where DC meets its water

Discover The Wharf

Washington’s next great meeting place has finally arrived. The Wharf brings dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment, and waterside style all together in one inspiring location. It’s the most exciting neighborhood in the history of the nation’s capital.

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Get a Preview of The Wharf

Want to know what The Wharf is all about? Watch this short video to get a taste of what it’s like to live or visit here, and the many activities that await you along our waterfront.

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Kickoff Celebration

calendar icon Oct. 12, 2017 – Oct. 15, 2017

Mark your calendar for four days of live music, fabulous food, and fun at the Southwest Waterfront as we celebrate the long-awaited opening of The Wharf. The District’s biggest neighborhood event will feature free live entertainment and headliner bands, restaurant openings from DC’s hottest chefs, debuts of iconic shops, and lots of waterside activities and games—concluding both Thursday and Sunday with sunset fireworks.

Destination for All

Come explore this vibrant new waterfront’s countless things to do and see, hear and touch, taste and experience. And for those of you who want to linger a while longer, check out our hotels or tour our residences.

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Directions to The Wharf

Centrally located, The Wharf is the District’s waterfront destination that is easy to get to—and to get around.

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Parking spaces
2,600
Adjacent to
I-395
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
Metro lines
5
Train station nearby
Virginia Railway Express
Easy access to
Metro, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
550
Public piers
4
Catch the
Water Taxi & Ferry
Capital Bikeshare stations
4
Bike parking spaces
1,750
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Waterfront
Riverwalk Trail system of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
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Water Taxi & Wharf Ferry

Introducing one of the best ways to view the city and the easiest mode of transportation to get to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our new water taxi. And if you just want to get across the Washington Channel, catch our ferry to East Potomac Park for a round of golf or a leisurely stroll.

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Office & Retail Leasing

Some of the District’s most noteworthy companies, associations, and retailers are setting down roots at The Wharf. Among the best commercial real estate in DC, our prime offices and retail spaces provide prominent visibility and an attractive location with sweeping vistas and a lively after-work dining and entertainment scene.

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Launching Careers at The Wharf

The Wharf had a huge presence at a Career Fair on Thursday, August 10th at Arena Stage. More than 1,000 job seekers attended the free event to learn about employment opportunities when Phase I of The Wharf opens this fall. Career resource agencies were present to assist job seekers as well.

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