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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Southwest/Waterfront is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 12,577. Southwest/Waterfront is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Southwest/Waterfront offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Southwest/Waterfront there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southwest/Waterfront and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Southwest/Waterfront are above average.
About Southwest/Waterfront...
Population
12,577

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,739
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,498
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    318
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    343.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    163.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,153.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    360.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,293
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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The area is improving. The waterfront is a fun place to hang out with many interesting restaurants and businesses, however; allowing cars to drive into the Wharf was a bad idea, they should set up a parking area and either shuttle people, or let them walk for a block or two. The city should also plan better for the parking problems that residents are facing with the new developments.
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The lives place you can go too. Restaurants there's entertainment some cultural experience we have the Waterfront there if you never seen it best seafood ever as well as the best looking people around welcome to DC
We love the small-town feel where people welcome you and get to know you. There is so much to do and explore, but nice that is is close to other neighborhoods.