About the Southwest Waterfront
In a city where real estate watchers are always speculating about the next hot neighborhood, it is no surprise why DC’s Southwest Waterfront is at the forefront. Southwest Waterfront inhabits a unique area which is roughly bordered by the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, South Capitol Street, and Independence Avenue. It’s home to many memorials and parks as well portions of the Southwest and Waterfront neighborhoods in zip code 20024, including Federal government’s offices and waterfront lifestyle appeal. One of the main reasons is the $1.5 billion dollar redevelopment plan that is transforming the area over the past five to seven years.
While within walking distance of many desirable places in the city – Nats Stadium, the National Mall, Chinatown – it very distinctly remains its own little island. To the north, the Southwest Freeway isolates the neighborhood from the rest of DC. South Capitol Street, on its eastern border, segregates Southwest Waterfront from Navy Yard and Nationals Park. To the south lies Fort McNair and Buzzard Point, while the Washington Channel acts as a natural border to the west
A new overhauled Arena Stage, The Wharf project, an extensive revitalization plan across 27 acres of land and more than 50 acres of water along Washington Channel, Southwest Waterfront is creating 1,500 residential units, three hotels, 400,000 square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, three public piers, plazas a rum distillery and a 6,000 seat concert hall, among other attractions.
Southwest is nice, quiet, and dependably consistent growth on the verge of a bang. The neighborhood is breaking out of it’s shell and transformation to live in a dynamic and interesting place is happening now.
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