Capitol Riverfront DC Neighborhood Guide
CAPITOL RIVERFRONT/NAVY YARD
SouthEast DC • Waterfront • Variety of Dining • Great Parks • Nationals Ballpark
1 BR: $2313
2 BR: $3237
Transit Score: 77
Metro: Green Line
The Capitol Riverfront is an up and coming neighborhood located on the Anacostia River. What was once the Navy Yard throughout World War II is now a trendy place to call home. With the Washington National’s Baseball team located here, a thriving restaurant scene, and beautiful waterfront scenery, its no wonder that this D.C. neighborhood is becoming a hot spot for those looking to live in the city.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
Due South brings Southern comfort to D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront. On both Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm, Due South is a front-runner in the D.C. brunch game. Due South offers classic southern cuisine with a modern twist, and menu items such as the Pimento Cheeseburger and the Chicken & Waffles are must tries. With $16 bottomless mimosas and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s easy to find yourself spending hours at Due South.
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
For a great happy our deal in the Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard area, Scarlet Oak is the place to go. Every Monday – Friday from 3:30pm – 7pm you will find incredible happy hour deals. $4 select drafts, $5 glasses of select wine $6 rail drinks, and $5 personal pizzas – truly the best in the neighborhood! With great deals, great service, and a prime location less than half a mile from Nationals stadium, Scarlet Oak is a great happy hour option in this neighborhood.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
While it is not open yet, we are counting down the days until Orange Theory Fitness becomes a part of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This high-intensity workout studio is all the rage in the fitness world and will leave of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels feeling accomplished, motivated, and coming back for more. Not only does the workout really work, but, Orange Theory communities begin to feel like family because of the dedication and passion that comes from working out here. Get your heart monitors ready – we expect Orange Theory to open this spring!
Best Way To Get Around
The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is fairly easy for any mode of transportation –you will find commuters walking, taking the bus, taking the metro, biking, or driving at all times of the day. While driving through DC is rarely the easiest, it is still possible in this neighborhood. Due to the convenience of its very own Metro stop, Navy Yard, this tends to be the most popular way to get in and out of this neighborhood. Located on the Green Line, the Navy Yard Metro Stop is your best bet
for getting around D.C. when living in the Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard Neighborhood.
Living in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood means you get it all. The neighborhood itself is on the rise, and it is extremely easy to travel to other areas from here. Because the neighborhood is so walkable, it is very typical to find people wandering the area going about their day-to-day tasks. With many parks and paths, the Waterfront is extremely active – you will always find people running, walking, biking, and simply just enjoying the neighborhood. Young families and pet owners seem to love calling this area home. The Capitol Riverfront is convenient, diverse, and a place will anyone will feel comfortable.
What You Won’t Find
Because this neighborhood is still an up and coming area, you won’t find the firm foundation that other D.C. neighborhoods may already have. Living here is a recent trend, and the Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard neighborhood is constantly evolving and bettering itself. Residents must be flexible, as things in this area will be changing frequently until the neighborhood can find its niche in the D.C. hub. At the moment, the dining scene and selection of restaurants to choose from is really picking up, but retail and shopping are lacking. That being said, these will all be good changes that everyone should be excited for what is to come.
Living In The Capitol Riverfront
As this is a relatively newly developed area, most rentals here will be found in mid-rise luxury apartment communities. Amenities are the name of the game in this neighborhood, and you’ll have your pick of places that boast rooftop pools and views of either the waterfront of the Capitol and Washington Monument.
Park Chelsea is our favorite community in the neighborhood. With a 24-hour concierge, a lap pool, yoga studio, fitness-on-demand, locker rooms, game rooms, and more, the Park Chelsea community truly takes care of its residents. The apartments are even better with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood laminate flooring, and spacious rooms and closets. The building is in close proximity to all that the neighborhood has to offer, and close to public transportation should you need to leave. All in all, if you plan to live in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, it doesn’t get much better than Park Chelsea.