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 #408, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,507 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #408, WASHINGTON

$2,998,000 ↓ $200,000
45 Sutton Sq Sw #709, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,985 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #709, WASHINGTON

$2,995,000
1107 Delaware Ave Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Commercial Sale
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 4,190 SqFt

1107 Delaware Ave Sw, WASHINGTON

$2,000,000
45 Sutton Sq Sw #1003, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,370 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #1003, WASHINGTON

$1,899,000
New
45 Sutton Sq Sw #406, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,670 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #406, WASHINGTON

$1,469,000
611 4th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,516 SqFt

611 4th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,090,000
1211 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,760 SqFt

1211 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,075,000
608 4th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,460 SqFt

608 4th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,050,000 ↓ $99,000
New
40 G St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,560 SqFt

40 G St Sw, WASHINGTON

$945,000
1239 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,667 SqFt

1239 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$899,000
45 Sutton Sq Sw #1002, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 720 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #1002, WASHINGTON

$850,000
525 Water St Sw #109, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 975 SqFt

525 Water St Sw #109, WASHINGTON

$767,900 ↓ $15,000
220 G St Sw #112, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,344 SqFt

220 G St Sw #112, WASHINGTON

$700,000 ↓ $25,000
77 G St Sw #101, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,562 SqFt

77 G St Sw #101, WASHINGTON

$680,000 ↓ $19,900
215 G St Sw #131, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,344 SqFt

215 G St Sw #131, WASHINGTON

$674,900 ↓ $10,000
1101 3rd St Sw #506, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 874 SqFt

1101 3rd St Sw #506, WASHINGTON

$547,500
New
111 P St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,120 SqFt

111 P St Sw, WASHINGTON

$524,555
800 4th St Sw #n815, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 926 SqFt

800 4th St Sw #n815, WASHINGTON

$522,000 ↓ $28,000
800 4th St Sw #s520, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 958 SqFt

800 4th St Sw #s520, WASHINGTON

$519,900 ↓ $100
New
429 N St Sw #s-306, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,211 SqFt

429 N St Sw #s-306, WASHINGTON

$518,900
New
294 N St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt

294 N St Sw, WASHINGTON

$499,500

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. 

Metropolitan Regional Information System LogoThe listing content relating to real estate for sale on this web site is courtesy of MRIS. Listing information comes from various brokers who participate in the MRIS IDX.Properties listed with brokerage firms other than COMPASS are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.All listing information copyright MRIS 2019.

Listing information last updated on November 11th, 2019 at 10:15pm EST.

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