Southwest Waterfront

Few parts of Washington, DC have evolved as steadily as the Southwest Waterfront in Washington's SW quadrant. This prime area of coastline extends east from the Washington Channel and Potomac River and is home to a diverse array of luxury properties. The latest major development is The Wharf, a highly popular waterfront destination place for both visitors and residents alike. The mile-long stretch along the Washington Channel and Potomac River is now home to new piers, restaurants, retailers, live entertainment, and brand new luxury condo towers such as VIO, Amaris, and 525 Water.

SW Washington, DC Luxury Real Estate

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609 6th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

609 6th Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,240 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2149388

RLA (SW)

721 Capitol Square Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

721 Capitol Square Pl Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,043 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2147068

SOUTH WEST

88 V St Sw #ph1, WASHINGTON

$1,988,000

↓ $100,000

88 V St Sw #ph1, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,395 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2143254

CAPITOL GATEWAY

88 V St Sw #808, WASHINGTON

$1,459,000

↓ $50,000

88 V St Sw #808, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,224 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2143384

SW WATERFRONT

815 6th St Sw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,400

↓ $50

815 6th St Sw, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,322 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2139678

SW WATERFRONT

45 Sutton Sq Sw #603, WASHINGTON

$1,750,000

↓ $50,000

45 Sutton Sq Sw #603, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,269 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2133002

WATERFRONT SW RLA

88 V St Sw #801, WASHINGTON

$1,449,888

88 V St Sw #801, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,356 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2132794

CAPITOL GATEWAY

601 Wharf St Sw #805, WASHINGTON

$2,300,000

↓ $175,000

601 Wharf St Sw #805, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 3 Baths 2,580 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2129104

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

601 Wharf St Sw #203, WASHINGTON

$1,499,000

↓ $26,000

601 Wharf St Sw #203, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,625 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2125238

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

601 Wharf St Sw #1005, WASHINGTON

$2,500,000

↓ $200,000

601 Wharf St Sw #1005, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,590 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2108900

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

601 Wharf St Sw #507, WASHINGTON

$1,125,000

↓ $250,000

601 Wharf St Sw #507, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,225 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2108890

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

601 Wharf St Sw #606, WASHINGTON

$1,225,000

↓ $50,000

601 Wharf St Sw #606, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,315 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2108892

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

Southwest Waterfront and The Wharf Luxury Real Estate

The Southwest Waterfront is one of Washington’s oldest communities, dating back to a time when upper class citizens, merchants and businesspeople lived and worked in the same proximity as fishmongers and ship workers. Only a few residential buildings have survived from that period, including a section of historic rowhouses known as Wheat Row, built in 1794. The post World War II era saw wholesales winds of change, as city government sought to remake the landscape.

More About Southwest Waterfront, Washington, DC

The 1960s saw the arrival of a new modernist trend in the way of large housing developments, such as Harbour Square, a complex of cubist buildings conceived and designed by female trailblazer Chloetheil Woodward Smith. The Wheat Row townhouses were incorporated into this development. Also noteworthy from this period is the River Park Mutual Homes from midcentury modernist Charles Goodman, with both apartment-style residences and eye-catching townhomes with barrel-shaped aluminum roofs. The Tibor Island Cooperative Homes are another housing complex from the 1960s, with International-style buildings in a park-like setting, with easy walking access to the waterfront, including The Wharf.

Today’s luxury homes in the Southwest Waterfront offer a fascinating cross section of ages, styles, and price points. The picture will continue to evolve with many more projects in the pipeline. Residents enjoy convenient access to the coastline, as well as another waterfront neighborhood directly to the east, the Navy Yard. The amount of local shops, restaurants, and outdoor recreation is staggering. Capitol Hill, the National Mall, numerous museums and so much more, are just to the north.

To learn more about homes, condos, and townhouses for sale in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

Southwest Waterfront and The Wharf District of Columbia FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a Metro station in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood?

A: Yes, the Southwest Waterfront Metro Station is within easy walking distance of The Wharf.

Q: When was The Wharf completed?

A: The project was in the planning stages for years, before breaking ground in 2014. The initial phase opened in 2017, and the second phase reached fruition in 2022.

Q: Will there be more new condo buildings in the future?

A: It is likely, as the Southwest Waterfront area continues to evolve with new development projects in the pipeline.

Q: How close is the Southwest Waterfront to Downtown DC?

A: Depending on your specific start and stop points, the distance is roughly two miles.

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