Waterfront Gateway residents enjoy easy access to the largest public transportation hub in the National Capital Region:
L'Enfant Plaza MetroRail, MetroBus, and Commuter Rail stations, and now Capital BikeShare!
L'Enfant Plaza is the only MetroRail station in the regional rail system to include four of the system's five lines, and averages over 20,000 weekday passengers. Three entrances to the station offer access to the National Mall (Maryland Avenue, S.W.), residential Waterfront Gateway (D Street, S.W.), or directly into the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel/Retail complex with future access to The Wharf waterfront development. Federal Center Southwest, Navy Yard, Smithsonian, and Waterfront MetroRail stations also serve the Waterfront Gateway area. Photo: Larry Levine/WMATA
No less than 16 MetroBus lines converge within the general L'Enfant Plaza area, including the popular Dulles Express with hourly service to the region's largest airport. MetroRail service also means Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just four stops (and 10 fast minutes) away!
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter rail station at L'Enfant Plaza offers fast and inexpensive travel options for Waterfront Gateway residents to the Virginia suburbs as far south as Spotsylvania and as far west as Manassas with expansion planned to Gainesville and Haymarket. Future plans call for up to tripling capacity to allow for expanded VRE service and potential MARC trains with direct access to BWI Airport, Baltimore, and intermediate Maryland points. Amtrak also offers select intercity service from the VRE station.
The neighborhood's newest transit option is the popular Capital BikeShare, which puts over 1670+ bicycles at riders' fingertips. Choose your bike from any of the six neighborhood locations and then return at any of the 175+ stations across Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
We're a liveable/walkable neighborhood that is also car-friendly, with the majority of our homes including garages or carports, and the balance with reserved surface parking. Ward 6 parking passes are also valid in the popular Eastern Market and Barracks Row neighborhoods. Located adjacent to the I-395 Interstate Freeway, Waterfront Gateway is minutes from Northern Virginia's shopping and entertainment options, with easy access to the Baltimore-Washington, George Washington, and Rock Creek Parkways.