Heights, MD

(9)

$1056 - $1546

225 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hillside Heights - Capitol Heights, MD 20743
21

Capitol Heights, MD 20743

$740 - $1500

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Capitol Heights, MD (Oakland)


$740 - $1500

231 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Penn Southern - Capitol Heights, MD 20743
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Capitol Heights, MD 20743

$920 - $1437

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Capitol Heights, MD (Fort Davis)


$920 - $1437

369 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Fox Club - Capitol Heights, MD 20743
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(5)

Capitol Heights, MD 20743

$990 - $1445

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Capitol Heights, MD (Oakland)

(5)

$990 - $1445

258 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Capital Courts - Capitol Heights, MD 20743
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Capitol Heights, MD 20743

$975 - $1974

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Capitol Heights, MD


$975 - $1974

200 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City - Washington, DC 20002
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Washington, DC 20002

Contact for Pricing

1 Bed 1 Bath

Washington, DC (Ivy City)


Contact for Pricing

338 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

AVA H Street - Washington, DC 20002
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(164)

Washington, DC 20002

$1765 - $2670

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Atlas District, Near Northeast)

(164)

$1765 - $2670

138 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rhode Island Row - Washington, DC 20018
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(8)

Washington, DC 20018

$1776 - $5136

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Washington, DC (Brentwood)

(8)

$1776 - $5136

274 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Steeplechase Apartments - Largo, MD 20774
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(609)

Largo, MD 20774

$1249 - $2974

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northampton - Largo, MD 20774
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(66)

Largo, MD 20774

$1204 - $2050

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Largo, MD

(66)

$1204 - $2050

620 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Avanti - District Heights, MD 20747
16

District Heights, MD 20747

$1024 - $1661

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

District Heights, MD


$1024 - $1661

930 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Station Square - Suitland, MD 20746
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Suitland, MD 20746

$995 - $1410

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Suitland, MD (Suitland Town Center)


$995 - $1410

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Verona at Silver Hill - Suitland, MD 20746
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Suitland, MD 20746

$969 - $1705

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Senate Square - Washington, DC 20002
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Washington, DC 20002

$2048 - $4284

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Atlas District, Near Northeast...)


$2048 - $4284

432 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Capitol Yards - Washington, DC 20003
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(291)

Washington, DC 20003

$1721 - $5341

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Navy Yard)

(291)

$1721 - $5341

246 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flats at Atlas - Washington, DC 20002
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(6)

Washington, DC 20002

$1588 - $2795

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC

(6)

$1588 - $2795

257 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Station House - Washington, DC 20002
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Washington, DC 20002

$1910 - $6065

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Washington, DC (Atlas District, Near Northeast...)


$1910 - $6065

377 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Flats 130 At Constitution Square - Washington, DC 20002
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(21)

Washington, DC 20002

$1717 - $4090

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Near Northeast, NoMA...)

(21)

$1717 - $4090

440 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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