The L at City Vista Condos For Sale | Mt Vernon Square

Located at 440 L Street, Washington, DC

The L at City Vista is one of multiple upscale condo buildings in Washington, DC’s City Vista Complex. The complex also includes the K and the M condo buildings, as well as the Gables apartments. The complex is an integral part of an ongoing modern development movement in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.

The L at City Vistas condos for sale in Washington DC

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With 149 residences, the L at City Vista was delivered in 2007, and offers a host of onsite amenities, as well as an amazing downtown location—two blocks from the famed Mount Vernon Square, and less than 10 blocks from the White House. This contemporary brick, concrete and glass tower stands 11 stories, and is also home to ground floor retail-including a Safeway Market! You don’t even have to leave your building for groceries!

Additional Info About The L at City Vista Condos in DC

Luxury condo at The L at City Vistas in Washington DC

Located at 440 L Street NW, the L is in DC’s 20001 zip code, and considered part of Capitol Hill as well as the Mount Vernon Triangle. It is also next-door to Chinatown. Entering from the street level, residents enjoy a luxury foyer with twenty-four hour front desk and concierge. Condos for sale come in a wide variety of floor plans, with spacious one and two-bedroom units ranging from 628 to 1450 square feet. Some units also include dens.

Inside these attractive city homes, you’ll find hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. There are glass doors to the balconies, luxury bathrooms and gourmet kitchens with granite counters, breakfast bars and stainless steel appliances. All units also come with washers and dryers.

As for common amenities, residents enjoy dry cleaning pick-up and delivery, a fitness center, a library, and a community room with catering. Plus, life at the L also includes direct access to the K’s heated rooftop pool with terrace, grills and lounge. And, don’t forget the ground floor Safeway plus other retail. Garage parking conveys with some but not all units.

And then there’s the neighborhood itself—easy walking distance to the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station, as well as the Capital One Arena with concerts and Washington Wizards NBA basketball. You'll also find an amazing array of bars, restaurants, shops, theaters and museums.

The Changing Nature of the Mount Vernon Area

The L at City Vista is in the Mount Vernon area, comprised of two small side-by-side urban communities. Mount Vernon Square is both a public park and an accompanying small neighborhood while the Mount Vernon Triangle is an adjacent three-sided neighborhood bound by New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts Avenues. The triangle also contains a historic district, a business improvement district and a community improvement district. Since this gets a bit confusing, many locals now refer simply to the area as Mt. Vernon—although that too can cause confusion for visitors who wonder when they get to see George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation (which is across the river in Alexandria).

The Downtown Mount Vernon area has seen a lot of change over the past many years. Development occurred gradually, throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.  The 1960s onward saw a fair amount of demolition. This was due to several factors, from urban decay to fires from the Civil Rights riots to the construction of the I-395 which ends near K Street and New York Avenue. There have been three periods of redevelopment, one soon after the end of World War II, the second in the 1970 and 1980s, and the current one.

The creation of the Mount Vernon Square Historic District and Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District during the mid-2000’s helped preserve roughly 50 notable buildings from the 1869 to 1946 periods, a small number of what originally existed. These historic protections only kicked in during the current phase of renewal and redevelopment.

Today, the Downtown Mt. Vernon area offers one of Washington’s most successfully integrated planning models, with a blend of old and new, including large scale live-work-play communities such as CityCenterDC and City Vista. Driving or walking through the area, one will observe modern glass and steel structures from high-profile present day architects interspersed with smaller row houses, apartment buildings and storefronts from a bygone era.

City Vista (The L) FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is The L at City Vista located, and how is it different from The K?

A: The L at City Vista is located at 440 L Street NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. There are 149 residences in this building. The K is located at 475 K Street NW. Each building is part of the larger mixed-use City Vista community.

Q: How many residential units are at The L, and what else might one find at City Vista?

A: City Vista is a large community that involves multiple city blocks. There is a Safeway, a VIDA Fitness, a Starbucks, a Sweetgreen, the Alta Strada restaurant, and more. There are approximately 149 residential units at The L. There are also luxury apartment rentals at Gables at City Vista, next-door to The L.

Q: How close is City Vista to the White House?

A: The distance is slightly over a mile, if you take L Street to I Street.

Q: Is this a walkable neighborhood?

A: Mount Vernon Triangle, along with adjoining neighborhoods in the downtown area, is very walkable. You’ll find an incredible array of shops, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, and theaters, as well as the Capital One Arena, home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards and also a premiere concert venue.

Getting Around the Mount Vernon Area

Those living at the L at City Vista have the luxury of secure parking, something that is certainly not a given in Washington’s denser urban communities. It’s nice to have a car here, given the proximity of major diagonal avenues that run throughout the city, along with the grid of smaller north-south and west-west streets. Plus, the I-395 allows for a convenient way to get out of the city.

Additionally, the Mount Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center Metro Station is extremely close to City Vista, with other popular Metro stations also within walking distance. For those who like traveling by Amtrak train, Union Station is close by. But this is also a great place to walk, whether to an amazing array of bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment, or through the political corridors of power (K Street with its lobbyists, lawyers and bankers is right next-door and the congressional buildings are further south). To learn more about condos for sale at the K at City Vista, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 9:30am EDT.