The neighborhood is bounded by Interstate 395 to the north, Washington Channel to the west, the Anacostia River to the south, and South Capitol Street to the east.
The Southwest Waterfront is a residential neighborhood, located in the smallest of Washington’s four quadrants. Historically, the area was central to Pierre L’Enfant’s original city plans in the 1790’s. It is home to Fort Leslie J. McNair, an Army post for over 200 years and 3rd oldest Army post behind West Point and Carlisle Barracks. More recently, the area has been the focus of the massive urban renewal that was sparked due to the building of National’s Park, located across South Capitol Street from the neighborhood. Large development projects in the area include the expansion of the Arena Stage, the creation of Waterfront Station, an upscale commercial-residential development, and the redesign of the riverfront itself in the hopes of reconnecting the city to its waterways.
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SW Waterfront is serviced by the Waterfront-SEU Metro Station on the Green Line and the Navy Yard Metro with is just 2 block from the east boarder of this neighborhood. The convenient Circulator bus also connects the neighborhood to the rest of the city. Also, a new water taxi service, operated by Capital River Services, will connect the neighborhood to other waterfront locations in DC.
Safeway - 1100 4th Street SW
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School - 401 I Street SW
Jefferson Junior High School - 801 7th Street SW
Wilson High School - 3950 Chesapeake Street NW