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Southwest Waterfront is the most riverfront area in the city and is popular for its leisure and nightlife attractions.

Washington Channel and the Anacostia River which border Southwest D.C. are becoming increasingly popular destinations thanks to recent developments like The Wharf - a new 24-acre development of high-end retail, restaurants and condos on the channel - and The Yards Park in Navy Yard which features water features ideal for recreation and festivals.

The Southwest Waterfront, D.C., neighborhood has undergone some major transformations in recent years. Formerly a neglected part of the city's smallest quadrant, today's Southwest Waterfront is home to a number of new residential and commercial developments. Despite these changes, this area still retains its laid-back feel thanks to its parks, yacht clubs, cafes and markets.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The smallest part of the city is experiencing a lot of new development.

The glamorous new Wharf development has completed Phase I - a mile-long stretch of mixed use apartment and condo buildings and hotels. However, although work on the project is expected to continue into the foreseeable future, plans for Phase II have already been unveiled by 11 renowned architects who will be designing 1.2 million more square feet of space. Residents and tourists can expect to see new construction in this area for some time yet!

The southwest area of Washington, D.C., which contains the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, has many historical buildings dating back to 1793 and 1791. Although this area has been isolated from the rest of the city due to its location next to a busy freeway, pedestrian access is improving as more people take advantage of nearby Metro stops and bike rental businesses. New developments in the neighborhood such as restaurants, cafes and boutique hotels show that it is increasingly attractive for both residents and businesses.

As part of the Wharf's development process, efforts have been made to revitalize Maine Avenue Fish Market - the nation's oldest continuously operating open air seafood market. In addition, new residents and tourists flocking to the waterfront might also discover Blind Whino arts center, housed in a whimsically painted 19th Century Baptist Church; or Saint Dominic Church - an example of gothic architecture built in 1875.

Although Southwest Waterfront was part of the original design of Washington D.C., in the 1950s, the neighborhood experienced large-scale urban renewal, which led to the redesign of many of the area’s buildings and spaces. Recently, increasing residential development, along with the growing number of restaurants and shops, add to the urban atmosphere of the neighborhood. The variety of public transportation options and the easy access to other locations in D.C. also attract tenants. While the neighborhood may be relatively young compared to other areas of the district, it offers a wide variety of activities to its residents.

THE LIFESTYLE

Continuous energy.

The Arena Stage has a revitalized theater program with award-winning performances. Three live music venues are nearby, including the 6,000-seat Anthem Theater. There's also an 18-hole golf course and various water sports and leisure cruises available. The area is home to many trendy restaurants, ensuring there is plenty of fine dining within breathtaking views of the city skyline.

The lifestyle of the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood is what makes it so popular. With its easy access to the water and lively restaurants, it's no wonder that many people are drawn to this area. However, there are plenty more reasons why this neighborhood is worth exploring! At the far-northern section of the waterfront sits an iconic wharf located next to several massive new developments like Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater; these additions have brought new activities and energy to the neighborhood. Nationals Park - home of MLB's Washington Nationals - is also nearby in Navy Yard; thanks in large part to this stadium, revitalization has been taking place all along this stretch of Potomac River.

Part of the Wharf’s development included revitalizing the Maine Avenue Fish Market, the nation’s oldest continuously operating open-air seafood market that was built in 1805. New residents and tourists who are flocking to the waterfront might also discover the vibrant Blind Whino arts center, housed in a whimsically painted 19th-century Baptist church, or find refuge at Saint Dominic Church, a beautiful example of gothic architecture built in 1875.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT

An uncrowded city.

You will not find a quiet, suburban neighborhood here. This area is brimming with construction, new attractions, and the visitors that come with them. Affordable housing will be more difficult to find here due to the waterfront location and the new popularity.

THE MARKET

Newer, high-end builds demand a higher price point. But many condos, townhomes, and houseboats in this area are actually reasonably priced.

Although the new luxury apartments and condos command high prices, there are some affordable options available. Gangplank Marina is known for its friendly and quirky houseboat community, despite being by the waterfront.

The Southwest Waterfront neighborhood is one of the hottest real estate markets in D.C., with a wide range of options for both renters and home buyers alike. Beginning in the 1950s, much of this area was part of an urban renewal program where large apartment buildings were built. Today, many of these older structures still stand while new mixed-use developments have sprouted up nearby. These newer constructions generally command a higher price tag due to their upscale amenities - but they're well worth it! Much like the rest of Washington DC, this area features a diverse range of historic homes including quaint row homes with loads of character or condos converted from old apartments or businesses that are now popular as rentals.

