Best Neighborhoods to Buy In DC In 2016 - Shaw, Ivy City and Southwest Waterfront

Posted by on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 3:40pm.


Take a walk down the U Street Corridor or 7th Street and you’ll be treated to a banquet of cuisines, bars, vintage and furniture stores, and every kind of retail therapy you could possibly ever hope to find. A favorite place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Shaw, the birthplace of Duke Ellington, is well-located and linked with Metro stops and buses. However, if you hang around the area, you’ll be mostly fine just getting around by foot.

Ivy City

Let me guess, you’re looking for that next ‘up-and-coming’ neighborhood? An area that’s still affordable to buy, yet looks to thrive over the next few years adding value and sales appeal to the property? If so, welcome to Ivy City.

This once gritty neighborhood is quickly transforming into a sought-after location. As we mentioned in New Development in Ivy City, the popularity of Ivy City is on the rise, largely due to the new apartment development in the former Hecht Warehouse.

A selection of Ivy City’s local goodies worth checking out include the Ivy City Smokehouse market, a couple cool distilleries, and a variety of retail shops. If there’s a store you’re after and it’s not yet there, it’s probably in the works. Watch this space, people.

Southwest Waterfront

Love living in Washington, DC but wish for luxury of city living and want to be by the water? Southwest Waterfront has beautiful waterfront views while still being only a hop, skip, and a jump from the National Mall.

Word on the street is, the oldest open-air seafood market in the U.S. might be getting a revamp, but we think it’s pretty awesome as it is. What could be better than a walk along the Potomac, followed by fish and chips from the fish market? (We’ll tell you what, nothing!)



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