Located in the lower central portion of the District of Columbia, the First District is home to the city's business and political center. It includes some of our nation's most recognized and cherished landmarks, as well as some of the city's most interesting and diverse neighborhoods.
Because it has both a district station and a substation, the First District is divided operationally into two areas: west and east. The western part of the district includes the US Capitol (House, Senate), the White House, Federal Triangle, the downtown business district (including the DC Convention Center and the Verizon Center), Chinatown and the waterfront. Most residences in this area are in the Southwest quadrant near the waterfront, although there is a growing resident population in such "downtown" communities as Penn Quarter.
The eastern part of the district, which is served by the 1D-1 Substation, includes the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood and the Washington Navy Yard. Capitol Hill is one of the oldest sections of the city, with many historic homes and buildings, including the US Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Eastern Market and Union Station.
With the PSA restructuring that took effect in May 2004, the First District now has seven Police Service Areas (or PSAs). View some of the community resources available to all residents of the First District:
Helpful Online Resources
- Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID)
- Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID)
- Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID)
- NoMa Business Improvement District (BID)
- PSA 104 Community Sponsored Website
- Southwest Neighborhood Assembly of DC
- Stanton Park Neighborhood Association