The current housing stock in the neighborhood reflects the effects of urban renewal from the 1950s. Condos and luxury residences line G Street SW, but most of the housing consists of mid-century modern elevated co-ops and condos from the 1960s: boxy and concrete buildings. 

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

The waterfront, ample green space and easy access to the baseball and soccer stadiums that are all close to this location.

Navy Yard is a great place to live for its panoramic views of the Anacostia River and proximity to Nationals Park. The new soccer stadium, Audi Field, is right next door - making it easy for residents to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

Southwest Waterfront is very close to many popular parts of Washington, DC - including Nationals Park, Chinatown, and the National Mall. However, thanks to its location on an island within Southwest DC, it has a very different character from these other areas. To the north lies the Southwest Freeway which keeps this area isolated from the rest of the city. South Capitol Street borders it eastwardly while Navy Yard and Buzzard Point lie southwards of it; while westwardly flows Washington Channel acting as natural boundary with these two localities.

Southwest Waterfront has been like the overlooked middle sibling of other DC neighborhoods, in that it has quietly gone about its business without garnering much attention. But this is now changing - the area is undergoing a transformation that will be worth watching.

Prospective tenants will enjoy the area as it continues to redevelop, with commercial and entertainment establishments increasing and revitalizing the neighborhood. The dining and nightlife options in the neighborhood include the Navy Yard Metro Center Café, Kruba Thai and Sushi, Potbelly Sandwiches, Cava Mezze DC, Starbucks, 7th Hill Pizza, Station 4, Tortilla Coast, and Cantina Marina. Other attractions of the area include  Nationals Park and Arena Stage, a regional theater company in D.C.

 The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival is held annually in April in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. It offers cultural entertainment, live music, food, and water-related activities for attendees.

Newest Southwest Waterfront Homes and Condos for Sale

$479,900
2 Beds 1 Baths
Price adjustment! Best value in SW! Introducing your pet-friendly city oasis in this stylish 2 BD/1 BA corner unit, with parking and storage, that boasts modern updates and an array of desirable amenities, offering the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The all-inclusive condo fee in this amenity-rich building includes all utilities, a full-time front desk concierge, gym and fitness areas that are among the best in SW, a gorgeous pool, business center, residents lounge, secure bike room, a dry cleaning and wash/fold drop round out this top-notch amenities package. VA approved. As you step inside, you'll immediately notice the attention to detail throughout the unit. The spacious west-facing unit is bathed in natural light. The updated flooring and fresh paint create a sleek and inviting ambiance, but the real heart of the home is the beautifully renovated kitchen, featuring quartz countertops, white gloss cabinets, a chic tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances (Miele and Frigidaire, gas stove-top). Whether you're preparing gourmet meals or enjoying a quick snack, this kitchen is sure to impress. The spacious kitchen island offers additional seating with room for counter stools, providing a perfect spot for enjoying casual meals or chatting with guests while you cook. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the dining area and living room, providing ample space for both entertaining and everyday living. Step outside onto the private balcony, accessed through large sliding glass doors, inviting you to immerse yourself in the sought-after west-facing exposure of the surrounding cityscape. Whether you're sipping morning coffee or enjoying evening cocktails, this outdoor space offers a tranquil escape from the urban bustle, creating the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. This unit features two (true) bedrooms, with the primary bedroom offering the added luxury of its own private balcony identical to the one in the living room. Additionally, both large bedrooms boast generously sized closets, providing ample storage space for all your belongings. The bathroom includes a shower with a tub, ideal for unwinding after a long day. In addition to the impeccable interior, this unit offers a host of building amenities and a concierge to enhance your lifestyle. Enjoy access to a well-equipped gym/studio (perhaps the best in SW), a convenient business center, a lounge, dry cleaning/wash and fold drop, and a refreshing pool – perfect for staying active and socializing with neighbors. Parking is a breeze with your own designated spot, and large storage on the lower level of the building provides extra space for belongings. The condo fee includes all utilities. Located just moments from the Wharf, you are close to shopping, dining, and entertainment options making this unit the perfect blend of urban living and modern luxury. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to Nats Park and Audi Field, with the Navy Yard offering even more entertainment choices. For your everyday needs, Safeway and the SW Farmers Market are conveniently located just blocks from your doorstep. With three nearby metro stops (Waterfront SW, L'Enfant Plaza, and Federal Center SW), this location is unbeatable in terms of convenience, accessibility, and value. Don't miss your chance to make it yours – schedule a viewing today and experience the epitome of city living!

