Southwest Waterfront Real Estate, Washington DC

The winds of change are blowing along the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, DC. From new restaurants and bars to upscale condos for sale, the area is undergoing a sea-change of modern redevelopment. The question is, how much of the area’s history will be preserved and will a massive new revitalization effort deliver on its promises, when many earlier efforts failed?

This part of DC goes back to the city’s earliest planning. The few surviving buildings from that era include four historic Wheat Row townhouses built in 1794. Those row houses are now considered part of Harbour Square, a 440-unit mid-century modern cooperative designed by the notable female architect Chloethiel Woodard Smith.

But now a brand-new era of construction is underway with The Wharf, a $2 billion venture covering 27 acres of land and 50 acres of water. For more information about Southwest Waterfront real estate for sale in Washington DC, give District Partners at Compass a call today!

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550 N St Sw #s-502

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,795,000

MLS#: 1008361516
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1800 Sqft
Residential

60 G St Sw #116

WASHINGTON, DC
$825,000

MLS#: 1010013106
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1479 Sqft
Residential

361 N St Sw #361

WASHINGTON, DC
$659,000

MLS#: DCDC192168
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1870 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

1435 4th St Sw #b311

WASHINGTON, DC
$639,000

MLS#: 1004296490
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1246 Sqft
Residential

120 O St Sw

WASHINGTON, DC
$565,000

MLS#: 1010015144
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1120 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

350 G St Sw #n104

WASHINGTON, DC
$479,000

MLS#: 1000122587
1 Bed, 1 Bath
892 Sqft
Residential

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355 I St Sw #511

WASHINGTON, DC
$464,900

MLS#: DCDC100294
1 Bed, 1 Bath
932 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

490 M St Sw #w-704

WASHINGTON, DC
$449,900

MLS#: DCDC100162
1 Bed, 1 Bath
840 Sqft
Residential

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525 Water St Sw #205

WASHINGTON, DC
$449,900

MLS#: DCDC261448
1 Bed, 1 Bath
547 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

410 O St Sw #307

WASHINGTON, DC
$425,000

MLS#: DCDC116220
2 Bed, 1½ Bath
1080 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

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1245 4th St Sw #e803

WASHINGTON, DC
$389,900

MLS#: 1001973732
1 Bed, 1 Bath
836 Sqft
Residential

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1245 4th Street Sw #e302

WASHINGTON, DC
$389,900

MLS#: 1008347280
1 Bed, 1 Bath
959 Sqft
Residential

400 O St Sw #102

WASHINGTON, DC
$385,000

MLS#: 1007522682
1 Bed, 1 Bath
777 Sqft
Residential

800 4th St Sw #n608

WASHINGTON, DC
$354,900

MLS#: DCDC191014
1 Bed, 1 Bath
608 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

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560 N St Sw #n-411

WASHINGTON, DC
$349,900

MLS#: 1000252082
1 Bed, 1 Bath
835 Sqft
Residential

530 N St Sw #s-308

WASHINGTON, DC
$332,500

MLS#: DCDC101074
1 Bed, 1 Bath
762 Sqft
Residential

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560 N St Sw #n-208

WASHINGTON, DC
$330,000

MLS#: DCDC260558
1 Bed, 1 Bath
843 Sqft
Residential

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560 N Street Sw #n114

WASHINGTON, DC
$324,700

MLS#: DCDC260592
1 Bed, 1 Bath
684 Sqft
Residential

1250 4th St Sw #w706

WASHINGTON, DC
$320,000

MLS#: 1009976938
1 Bed, 1 Bath
744 Sqft
Residential

Southwest Waterfront Neighborhood Information

During the 1800s, Southwest Waterfront was a thriving shantytown with fishmongers living and working alongside affluent members of DC society. Row houses co-existed with large mansions overlooking the original wharf and the Maine Avenue Fish Market which opened in 1805. During the 1950s, much of the area was razed in the name of progress and new contemporary office and apartment buildings were constructed. Some of the I.M. Pei-designed apartment buildings have since become condos for sale.

And what of the historic fish market that remains open to this day? Actually, the wharf itself was torn down as well in the 1960s. The merchants sued for the right to stay however, due to their lease rights. Now, modern day fish mongers sell their products from floating barges that line the pier—a nod to the old days when seafood would be sold directly off fishing boats. 

What to Expect at DC's Southwest Waterfront

As noted at the outset, the Southwest Waterfront is undergoing a massive transformation with The Wharf, a decade-old plan by developers Hoffman-Madison that entered the construction phase in 2014 and is now well underway. Included will be three new piers jutting into the Washington Channel, plus hotels, offices, apartments, restaurants, jazz clubs, a movie theater and yes, new luxury condos for sale including VIO, a 12-story luxury waterfront building.

Southwest Waterfront Real Estate at a Glance

Homes and condos for sale in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood start at around $125,000 for small studio units and climb past a million dollars. The new commercial developments will produce an even greater inventory of lofts, townhouses and condos for sale in the future as the riverfront continues its evolution. 

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Listing information last updated on December 13th, 2018 at 3:34pm EST.