Anacostia Waterfront Real Estate

The Anacostia River is a precious resource lying at steps from the nation's Capital. In recent years the neighborhoods along this waterway have experienced a major transformation and are blossoming into DC's most sought after corridor for 21st century urban living.

The waterfront area along the Anacostia includes approximately 2,000 acres and includes the Southwest Waterfront, Capitol Riverfront, Popular Point, Hill East and Kenilworth/Parkside neighborhood. Major infrastructure developments in this area include the Anacostia Riverwalk, Anacostia Metro Station, Washington Canal Park, Kingman Island and Marvin Gaye Park.  Read more about Anacostia Waterfront real estate.  

Anacostia Waterfront Homes & Condos For Sale

Anacostia Waterfront Homes & Condos For Sale November 26, 2022
29
Listed
104
Avg. DOM
$615.31
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$598,000
Med. List Price
29 Properties
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$2,350,000
Neighborhood: Navy Yard
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,084
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
65
Days on Site
DCDC2068158
MLS
Welcome to this stunning penthouse unit in The Bower. The Bower is an 11-story condominium, with ground-floor retail space, at Fourth and Tingey streets in Southeast Washington. When you walk into...
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,552
Sq.Ft.
1890
Year Built
429
Days on Site
DCDC2015564
MLS
No description available...
$1,129,900
Neighborhood: Old City #1
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,042
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
52
Days on Site
DCDC2070168
MLS
OPEN HOUSE Sun 11/6 1-3pm! Welcome to 1728 Independence, a meticulously maintained 4bd 3.5ba with over 2000 sq ft of living space in prime Capitol Hill East location. The inviting main level is an...
$1,055,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,023
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
74
Days on Site
DCDC2063002
MLS
Character, Community, Condition and Components unite in this 4 BR, 3.5 BA fully updated Porch Front home on 3 finished levels with 2-Car Parking and good space both inside and out...and now also with...
$999,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,300
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
160
Days on Site
DCDC2055284
MLS
Welcome to 1010 15th Street! A Beautiful fully renovated End-Unit Townhome with a stunning addition. 4 Bedrooms including the top floor with the bedroom suite. This spacious home offers a...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,602
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
68
Days on Site
DCDC2067884
MLS
Welcome to this spacious penthouse in the Hill East neighborhood. Conveniently located within two blocks of Metro, this upper level duplex offers comfortable room sizes and quality finishes. There...
$834,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Gateway
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
882
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
360
Days on Site
DCDC2023306
MLS
IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN. CELEBRATE the holidays in a new home with River and Park views and a HUGE private terrace with Gas/Water/Electric hookups! TRANQUIL, NEW WATERFRONT CONDO. PENINSULA 88 won the 2021...
$825,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,240
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
73
Days on Site
DCDC2067330
MLS
Located in the sought after East Capitol Hill area, this 3 bed, 2 bath Federal is ready for it's new owner who is ready to move in or join the craze of properties being renovated in this neighborhood....
Open 11/27
1820 D St SE Washington, DC 20003
$819,999
Neighborhood: Hill East
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,818
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
40
Days on Site
DCDC2071194
MLS
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Gorgeous 2BR/2.5 BA semi-detached, Federal-style brick row home on a tree-lined street with expansive front and side yard + garage parking in an unbeatable Hill East location....
Open 11/27
1211 Van St SE #1018 Washington, DC 20003
$750,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,065
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
DCDC2075264
MLS
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY FROM 1-3PM OR CONTACT LISTING AGENT FOR MORE DETAILS. This most desirable unit in the Avidian will blow your mind. Just look at the pictures: Ten Stories above The Nation's Capitol...
$749,900
Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,048
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
122
Days on Site
DCDC2060938
MLS
Welcome to the Avidian, a new, amenity-rich, pet friendly condominium community in dynamic Capitol Riverfront. The Avidian is a 14-story, solid steel and concrete constructed building featuring 171...
$744,900
Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,048
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
145
Days on Site
DCDC2057444
MLS
SELLER OPEN TO FUNDING A 2/1 BUYDOWN, WHERE THE INTEREST RATE IS DISCOUNTED 2% THE 1ST YEAR AND 1% THE 2ND YEAR! Inside and out, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is hard to beat! Set in the lively Capitol...

