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 #1121, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #1121, WASHINGTON

$1,550,000 ↓ $49,000
1253 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,724 SqFt

1253 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,219,999 ↓ $779,001
409 N St Sw #5, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,008 SqFt

409 N St Sw #5, WASHINGTON

$1,175,000
821 6th St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,624 SqFt

821 6th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000
45 Sutton Sq Sw #1104, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,130 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #1104, WASHINGTON

$1,095,045 ↓ $25,000
45 Sutton Sq Sw #404, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,130 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #404, WASHINGTON

$1,030,000
430 M St Sw #n-804, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,220 SqFt

430 M St Sw #n-804, WASHINGTON

$979,900 ↓ $10,000
602 7th St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,440 SqFt

602 7th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$950,000
808 Capitol Square Pl Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,394 SqFt

808 Capitol Square Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$925,000 ↓ $25,000
251 G St Sw #113, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,513 SqFt

251 G St Sw #113, WASHINGTON

$769,000 ↓ $20,000
819 Delaware Ave Sw #226, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,512 SqFt

819 Delaware Ave Sw #226, WASHINGTON

$759,900
525 Water St Sw #106, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 925 SqFt

525 Water St Sw #106, WASHINGTON

$710,000 ↓ $12,000
725 3rd St Sw #413, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,440 SqFt

725 3rd St Sw #413, WASHINGTON

$689,900
328 G St Sw #503, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,710 SqFt

328 G St Sw #503, WASHINGTON

$680,000 ↑ $30,000
731 3rd St Sw #410, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,440 SqFt

731 3rd St Sw #410, WASHINGTON

$659,900
560 N St Sw #n304, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,195 SqFt

560 N St Sw #n304, WASHINGTON

$625,000
430 M St Sw #n-504, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,211 SqFt

430 M St Sw #n-504, WASHINGTON

$600,000
New
1435 4th St Sw #b511, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,246 SqFt

1435 4th St Sw #b511, WASHINGTON

$599,900
286 N St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,783 SqFt

286 N St Sw, WASHINGTON

$550,000
1346 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 0 SqFt

1346 4th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$525,000 ↓ $60,000
800 4th St Sw #n120, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 958 SqFt

800 4th St Sw #n120, WASHINGTON

$489,900 ↓ $10,000

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 January 23rd, 2021 at 8:46am EST.

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