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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45 Sutton Sq Sw #509, WASHINGTON

$3,499,000

45 Sutton Sq Sw #509, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,985 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2077262

WATERFRONT

1107 Delaware Ave Sw, WASHINGTON

$2,100,000

1107 Delaware Ave Sw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 4,190 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # DCDC2069044

45 Sutton Sq Sw #302, WASHINGTON

$1,699,000

↓ $100,000

45 Sutton Sq Sw #302, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,744 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2071692

WATERFRONT SW RLA

525 Water St Sw #412, WASHINGTON

$1,395,000

↓ $130,000

525 Water St Sw #412, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,267 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2066068

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

1259 4th St Sw #7, WASHINGTON

$1,299,900

1259 4th St Sw #7, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,008 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2080822

RLA (SW)

45 Sutton Sq Sw #1114, WASHINGTON

$1,299,000

↓ $60,000

45 Sutton Sq Sw #1114, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,105 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065014

SOUTH WEST

525 Water St Sw #301, WASHINGTON

$1,299,000

↓ $40,900

525 Water St Sw #301, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,365 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2079172

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

607 G St Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,290,000

607 G St Sw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,440 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2080132

SW WATERFRONT

616 4th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000

↓ $46,000

616 4th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,840 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2075114

SW WATERFRONT

1421 Carrollsburg Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

1421 Carrollsburg Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,350 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2001673

OLD CITY #1

1248 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,089,000

1248 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,768 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2080058

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

502 H St Sw, WASHINGTON

$985,000

↓ $65,000

502 H St Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,660 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2072428

SW WATERFRONT

507 G St Sw, WASHINGTON

$949,000

507 G St Sw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,440 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2079828

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

1214 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

$889,000

1214 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2075076

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

530 N Sw #s605, WASHINGTON

$850,000

530 N Sw #s605, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,680 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2079658

SW WATERFRONT

525 Water St Sw #317, WASHINGTON

$815,000

↑ $40,000

525 Water St Sw #317, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 895 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2077900

525 WATER CONDOMINIUM

255 G St Sw #111, WASHINGTON

$750,000

255 G St Sw #111, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,513 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2081228

WATERFRONT

1426 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

$700,000

↓ $30,000

1426 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,280 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044128

SW WATERFRONT

1420 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

$675,000

↓ $50,000

1420 Half St Sw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,280 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2061934

OLD CITY #1

New
1419 S Capitol St Sw, WASHINGTON

$649,000

1419 S Capitol St Sw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,292 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2082112

NAVY YARD

1419 S Capitol St Sw, WASHINGTON

$649,000

1419 S Capitol St Sw, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,292 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2078858

OLD CITY #1

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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