The Navy Yard takes its name from the massive naval base and munitions factory that was once the sole draw to this now up-and-coming neighborhood. From the late 1990s onward, the city embarked on an ambitious program of commercial and residential development that has transformed this once industrial neighborhood into a center of shopping, dining, entertainment, and convenient living.
Most of the Navy Yard’s residents live in condos, co-op buildings, and rented apartments built within the past fifteen years. An eclectic mixture of restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, and more dot the area, making shopping and going out convenient in this walkable neighborhood. Residents can spend a sunny afternoon at the beautiful waterfront Yards or Canal parks, or catch a ballgame at Nationals Park. Navy Yard’s centrally located Metro station, extensive bus lines and plenty of Capital Bikeshare stations make transportation simple and owning a car unnecessary.
Navy Yard is rapidly changing, with new residences, waterfront parks, cinemas, and restaurants all planned to open within the next few years. If you’re looking to be on the forefront of a trendy, dynamic and exciting neighborhood with lots to offer and even more planned for the future, Navy Yard is the place for you.