Southwest Waterfront | Washington DC Real Estate

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The Southwest Waterfront is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The area went through its last major transformation in the 1960’s and the prominent architecture of this small quadrant of DC strongly reflects that time period. Both Hubert Humphrey and Thurgood Marshall once lived in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood borders the U.S. Capitol building, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Mall. There are five major condo and apartment buildings that anchor Southwest DC: Carrolsburg, Harbour Square, Tiber Island, River Park, and Riverside, all of which are within a few blocks walk of the Waterfront Metro station. Rowhouses are also a real estate option in Southwest DC, although more limited than other neighborhoods in DC. Washington Marina offers the option for boat owners to live on their vessels and is one of the largest live-aboard communities in the U.S.

You will find some fantastic dining options just outside your door. Cantina Marina and the Maine Avenue Fish Market are two of the most popular dining options for locals and tourists alike. Southwest DC also features the newly redeveloped Arena Stage Theater and an enormous Safeway Supermarket. The neighborhood is a short walk from Hains Point Park, which is one of the largest parks in Washington, DC, and features golf courses, tennis courts, softball fields, and sweeping waterfront views. Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals baseball team, is across South Capitol Street SW from the Southwest Waterfront.

Look for many changes to come to the area in the coming years as local developers PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette have teamed up in a public/private partnership with the District of Columbia. The plan to completely transform the waterfront along Maine Avenue SW has been named "The Wharf" and Phase I should be completed by 2016. This has already included the new Washington Kastles Stadium, which hosts DC’s professional tennis team, and additional plans are for residential units, a marina, office space, retail space, hotel rooms, and parking.

Four Metro stops service Southwest DC on the orange/blue and yellow/green lines, including Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza, Federal Center SW, and Waterfront. Waterfront on the green line is the only stop south of I-395 and is the closest to the river. Several Metro bus lines service the area as well. 4th Street SW, 7th Street SW, and 12th Street SW are the best direct routes to access the northern side of the National Mall and downtown DC. Interstate 395 runs through Southwest DC, and provides access out to Virginia and to the Anacostia Freeway (DC Route 295) via I-695.  Reagan National Airport is four Metro stops or a 10-minute drive away. 

The Southwest Waterfront encompasses most of the small quadrant of Southwest DC, and its borders are Independence Avenue SW to the north, South Capitol Street SW to the east, and the Anacostia River, Potomac River, and Tidal Basin to the southwest.

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East Facing Efficiency With Tons Of Natural Lig...

$72,200
Washington, DC
1 ba, 525 ft² Residential
Price:
$72,200
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC7961826

East Facing Efficiency With Tons Of Natural Light. Galley Kitchen, Balcony, Wood Floors. Coop N...

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One Bedroom Condo In Super Convenient Location....

$149,900
Washington, DC
1 br, 1 ba, 670 ft² Residential
Price:
$149,900
City:
Washington
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC7838735

One Bedroom Condo In Super Convenient Location. One Block To Sw Metro, Safeway, And Restaurants....

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1br/1ba River Park Unit W/ Enclosed Balcony + E...

$162,500
Washington, DC
1 br, 1 ba Residential
Price:
$162,500
City:
Washington
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8298203

1br/1ba River Park Unit W/ Enclosed Balcony + Excellent Amenities! Bright And Spacious. Wood Floo...

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You'll Love How Close This Studio Is To Museums...

$165,000
Washington, DC
1 ba, 559 ft² Residential
Price:
$165,000
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8301040

You'll Love How Close This Studio Is To Museums, Theatre, Metro, Baseball, Restaurants, And Parks...

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Studio/efficiency, Needs Work, Hardwood Floors,...

$175,000
Washington, DC
1 ba, 463 ft² Residential
Price:
$175,000
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8238766

Studio/efficiency, Needs Work, Hardwood Floors, North Facing Balcony With Views Of The Us Capitol...

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1br/1ba Top Floor Unit In River Park W/ The Bes...

$179,000
Washington, DC
1 br, 1 ba, 700 ft² Residential
Price:
$179,000
City:
Washington
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8311315

1br/1ba Top Floor Unit In River Park W/ The Best View In The Building! Watch The Fireworks From Y...

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Beautiful West-facing Studio Unit With Parking!...

$185,000
Washington, DC
1 ba, 515 ft² Residential
Price:
$185,000
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8296247

Beautiful West-facing Studio Unit With Parking! Features New Paint, Updated Kitchen With Brand Ne...

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Short Sale, 3rd Party Approval - One Lender, Tw...

$199,000
Washington, DC
3 br, 2½ ba, 1,027 ft² Residential
Price:
$199,000
City:
Washington
Beds:
3
Baths:
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8273039

Short Sale, 3rd Party Approval - One Lender, Two Loans. As-is.

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Full Service Build, On The Waterfront, Close To...

$199,000
Washington, DC
1 ba, 446 ft² Residential
Price:
$199,000
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8275257

Full Service Build, On The Waterfront, Close To Metro, Great For Biking And Walking. Spacious Eff...

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New Gas Range Included! Garage Parking Avail F...

$199,900
Washington, DC
1 br, 1 ba, 550 ft² Residential
Price:
$199,900
City:
Washington
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC9003855

New Gas Range Included! Garage Parking Avail For $30k Renovated Jr 1br! Tiled Balcony, Built-in ...

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Urban Chic In Historic Designated Bldg.! Comple...

$209,900
Washington, DC
1 ba, 556 ft² Residential
Price:
$209,900
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8302412

Urban Chic In Historic Designated Bldg.! Completely Renovated Studio, With Great Light, Open, Uno...

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Junior One-bedroom With Open Kitchen, Balcony W...

$218,900
Washington, DC
1 br, 1 ba, 543 ft² Residential
Price:
$218,900
City:
Washington
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8320177

Junior One-bedroom With Open Kitchen, Balcony With Water Garden View, Parquet Flooring, Walk-in C...

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The 2.5 Billion Dollar Wharf Project Broke Grou...

$219,900
Washington, DC
1 br, 1 ba, 531 ft² Residential
Price:
$219,900
City:
Washington
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8302304

The 2.5 Billion Dollar Wharf Project Broke Ground This Week But You Still Have Time To Own In Thi...

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Light Filled Studio Conveniently Located One Bl...

$225,000
Washington, DC
1 ba, 445 ft² Residential
Price:
$225,000
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8309590

Light Filled Studio Conveniently Located One Block From Metro, Safeway And Restaurants. Large Bal...

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Rarely Available Studio In The Chic, Modern, An...

$235,000
Washington, DC
1 ba, 520 ft² Residential
Price:
$235,000
City:
Washington
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
DC8284309

Rarely Available Studio In The Chic, Modern, And Eco-friendly Waterfront Towers. This Unit Gets ...

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Listing information last updated on April 16th, 2014 at 9:25pm EDT.

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