Southwest DC is an emerging neighborhood that many call the location of DC's next great neighborhood. With the Anacostia River as a back-drop, Southwest DC is a blank canvas ready for significant new development. The opening of Nationals Park and the planned stadium for DC United bring thousands of guests on game days to this emerging neighborhood.
The generally agreed boundaries of the Southwest neighborhood are Independence Avenue to the north, 15th Street and Water Street to the west, Maine Avenue and M Street to the south, and South Capitol Street to the east. Southwest overlaps and shares geographic commonality with the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.