Are you ready to explore one of DC’s coolest neighborhoods? Welcome to the Navy Yard, a neighborhood that over the last 10 to 15 years has become one of the most fun and exciting areas in town.
Once a sleepy — even a little shady — industrial area, the Navy Yard has been transformed into a bustling mixed-use community. With new residential options, fantastic restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene, this neighborhood has something for everyone.
Driving this transformation was the development of Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals baseball team. Since opening in 2008, the stadium has brought millions of visitors to the area each year, spurring a wave of new development and investment.
What to Do:
We’re just a month away from the start of baseball season, so be sure to get your tickets and catch a Nationals game (or two or three or …) You can also check out historical sites like the Navy Museum, enjoy Anacostia waterfront views or even rent kayaks or paddleboats.
Where to Eat:
You’ll find plenty of great restaurants and more are popping up all the time. Check out Salt Line for seafood and outdoor dining, Mission for Mexican and margaritas,or GATSBY for burgers and other traditional American fare.
Where to Drink:
Where to begin? Walter’s, right across from the stadium, is a great place to grab a drink before or after the game. Anchovy Social, the rooftop bar at Thompsons Washington, DC, offers delicious drinks and amazing views. Tap99 is D.C.’s first 100% self-pour taphouse featuring 99 taps of beer, wine, cider, and pre-mixed cocktails.
Navy Yard isn’t just a great place to visit. It’s a great place to live, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with young urban residents, even with families. If you’re in the market for a swanky apartment, look no further than The Yards or Twelve12. These luxury buildings are home to a mix of millennials, young professionals, and anyone who craves an urban lifestyle.
If you’re looking for a place to get down to business, the Navy Yard is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. From tech startups to co-working spaces like WeWork and MakeOffices, this neighborhood has a creative energy that’s hard to resist.
The Navy Yard is one of the most exciting and dynamic neighborhoods in DC, and it’s only getting better. So come on down and join the party!