Southwest Waterfront


Titanic Memorial at 4th & P Streets SW

I like the Titanic Memorial at 4th and P Streets SW. After moving around some, it found a home here. Maybe you can too.

The Southwest Waterfront is becoming a hot neighborhood. It’s one of the last waterfront areas to be redeveloped. It has a different view of the Capitol Dome — an angle that might be new to many Washingtonians. Boring brick and cement buildings are giving way to a major new $100 million development project. Get in before the prices go up.

It has Metro access via the Green Line. It also has a new Safeway grocery store. New restaurants are coming and nightlife is developing. You can walk to the marina and other neighborhoods in DC.

The new baseball park overlooks the water and brings people to the area. The best-known landmark in the neighborhood is the Arena Stage, which reopened in a spectacular new space a couple of years ago. For their grand reopening, they mounted a terrific version of Oklahoma! (not your grandfather’s version).

Less known but also compelling is the Titanic Memorial honoring the men who gave their lives so women and children could live.

The housing stock includes the unusual barrel-roofed townhomes. The barrel-shaped roofs create unique living spaces inside. There are also many Federal-style row houses and new high-rise condo and co-op construction.

In addition, there are older co-op buildings that are coming on the market. They have 1970s architecture but million-dollar views. Beware the fees but there are deals to be had.

Sales by Alice V. McKenna in the Southwest Waterfront
Following is a partial map of sales by Alice V. McKenna in and around the Southwest Waterfront.
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