Southwest & The Wharf

Where the Potomac meets urban charm.

Southwest, Washington, D.C., is a vibrant neighborhood nestled along the banks of the Potomac River, offering a unique blend of historic charm and modern amenities. Home to the iconic waterfront area known as The Wharf, this neighborhood is a bustling hub of activity, attracting locals and tourists alike. From its picturesque views of the Washington Monument to its diverse array of dining options and entertainment venues, Southwest has something for everyone. Residents can enjoy leisurely strolls along the waterfront promenade, dine at world-class restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe, or catch live music performances at the renowned Anthem concert venue. With its convenient access to public transportation and proximity to downtown D.C., Southwest is a dynamic neighborhood that continues to evolve while retaining its distinct character.

The Wharf, a dynamic waterfront destination within Southwest, Washington, D.C., is a premier destination that seamlessly blends culture, commerce, and community. Boasting a scenic boardwalk, lively piers, and a bustling marina, The Wharf offers a plethora of experiences for visitors and residents alike. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood from the local fish market, seeking artisanal goods at the waterfront market, or looking to unwind with a cocktail at one of the chic rooftop bars, The Wharf delivers an unparalleled experience. In addition to its recreational offerings, The Wharf serves as a cultural hub, hosting events ranging from outdoor concerts and festivals to art installations and community gatherings. With its vibrant atmosphere and waterfront allure, The Wharf is a quintessential destination in the nation’s capital, where every visit promises new discoveries and lasting memories.

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2 Amidon Bowen Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Eagle Academy Public Charter School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Public
3 Washington Global 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Jefferson 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Richard Wright Pcs For Journalism And Media Arts 8th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Excel Center - Southwest 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Faa Dot Child Development Center Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Waterfront Academy Private/Charter
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