The latest neighborhood to capture the city’s collective interest is The Wharf. The 24-acre, mile-long stretch along D.C.’s southwest waterfront is brimming with restaurants, shops, nightlife and luxury residences. Given its storied history and easy access to D.C.’s most popular attractions, the mixed-use community is a worthy option for the homebuyer seeking a social scene to call home. The Wharf officially opened on October 12 with a weekend full of concerts, restaurant openings, activities and fireworks on the water. In case you missed it, here’s a guide to all the neighborhood has to offer:
WHAT TO DO
The Wharf offers a metropolitan lifestyle with the pleasures of life on the water and in the heart of an entertainment district. Here are a few of the benefits that make The Wharf stand apart from other neighborhoods in D.C.
Greenspace: With ten acres of parks and four piers equipped for casual strolls, recreation and festivals, it’s easy to spend an entire day at The Wharf.
Accessibility: The Wharf is connected to nearby Georgetown by the Riverwalk Trail System, which you can travel along by bike from Georgetown to the monuments and onto The Wharf. Ample parking is also available and the Waterfront Metro and L’Enfant Plaza Metro stations put you just minutes from all the action.
Nightlife: The Wharf promises a lively nightlife scene, including live music at many of the restaurants and street performances as well as dedicated music venues like Union Stage and The Anthem.
Water Recreation: Sightsee aboard Entertainment Cruises, dock your boat at Gangplank Marina, enjoy the city’s stunning skyline as you paddleboard or kayak along the Potomac or even take a sailing lesson at DC Sail. The possibilities are endless.
WHERE TO LIVE
Four high-rise buildings are redefining waterfront living with unbeatable amenities, stunning views of the Potomac and the city, and fine dining and entertainment just steps away.
VIO: Floor-to-ceiling windows, spectacular water views, and unmatched interior finishes, make the neighborhood’s 12-story luxury building on the water’s edge the ideal place to call home. Resort-like amenities include a rooftop infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym with yoga studio and 24-hour concierge.
Incanto: Located at the heart of The Wharf, this building boasts modern and sophisticated apartments, as well as a host of desirable amenities including a central courtyard and concierge service. Its proximity to Pearl Street, a warehouse style concert venue and restaurant, makes this the building for music lovers.
525 Water: A five-story condominium surrounded by green space and the 3.5-acre Waterfront Park embraces Mid-century Modern style. Amenities include a fitness center and common courtyard as well as varied floor plans and modern finishes in each residence.
The Channel: A lively building, set atop The Wharf’s concert venue The Anthem, is geared toward younger residents. A waterfront pub, bocce courts, grilling stations with TVs, and a pool are all draws for the social set.
WHERE TO DINE
The Wharf is enhancing D.C.’s burgeoning reputation as a foodie town. Here’s a short list of eateries and watering holes to look for, and the convenient and location makes it easy to come back and try them all:
The family-run Rappahannock Oyster Company and The Brighton, a waterfront pub run by the brothers behind some of D.C.’s most popular venues like the Gibson and the Brixton.
Coming in Spring 2018, Stefanelli’s Italian Market will be a three-floor food destination including a shop, restaurant, and a rooftop bar.
Bay Area transplant Blue Bottle Coffee will undoubtedly be a crowd favorite to fuel your morning.