It’s unbelievable to think how much DC’s southeast neighborhood, Navy Yard, has changed in the last decade, let alone the last 200 years. What was once a sleepy shipbuilding yard, turned federal facility, turned baseball haven, is now a major Millennial hotspot and one of DC’s most popular neighborhoods to live in. For some, it’s all about the nightlife; for others, it’s the easy commute to work. Whatever the ultimate reason, there are a lot of benefits to calling condos in Navy Yard home.
You’ve got Metro, bus lines, even a commuter train station in Navy Yard. But, the real appeal for a lot of Navy Yard residents is the walkability to work. Whether it’s an easy walk to the Naval District or Capitol Hill, residents count on the convenience and pleasure of getting to work with a fancy cup of coffee from Peregrine Espresso, and hitting up a local brewery like Bluejacket before heading home. Navy Yard is so popular, it’s not hard to convince friends from other quadrants to meet at The Yards for brunch or a concert, along the Anacostia Riverwalk for a run or bike ride, or at the Trapeze School to awaken your inner acrobat.
During the summer, Navy Yard is the place to be for any Washington Nationals fan. DC locals love a good pre-game or concert at the Bullpen, which is just steps outside of Nats Park. Nearby bars and restaurants have watch parties and food/drink specials, some of which are friendly for the whole family! Try District Doughnut’s or Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s Nats-themed pastries, or Ice Cream Jubilee’s seasonal Nats flavor to show your support for the recent World Series champs.
Food & Drink
There was a time that DC carried an “all work, no play” reputation, but that bygone era has been replaced with a thriving bar and restaurant scene that is especially apparent in Navy Yard. Where once stood decrepit warehouses and sketchy parking lots are now modern, trendy restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, coffee and pastry shops to suit DC’s extremely discerning palate. Few other neighborhoods in DC will have as many large, attractive patios as what you’ll find in Navy Yard (beer and rosé gardens, anyone?), many of which are pup-friendly. Whether you’re craving fresh oysters from The Salt Line, DC’s most raved about guacamole from Agua 301, comfort food at Scarlet Oak, or upscale fusion at Chloe, you’re in for a culinary adventure wherever you walk through the door.
Are you ready to make the real estate commitment to the neighborhood that works as hard as it plays? Find out what condos are available in Navy Yard using our condo search filter, and get your #Natitude on!