Historic Capitol Hill’s Riverfront is the New Place to Live

Posted by Lise | Filed under: Howe's List

I love that DC is constantly growing and creating new dynamic neighborhoods.  One of the recent re-births is the waterfront near Nationals Park and the Navy Yard.  Although some projects have been delayed or scrapped because of the recessions, there still is an incredible amount of energy going on in this new and exciting DC neighborhood.  So make that move from Bethesda or Arlington, and come to a vital expanding part of the city!


There are lots of condos, coops, and town homes to choose from in this Riverfront area.  When you want to start your search for a new home, give the Lise Howe team a call! We know the city better than anyone else!

CAPITOL HILL TOWER: 1000 New Jersey Avenue SE This coop project from 2006 was one of the first built in the area.  Amenities include an indoor pool, billiards room, fitness center and concierge service.  The coops have hardwood floors, washer and dryers, and granite counters.  The Stadium is only 3 blocks away and some of the buildings have an exquisite view of the Capitol that is really breath-taking at night.  Prices range from the low 200s for a studio to nearly 500k for a three bedroom.  This is a luxury home just a few blocks from the Capitol!

CAPITOL QUARTER 1020 4th St SE EYA does it again! Capitol Quarter is one of the fewnew town house developments in the city and the only one on Capitol Hill.  The community is located just a short stroll to the Navy Yard (green) & Capitol South (orange/blue) Metro stations, the new National Baseball Stadium, 8th Street shopping, Barrack’s Row, Eastern Market, and Capitol Hill.  As a testament to the quality product that EYA delivers and the lack of new construction, people are still lining up to buy when a new section of the community is released for sale.  When finished it will span seven blocks and included 208 homes.  DC’s classic rowhome designs are matched with today’s most modern interior amenities – including energy-efficient new home construction built to LEED and ENERGY STAR standards.   I love the options that EYA offers, such as brick walls, garage parking, open floor plans and an optional fourth floor and roof deck with a see through fireplace.  These homes are really stylish!

VELOCITY CAPITOL RIVERFRONT 1025 First St SE This building has beautiful amenities including a fitness center, rooftop pool with views of the Capitol and a concierge desk.  The condos come with hardwood floors, European style cabinetry in the kitchens, granite counters and tile back splashes, pendant lighting, and marble counter tops and glass tiling in the baths.  Free parking is particularly attractive since it saves approximately $35,000!   A 2 bedroom Monument model on the 3rd floor is currently being offered for approximately $600,000.

If you are new to town, and not sure where to live yet, you have high end choices have too!  Axiom at Capitol Yards (1001 I St SE) is an apartment project with upgrades kitchens, a fitness center, rooftop pool and sports lounge.  A big plus is that it is pet friendly!!!

FEATURED RESTAURANT: Mangialardo and Sons, Inc.  1317 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Yes, Capitol Hill is changing rapidly, but some things remain the same, and Magialardo and Sons, Inc. is one of them – Thank Heavens!   Four generations of the Mangialardos have been feeding Washington with Italian meats tucked into sub rolls.   Since 1953 the G-Man sub has been fulfilling hungry stomachs with its spicy pepperoni and Fontina cheese!

This is just a deli–no place to sit, but that really doesn’t matter because these are the best subs in town, particularly the G-Man and the Pizza sub. It’s just too bad they aren’t open longer hours.

The decor is pretty simple. The main decor is a wall of police and firefighter badges, a collection that third-generation owner Tony Mangialardo says began years ago when “one policeman put his up, and then everyone else wanted to put theirs up, too.”

There are also high shelves full of industrial-size jars of mayonnaise, mustard and Vlasic pepper rings, racks of potato chips and a retro menu board, the kind with plastic stick-on letters that most people haven’t seen since they went through an school cafeteria line.


The 2010/11 season marks two incredibly important events at Arena Stage – the inaugural season in the new Mead Center for American Theater and the 60th anniversary of Arena Stage.   The new Arena Stage is a spectacular setting that has brought even more cultural energy to the DC waterfront.

The Arabian Nights begins on January 14 and continues through February 20.  The storyline is familiar to one and all. In ancient Baghdad, a courageous young girl postpones her execution by weaving magical tales for the troubled king. Genies and jesters, lovers and thieves spring to life from Scheherazade’s imagination – allowing her to win the king’s heart even as she secures her freedom. Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses) celebrates the wonder of storytelling and the redemptive power of love in this “exhilarating, imaginative theatrical escape” (Variety) that Chicago magazine calls a “feast for the eyes and ears.”

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