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 June 28, 2022
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Listed
72
Avg. DOM
$653.86
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$609,000
Med. List Price
54 Properties
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$1,790,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,600
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
28
Days on Site
DCDC2051270
MLS
An exceptional 4BR Plus Den / 4.5BA three-level new construction home ideally located in friendly Capitol Hill. This brand new ground up development, semi-detached home has the perfect balance of...
$1,599,999
Neighborhood: Capitol Gateway
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,257
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
89
Days on Site
DCDC2042958
MLS
You will say WOW! On October 2021, Peninsula 88 was awarded “Best Washington/Baltimore High-Rise Condominium Community” for Delta Associates’ 25th Annual Multifamily Awards. Each year, the...
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,552
Sq.Ft.
1890
Year Built
278
Days on Site
DCDC2015564
MLS
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$1,499,900
Neighborhood: Capitol Riverfront
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,443
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
131
Days on Site
DCDC2036916
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...
$1,290,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,300
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
9
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...
$1,239,000
Neighborhood: Navy Yard
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,329
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
20
Days on Site
DCDC2052676
MLS
Luxurious modern sophistication in the heart of Navy Yard. Nothing beats the views from the floor to ceiling windows in this bright corner unit. Enjoy the breezes on spring afternoons while watching...
$1,145,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Gateway
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,332
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
229
Days on Site
DCDC2021058
MLS
BEAUTIFUL NEW WATERFRONT CONDOS! IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN. PENINSULA 88 won the Best Washington/Baltimore High-Rise Condominium Community award from industry monitor Delta Associates 25th Annual Multifamily...
$1,129,000
Neighborhood: Old City #1
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,840
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
7
Days on Site
DCDC2055846
MLS
Absolutely amazing home in Capitol Hill you don't want to miss! Walk through your beautiful spacious front fenced yard into an open concept main living space. The wide plank hardwood floors were...
$1,050,000
Neighborhood: Hill East
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,602
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
13
Days on Site
DCDC2054820
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...
$999,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,230
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
21
Days on Site
DCDC2053856
MLS
Wide and spacious, contemporary Capitol Hill home on 3 levels features 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a powder room, huge connected lower-level In-Law Suite/Family Room with separate entrance, full...
$965,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill East
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,766
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
13
Days on Site
DCDC2053532
MLS
This is the perfect home to make endless memories in one of the most desirable locations in the city with private outdoor area and Solar Panels! This is the perfect location 2 blocks to Metro...
$935,000
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,812
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
15
Days on Site
DCDC2054360
MLS
OPEN SUN 1-3PM - PICTURE PERFECT PORCH FRONT with OFF-STREET PARKING! Literally steps from Metro (Orange, Blue, Silver) and a short stroll to Congressional Cemetery, River Trails, Lincoln Park,...

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.