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.
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.
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.
Bus transportation is convenient. Metro bus service provides direct transportation to and from downtown or Potomac Avenue Metro.
The Naylor Road Metro stop is in easy walking distance from Hillcrest.