800 4th St Sw Unit #N421, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (301) 298-1001

$449,900
2 Beds 1 Baths
Step into this stunning 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo at Potomac Place Tower, nestled in the heart of Southwest Waterfront at the Wharf! Upon entry, you'll be greeted by an inviting open concept layout, highlighting an updated kitchen adorned with brand new quartz countertops. The floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the interior with an abundance of natural light and beckon you to the private balconies, where you can revel in picturesque views. The primary bedroom boasts generous closet space, while the second bedroom presents a great flex space for your guest or office! The updated bathroom adds a touch of modern elegance to this charming abode. Also, the HVAC unit and the dishwasher were replaced in 2023! Convenience is amplified with the inclusion of an assigned parking space, while the building itself offers a plethora of amenities. From the front desk concierge to meeting rooms, a party room for entertaining, outdoor pool, and a well-equipped gym and fitness room, every need is catered to. The ideal location of this condo allows for effortless access to waterfront dining, shops, entertainment venues, and the iconic Nationals Park. A short stroll will lead you to Whole Foods, ensuring all your grocery needs are met. With its strategic location, commuting to downtown DC or Virginia is a breeze. Embrace the vibrant lifestyle that comes with living at Potomac Place Tower in the Southwest Waterfront!

800 4th St Sw Unit #N201, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (301) 304-8444

$1,300,000
3 Beds 3 Baths
Welcome home to 815 6th St SW, a stunning property in the heart of Washington DC undergoing a full renovation to redefine luxury living. This beautifully reimagined space offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm. Key features include: Prime Location: Ideally situated in the vibrant 6th St SW neighborhood, this residence is a short walk to The Wharf—an iconic waterfront destination with premier dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions. Full Renovation: Immerse yourself in a brand-new living experience with a comprehensive renovation, featuring high-quality finishes and modern design throughout. Spacious Interiors: Experience the epitome of comfort with generously sized rooms and an open floor plan that maximizes natural light and functionality. Modern Kitchen: The heart of this home is its state-of-the-art kitchen, equipped with stainless steel appliances, sleek countertops, and ample storage space. Luxurious Bathrooms: Indulge in the spa-like atmosphere of fully updated bathrooms, complete with elegant fixtures and vanities. Private Outdoor Space: Relax and unwind in your private oasis, whether it's the balcony at the top of your spiral staircase, terrace, or courtyard below, offering a perfect retreat from city life. Be the first to experience the refined style of 815 6th St SW. This property is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Washington DC's history with all the modern comforts you desire. Don't miss out on this chance to make this meticulously renovated residence your new home. Contact us for a private tour and be prepared to be captivated by the transformation.

815 6th St Sw, Washington

Listing courtesy of KW Metro Center. Contact: (703) 224-6000

$1,725,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
This thoughtfully designed two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence features a gourmet kitchen with custom Italian kitchen cabinetry and hardware by Stevali with under-cabinet lighting, premium Thermador and Bosch appliances, and a honed marble kitchen island. Unit 203 offers the added advantage of bedrooms situated on opposite ends of the home creating privacy and distinct living spaces. The expansive balcony with a partial water view overlooks The Green, a 1.5-acre park designed by acclaimed landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh—which features a dramatic raw marble fountain as its centerpiece. At Amaris, amenity spaces exist to invigorate, elevate, and create a nourishing sense of wellness. Inside, an indoor, two-lane, saltwater pool, spa, and sauna spill into a spacious fitness area with a bridge connecting the residents’ lounge and adjoining screening room. Outside, a waterfront terrace with breathtaking views and a grilling area gives way to an immersive space with inspiring views. Amaris is designed by the late, world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly with interiors by celebrated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen delivering inspiring spaces, breathtaking views, and replenishing amenities in a location unlike any other, at The Wharf. The Wharf is a mile-long waterfront neighborhood offering events and activities, local, chef-owned restaurants, boutique shops, expansive promenades, piers, and over 17.5 acres of green and community spaces.

