The Big Picture

For decades, this strip of land in Southwest was somewhat underutilized and did not take full advantage of its proximity to the waterfront and downtown.  Enter the Wharf project which has transformed the area into a new neighborhood in one fell swoop.


Get Situated

Located in Ward 2, The Wharf is bordered by Maine Avenue (just below L'Enfant Plaza) to the North, Navy Yard to the East, and of course, the Washington Channel of the Potomac to the South.


Commute Times

McPherson Square: 18 minutes by metro
Pentagon City: 9 minutes by car
US State Department: 12 minutes by bike

Public Transportation

Buses: 52, 74, P6, V1, W9
Bikeshare Stations: 2
Boat: Wharf Jitney Ferry


Waterfront Metro (Green Line), L'Enfant Plaza Metro (Blue, Orange, Silver, Yellow Lines)

A Special Place

The Wharf reestablishes Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River comes to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views and a vibrant culture.


It's true: When Arena Stage wanted to expand, the historic designation of the existing theater buildings became an impediment.  The problem was solved by building a building large enough to house the old buildings and accommodate a new third theater.


home sweet homes

Large scale residential development interspersed among loads of retail, residential, and entertainment options.  Spectacular views of the Potomac River and the City are the norm here.


Nowhere Else

The Great Outdoors  Market Docks Gangplank Marina Capital Yacht Club

The Great Outdoors
Market Docks
Gangplank Marina
Capital Yacht Club

Stock Up  Safeway

Stock Up