Hillcrest is located in southeast Washington and is a community of rolling hills, manicured lawns, red brick colonials, and ramblers. The Hillcrest neighborhood is full of civic-minded, people, who love their neighborhood. The community of Hillcrest, which was once considered suburbs of Washington, D.C., is often referred to as the best-kept secrets of Washington.

Hillcrest is 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.