601 Wharf St Sw Unit #203, Washington

Listing courtesy of Hoffman Realty. Contact:

$209,000
2 Beds 1 Baths
Welcome to River Park, a newly landscaped 11-acre gated community situated right between the new RARELY AVAILABLE 8TH FLOOR CORNER UNIT! Welcome to River Park, a newly landscaped 11-acre gated community situated right between the new WHARF development, Audi Field and Nationals Park/Navy Yard. Just 2 blocks to the SW Waterfront Metro, grocery store and dining. This charming and spacious 2BR/1BA has newly refinished wood parquet flooring throughout, tons of closet space, and more square footage than many 2BR units around. South facing balcony with tree top views provides beautiful light while protecting from the hot afternoon sun. Outdoor swimming pool, well equipped light filled gym, 24/7 concierge at front desk with package service and on-site professional management are just a few of the amenities that make this a wonderful community to live in. Assigned parking available for rent. Coop fee includes all utilities and taxes. This is a value that is not to be missed.WHARF development, Audi Field and Nationals Park/Navy Yard. Just 2 blocks to the SW Waterfront Metro, grocery store and dining. This charming and spacious 2BR/1BA has newly refinished wood parquet flooring throughout, tons of closet space, and more square footage than many 2BR units around. North facing balcony with sweeping DC views provides beautiful light while protecting from the hot afternoon sun. Outdoor swimming pool, well equipped light filled gym, 24/7 concierge at front desk with package service and on-site professional management are just a few of the amenities that make this a wonderful community to live in. Assigned parking available for rent. Coop fee includes all utilities and taxes. This one of a kind top floor corner unit is extremely rare and a value that is not to be missed.

1301 Delaware Ave. Sw Unit #N806, Washington

Listing courtesy of McWilliams/Ballard, Inc.. Contact: (202) 280-2396

$479,900
2 Beds 1 Baths
GREAT PRICE REDUCTION AT THE WHARF! This is a wonderful opportunity to live close to all the restaurants, shops, Metro and the waterfront activities that this thriving neighborhood has to offer! Your parking spot and extra storage are also included. This spacious 2BR/1BA residence features an open floor plan, adorned with recessed lighting and exquisite hardwood flooring throughout. The kitchen features quartz countertops, an under-mounted sink, and generous counter space with ample kitchen cabinet storage. The spacious primary bedroom offers tranquility with large windows and a substantial closet. Conveniently situated and brimming with amenities, Potomac Place Towers caters to the urban dweller seeking a touch of serenity. All utilities are included, and residents can relish in elegant communal spaces, including an outdoor pool, a community room complete with a wet bar and TV, two fitness centers, a yoga studio, a convenience store, and a staffed front desk with security. Additionally, the building offers convenient drop-off/pick-up wash & fold lockers and dry-cleaning services. Bike storage is also available, and it's a pet-friendly community. The Wharf is an all-encompassing haven and driving the enthusiasm of those seeking the perfect place to call home. Whether you need to run errands or entertain guests, or just want a quiet dinner in, everything is at your doorstep. CVS and Safeway are just a block away, and the burgeoning dining scene, retail shops, and entertainment options are easily accessible. The proximity to options are limitless with proximity to the Wharf, Arena Stage, Navy Yard, Nationals Park, museums and the National Mall, and all nearby. Commuting is a breeze with three nearby Metro stations (Waterfront, L'Enfant, Federal Center), numerous Metrobus stops, Zipcar, Circuit, Water Taxi, and more, offering countless possibilities for both work and play."

800 4th St Sw Unit #N401, Washington

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty - Washington. Contact: (202) 387-6180

$2,075,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
This thoughtfully designed two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence features a gourmet kitchen with custom Italian kitchen cabinetry and hardware by Stevali with under-cabinet lighting, premium Thermador and Bosch appliances, and a honed marble kitchen island. Unit 603 offers the added advantage of bedrooms situated on opposite ends of the home creating privacy and distinct living spaces. The expansive balcony with a partial water view overlooks The Green, a 1.5-acre park designed by acclaimed landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh—which features a dramatic raw marble fountain as its centerpiece. At Amaris, amenity spaces exist to invigorate, elevate, and create a nourishing sense of wellness. Inside, an indoor, two-lane, saltwater pool, spa, and sauna spill into a spacious fitness area with a bridge connecting the residents’ lounge and adjoining screening room. Outside, a waterfront terrace with breathtaking views and a grilling area gives way to an immersive space with inspiring views. Amaris is designed by the late, world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly with interiors by celebrated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen delivering inspiring spaces, breathtaking views, and replenishing amenities in a location unlike any other, at The Wharf. The Wharf is a mile-long waterfront neighborhood offering events and activities, local, chef-owned restaurants, boutique shops, expansive promenades, piers, and over 17.5 acres of green and community spaces.

