The Sixth District covers portions of the Northeast (east of the Anacostia River) and Southeast quadrants of the city. The district consists of a mix of single-family detached and row houses, along with a significant number of public housing projects. The district is home to both Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, which maintains a wide variety of water-grown flora, and Fort Dupont Park, a 376-acre parcel of federally maintained park area that is patrolled by the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Park Police.
Major shopping areas in the Sixth District include the Penn-Branch Center at Pennsylvania and Branch Avenues, Fairfax Village Center at Alabama and Pennsylvania Avenues, and a new shopping center at Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road. Many small businesses line Minnesota Avenue, NE, from East Capitol Street to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, and Good Hope Road, from 13th to 18th Streets.
The Sixth District has eight Police Service Areas (or PSAs).