Capitol Riverfront: A Neighborhood Blossoming Around Nationals Park

The renaissance of the Capitol Riverfront has seen the arrival of Canal Park---with its skating rink---and elegantly landscaped Yards Park on the Anacostia River in the SE and SW quadrants of Washington, DC.  The Capitol Riverfront has a growing residential population moving into trendy new condos and lofts amidst hot new restaurants and retail shops.  The diverse, new mixed-use neighborhood is home to the Washington Nationals baseball team, and an entertainment district.

The Capitol Riverfront primarily features new construction residential housing---both high-rise condos and row houses---drawing newcomers, attracted by the proximity to modern office towers and employment sites such as the Department of Transportation’s sparkling new headquarters, and its location adjacent to Capitol Hill, the Navy Yard and Fort McNair.  Bounded by Southeast Freeway to the north, Pennsylvania Avenue to the west, the Anacostia River to the south and South Capitol Street, P Street, Q Street and 2nd Street to the west, the Capitol Riverfront is served by the Navy Yard and Capitol South Metro Station, and is easy access to I-395 and I-295.

Cultural life in DC’s new neighborhood on the river is thriving and is a mere 5 blocks south of the U.S. Capitol.  The Capitol Riverfront is leading the way in “green innovation” and the best of city living; it offers unique parks and trails, sports and entertainment, and enjoys close proximity to Capitol Hill.  It is becoming a vibrant urban neighborhood.  Here is a resource to view active Capitol Riverfront real estate listings.

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