Capitol Riverfront

Washington, District Of Columbia Homes for Sale

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About Capitol Riverfront

Thanks to an MLB Park, a thriving restaurant scene, and plenty of natural beauty, Capitol Riverfront is a popular place to put down roots in D.C. With the waterfront serving as the neighborhood’s main draw, Washingtonians love calling this amenity-rich area home. Whether you want to take the kids to the splash park on a hot day or visit some of the fine dining options, you’ll never be bored in this thriving neighborhood south of the U.S. capitol.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $299,999 to $1,500,000

Closed Prices: $308,000 to $1,405,000

Median Sale Price: $615,000

Average $ per sq ft: $703

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $250/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1880 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 474 to 2662 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Capitol Riverfront

Around Capitol Riverfront

For a relatively small neighborhood, Capitol Riverfront offers plenty of housing options. Because of the neighborhood’s distinction as a business improvement district, condos in the area tend to be both more modern and a bit more expensive. Those looking for their own dwelling will gravitate toward the neighborhood’s colorful row houses, a signature of D.C.’s capitol-surrounding neighborhoods.

Living in one of D.C.’s hottest neighborhoods isn’t cheap. Homebuyers searching in Capitol Riverfront should be prepared to pay six figures for a condo and often over $1M for a single-family home or rowhouse. The high price is thanks to a variety of factors, from the neighborhood’s proximity to river views to its abundant retail and dining options.

Capitol Riverfront certainly isn’t lacking in dining options across the spectrum of budget and taste. You can sample locally made wines at D.C. Winery, hang out with friends at a local beer garden, or just grab food to-go from one of the many fast-casual options on M Street. When you live in dining destination for residents all over D.C., your friends will definitely want to come to your neighborhood for brunch.

New businesses are popping up seemingly every week in this neighborhood, meaning you’re bound to see streets full of people as well as cranes hard at work on constructing those new eateries and hotels. You’re also likely to see Nats Fans coming and going from games at Nationals Park and outdoor enthusiasts heading for a kayak trip on the Anacostia River.

Did we mention the wine bars and beer gardens? The area is also home to plenty of other Friday night attractions, from upscale cocktail bars to sports bars where you can grab wings and a beer with the family. That’s the nice thing about Capitol Riverfront—all the new development means there’s really something for everyone.

Canal Park is a major draw for residents looking to get outdoors in Capitol Riverfront. Complete with a park restaurant and interactive fountains, it’s a great place to wind down with a picnic or a book after a long week. If you’re feeling more adventurous, the neighborhood’s proximity to the river says it all. While we don’t recommend swimming, kayakers love the Anacostia waters.

Thanks to the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro stop, it’s a breeze to get in and out of Capitol Riverfront via public transportation. Because of the built-up nature of the area it can be more difficult (but not impossible) to find parking. And because the neighborhood is full of conveniences like eateries and grocery stores, many errands can be accomplished on foot.

Locals Love

  • Convenient to the metro
  • Near the waterfront
  • Plenty to see and do

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Lack of affordable housing

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