The smallest quadrant in the District, the Southwest Waterfront is bounded by the National Mall to the North, the Washington Channel to the West and South, and South Capitol Street to the East.
The Southwest Waterfront is a historic example of mid-century modern architecture that was built during the neighborhood’s renaissance in the 1960s. I.M. Pei, Charles Goodman, and Chloethiel Woodard Smith were among the renowned architects that designed much of the neighborhood. Most of the apartment buildings feature two-story lobbies with no residences on the ground floor... a design feature that is not found other neighborhoods in DC.
Southwest Waterfront has many treasures from the open green spaces within the various associations, to Waterfront Park along the Washington Channel, to the Titanic Memorial, to a weekly farmers market, to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, to the community garden, to the Southwest Duck Pond. The Municipal Fish Market is the oldest, continuously-operating, open air fish market in the United States. Many Broadway shows are born at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in SW DC.
The District Wharf has risen along the Channel as the latest addition to the neighborhood, brining stunning waterfront residences, new restaurants, and more entertainment venues to the neighborhood.
For sports fan, Southwest Waterfront is close the Nationals Ballpark and will soon be the home of D.C. United’s new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point.
Easily accessible by any means of transport, SW Waterfront will pleasantly surprise you when you see all it has to offer.
Update: Results re-opened March 17, 2016 as Results Gym DC under new management. Update: Results the Gym closed March 16, 2016. By Eddie Rangel Results the Gym started out in Dupont Circle back in the mid-90’s, and eventually grew into a chain of gyms all around DC. Even though the Dupont Circle, Mt […]
New entrance escalators are coming to Waterfront Station in Southwest DC beginning January 18, 2016.
By Eddie Rangel Arena Stage, in SW Waterfront, is the crown jewel of our lovely little quadrant. I loved it before the renovation, but now it’s the best performing arts space in town! Talk about quality and substance. I have loved every play and musical I’ve seen at Arena. Keep up the great work, Molly! […]
Guests of District Residents Need Temporary Permits to Park Vehicles The District’s Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) Program allows guests of eligible District residents to park for more than two hours on residential parking permit zone blocks. Passes for 2015 expire December 31, 2015. Registration for 2016 Passes begins Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Passes are free, […]
With all the construction taking place in Southwest DC and Capitol Riverfront, the area will need more power. Pepco is building a new Waterfront Substation near Buzzard Point to keep up with demand. Pepco expects that without the new substation, the existing Buzzard Point Substation will exceed capacity by 8% in the summer of 2017. The new […]
By Eddie Rangel A Cleveland Park staple since the 1990s, Wake Up Little Suzie is the go-to shop for affordable gifts for every occasion. We have been patronizing Suzie since the 1995, and even now, the store feels authentic and true to its eclectic core. Susan, the owner, is a great buyer and keeps cycling […]
Since 2012, MOM’s Organic Market has been our main source for organic and bulk groceries. If you care about what you (cook and) eat, you have to make MOM’s your go-to grocer. Think Whole Foods minus the flowers, prepared food bar and yoga mats. It’s a veritable grocery store that stocks all organic produce, breads and […]
By Eddie Rangel Hands down, Bagels Etc in Dupont Circle is the best bagel deli in the city. Bagels Etc. has been around since the 80’s, and I’ve had the good fortune of patronizing it since the mid-90’s. Whether you’re in the mood for a plain bagel to snack on, or a bagel sandwich for […]
Tiber Island Cooperative Homes began a balcony restoration project in 2014 for the high rise towers. A notice from the Management Office in 2014 to the residents explained the need for the project. “As history, the balconies are a recurrent structural problem. This is largely ‘part of the package’ with having a building with exposed […]
The Asia Sutton Smoke Alarm Giveaway and Installation Program is a DC Fire and EMS Department District-wide initiative to ensure that all District of Columbia homes have working smoke alarms The requirements for receiving a smoke alarm are: You must live in the District of Columbia and show proof of residency. You must be a […]
By Eddie Rangel Art, Crafts, Textiles and more. Whether you’re in the market to acquire a work of art, or simply in the mood to see art being made, the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon. You’ll find veritable art that you can “touch”, and crafts […]
By Eddie Rangel Love Love Love Millennium! Since the 90’s, Millennium has been part of a group of small, locally owned businesses that have stuck by the city despite all its reincarnations. It’s such a treat to have a store in town where you can find one-of-kind resale pieces that complement any mid-century/modern collection. Best […]