Navy Yard

The Nationals are the name of the game around Navy Yard, and they’ve brought some wholesome fun with them.

When Nationals' Park opened in 2008, it drastically changed the character of the neighborhood surrounding the eponymous shipyard. Gone are the anything-goes nightclubs and adult-themed shops; they’ve been replaced with large redevelopment projects and a slew of family-friendly establishments. When the home team is in play, the area buzzes. Otherwise, it can feel a little desolate when the Nationals are away.

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On the Map

Navy Yard is bordered by Barney Circle, Southwest Waterfront, and Capitol Hill

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

Reagan National Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic or 23 minutes by public transit
Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes by cab without traffic
The White House: 11 minutes by public transit
Georgetown: 15 minutes by public transit

America's Pastime Enhances Navy Yard's Future

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The development of Nationals Stadium has been integral in modernizing the Navy Yard nieghborhood.

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The Navy Yard neighborhood is home to the Navy Yard (of course), Department of Transportation, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many other government entities."

A New Neighborhood Emerges

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Once an industrial neighborhood, Navy Yard has experienced rapid rejuvenation.

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Relics from Navy Yard's past have been offered new life.

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Old warehouses have transformed into pricey lofts.

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Amidst this decidedly new neighborhood, certain developments mimic DC's architecture of days passed.

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Other areas take a decidedly modern approach.

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We are close to the Anacostia River Yards Park boardwalk which offers numerous events and is a beautiful place to paddle in the waterfall pond or sit and relax."

Life at the Water's Edge

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Now a main attraction, the waterfront along the Anacostia River attracts joggers, bicyclists, and families.

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When you're together, it's not a chore to wait for the day's catch.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

As a freelance photographer based out of DC, I’ve had a lifelong desire to be submerged in different cultures, meet people of all walks of life, and eat bizarre foods. While my personal favorite escape is surfing remote warm-water breaks in Central America, I loved working on this project and discovering the many hidden subcultures that make up the diverse and often-mislabeled city of Washington, D.C.

Chris Weisler

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