More About Anacostia Waterfront Real Estate

The transformation of the Anacostia Waterfront area has been nothing short of remarkable. Significant investment in public infrastructure has helped accelerate this revival. Popular attractions in the area include:

Anacostia Riverwalk

The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail System is a 20-mile interconnected system of bicycle and pedestrian paths, extending along both sides of the river from the National Arboretum to the Tidal Basin. The trail links 1,200 acres of green spaces, including more than 100 acres of newly created public parks, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.

Hill East District

Plans are underway to improve the long-neglected and largely vacant Reservation 13 site on the shores of the Anacostia River, known as Hill East. The Hill East Master Plan calls for the site to be redeveloped to meet diverse public needs, including health care, education, employment, government services and administration, recreation, and housing.

The vision is to transform Hill East into a thriving, mixed-use neighborhood featuring tree-lined streets, recreational trails, an attractive monument circle, a beautified Metro station, new “green roof” construction, and the extension of Massachusetts Avenue all the way to the waterfront. The site encompasses 60 acres, including the DC General Hospital Site, near the Stadium / Armory Metro Station at 19th Street and Independence Avenue, SE.

Kingman Island

Kingman Island and the adjacent Heritage Island are a publicly accessible park that connects local citizens with the astonishing natural wonders of the Anacostia River. The 45-acre parcel of land lies at the center of many neighborhoods along the Anacostia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (US-ACE) created Kingman and Heritage Islands in 1916 from dredged sediment taken from the Anacostia River. The islands were originally planned as a recreational area for the surrounding neighborhoods, but until recently were neglected and abused for decades.

The National Park Service owns Kingman Island’s northern half as part of Langston Golf Course. Ownership of the southern portion of the island was transferred from the U.S. Department of Interior to the District of Columbia in December 2000. The five-acre Heritage Island is to the west of Kingman Island.

Plans include the restoration of the island’s natural wetlands and wildlife habitat and the creation of trails, canoe tie-ups, and a playground. Other proposed elements for the project include a memorial grove of trees dedicated to District residents who were victims of the 9/11 tragedy and an Environmental Education Center that will be a premier destination for learning about the river’s restoration and the importance of environmental preservation.

Marvin Gaye Park

Formerly known as Watts Branch Park, the newly revitalized Marvin Gaye Park provides an inviting and attractive natural environment with recreational amenities that enhance the surrounding urban neighborhood. The park occupies a mile-long stretch of green stream valley along Watts Branch which is the largest tributary to the Anacostia River within the District of Columbia. It includes a recreation trail, a restored stream and ponds, and woods and gardens for both wildlife and people to enjoy.

Recent improvements to the park include a rejuvenated stream bed, development of a bicycle trail, and improvements to the pedestrian bridges. A model of sustainable design, the park will also protect the stream from stormwater runoff and make use of renewable resources.

Popular Point

Poplar Point encompasses more than 110 acres of federal land adjacent to Historic Anacostia, directly across from the Navy Yard. Development efforts in this area will reconnect historic Anacostia and its residents back to the Anacostia River. Plans call for the site to be revived as a green gateway to the Anacostia River and act as a catalyst for neighborhood economic development. The transformation will feature state-of-the-art ecological restoration as well as cultural, historical, and community attractions. Plans for the site include a 70-acre cultural park, civic memorials (including one honoring Frederick Douglass), wetlands, and residential, commercial, and office development.

Washington Canal Park

Washington Canal Park opened in 2012 and is the first public park built under the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. It is an inviting area attraction and a model of sustainable development. The park provides a green pedestrian link between Capitol Hill and the revitalized waterfront. It serves as a focal point for the area’s emerging high-density, mixed-use development that includes the new U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters and the Capper-Carrollsburg housing development. It is a centerpiece of the Near Southeast waterfront neighborhood, where residents and visitors can enjoy the park’s many amenities and special events.