601 Wharf St Sw Unit #603, Washington

Listing courtesy of Hoffman Realty. Contact:

$1,925,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
This thoughtfully designed two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence features a gourmet kitchen with custom Italian kitchen cabinetry and hardware by Stevali with under-cabinet lighting, premium Thermador and Bosch appliances, and a honed marble kitchen island. Unit 403 offers the added advantage of bedrooms situated on opposite ends of the home creating privacy and distinct living spaces. The expansive balcony with a partial water view overlooks The Green, a 1.5-acre park designed by acclaimed landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh—which features a dramatic raw marble fountain as its centerpiece. At Amaris, amenity spaces exist to invigorate, elevate, and create a nourishing sense of wellness. Inside, an indoor, two-lane, saltwater pool, spa, and sauna spill into a spacious fitness area with a bridge connecting the residents’ lounge and adjoining screening room. Outside, a waterfront terrace with breathtaking views and a grilling area gives way to an immersive space with inspiring views. Amaris is designed by the late, world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly with interiors by celebrated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen delivering inspiring spaces, breathtaking views, and replenishing amenities in a location unlike any other, at The Wharf. The Wharf is a mile-long waterfront neighborhood offering events and activities, local, chef-owned restaurants, boutique shops, expansive promenades, piers, and over 17.5 acres of green and community spaces.

601 Wharf St Sw Unit #403, Washington

Listing courtesy of Hoffman Realty. Contact:

$1,950,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
This remarkable two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence with its east-facing orientation provides the perfect balance of natural light and 180-degree panoramic views stretching from the water to the Capitol. The generous, gourmet kitchen with custom Italian kitchen cabinetry and hardware by Stevali with under-cabinet lighting, premium Thermador and Bosch appliances, and a honed marble kitchen island offers ample counter space and an abundance of storage. Enjoy stunning sunsets from the expansive balcony, an impressive 60 feet in length. At Amaris, amenity spaces exist to invigorate, elevate, and create a nourishing sense of wellness. Inside, an indoor, two-lane, saltwater pool, spa, and sauna spill into a spacious fitness area with a bridge connecting the residents’ lounge and adjoining screening room. Outside, a waterfront terrace with breathtaking views and a grilling area gives way to an immersive space with inspiring views. Amaris is designed by the late, world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly with interiors by celebrated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen delivering inspiring spaces, breathtaking views, and replenishing amenities in a location unlike any other, at The Wharf. The Wharf is a mile-long waterfront neighborhood offering events and activities, local, chef-owned restaurants, boutique shops, expansive promenades, piers, and over 17.5 acres of green and community spaces.

601 Wharf St Sw Unit #1004, Washington

Listing courtesy of Hoffman Realty. Contact:

$2,550,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
This exceptional two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath end-unit residence offers breathtaking views from expansive windows on three sides, including the iconic cold-warped glass wall. Soak in the panoramic skyline views from the water to the Capitol from two balconies. The expansive floor plan offers a generous entry with a gallery wall, a gourmet kitchen with custom Italian kitchen cabinetry and hardware by Stevali with under-cabinet lighting, premium Thermador and Bosch appliances, and a honed marble kitchen island. The primary suite, with its luxurious 5-piece bath, custom Italian cabinetry, backlit vanity mirrors by Stevali, and spacious closets, provides a serene space to enjoy the glow of the sunsets. At Amaris, amenity spaces exist to invigorate, elevate, and create a nourishing sense of wellness. Inside, an indoor, two-lane, saltwater pool, spa, and sauna spill into a spacious fitness area with a bridge connecting the residents’ lounge and adjoining screening room. Outside, a waterfront terrace with breathtaking views and a grilling area gives way to an immersive space with inspiring views. Amaris is designed by the late, world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly with interiors by celebrated architect Thomas Juul-Hansen delivering inspiring spaces, breathtaking views, and replenishing amenities in a location unlike any other, at The Wharf. The Wharf is a mile-long waterfront neighborhood offering events and activities, local, chef-owned restaurants, boutique shops, expansive promenades, piers, and over 17.5 acres of green and community spaces.

601 Wharf St Sw Unit #905, Washington

Listing courtesy of Hoffman Realty. Contact:

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