Living in Navy Yard, Washington D.C.
Navy Yard is a vibrant neighborhood on the Anacostia River in Southeast D.C., just south of the Capitol. The area is packed with endless dining and entertainment options, with constant new additions. A renaissance that began when Nationals Park opened in 2008 has continuously elevated the profile of Southeast D.C., bringing an influx of new residents and visitors along with commercial and residential construction. The area’s development began 200 years ago because it was a good waterfront site at which the U.S. Navy could build ships, and it has grown into an exciting center of attraction for the D.C. region. One of the hottest parts of the city, Navy Yard is booming with new housing and mixed-use development.
Things to Do in Navy Yard
Where do you even begin discovering all there is to do in a lively neighborhood like Navy Yard? Start with Nationals Park, home of the 2019 World Series-winning Washington Nationals. Nearby is Audi Field, hosting professional soccer teams D.C. United and Washington Spirit, and XFL football team D.C. Defenders. Not just for sports fans, these venues frequently host concerts, festivals and community events. Stroll along the waterfront and stop to cool your heels at The Yards Park’s outdoor pool, then get refreshed at one of the local breweries. Try casting a line at Diamond Teague Park (catch and release only). Brush up on naval history at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. In winter, find the ice-skating rink at Canal Park. Along the way, sample Italian, American, Caribbean, Mexican, Vietnamese or Japanese food, or duck into a trendy wine bar. At night, take in the city lights from one of several stylish rooftop bars and eateries.
Housing in Navy Yard
Whether you call it Navy Yard, Capitol Riverfront or Capitol Waterfront, you’ll have no problem finding a place you’ll want to call home in this neighborhood. Developers in recent years have raced to add housing, sometimes repurposing former industrial buildings. You’ll find numerous dwelling options in mixed-use complexes that also contain shops, restaurants and offices. The Yards was among the earliest, and others have followed. Townhomes dating to mid-century and earlier also sometimes go on the market. Prices reflect the area’s allure. Whether renting, buying or investing, it’s best to get advice from a Long & Foster Agent who knows the Navy Yard area.
Transportation and Travel in Navy Yard
The Navy Yard neighborhood is served by the Washington Metro Green Line, city buses, taxis and ride-hailing services. U.S. Interstate 695 forms its northern border.