clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

The Ten Least Expensive Places in Southwest D.C. Right Now

View as Map

Southwest D.C. is on the precipice of a very big change. It has already seen some development in the last ten years as the neighborhood Safeway got a whole lot sexier, Arena Stage became an cultural and architectural anchor and luxe residential buildings like Sky House started to pop up. However, in the next few years the various projects involved with The Wharf will start to populate the Waterfront and this neighborhood will likely become much less affordable. So take a look at what properties you can buy in Southwest D.C. now while they're still comparatively cheap.

Read More
Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process.

Studio at Harbour Square's East Building

Copy Link

Asking price: $145,000
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath studio apartment, 596 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $243
The skinny: The kitchen space is a little tight and more than a little dated, but as far as studio apartments go, this one is rather large and has a lot of natural light coming in.

1BR Co-op at River Park

Copy Link

Asking price: $177,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op
Dollars Per Square Foot: N/A
The skinny: On the plus side, the views look great, there's a small screened in balcony and River Park has its own swimming pool. On the minus side, it's a co-op and historically, those aren't well-loved here.

Efficiency at Riverside Condo's East Building

Copy Link

Asking price: $199,000
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath studio apartment, 446 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $446
The skinny: This listing doesn't have any usable photos, or even that much contextual information, but hey, it's got a balcony!

1BR Condo at The Carrollsburg West Building

Copy Link

Asking price: $217,500
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 539 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $404
The skinny: This small condo is on the west side of the building, so watching the sunsets from the balcony will be particularly nice.

Studio at Potomac Place Tower

Copy Link

Asking price: $230,000
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath studio apartment, 517 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $445
The skinny: The building amenities include a fitness center and pool. More importantly, do the wine rack and picture frame rack get to stay?

1 BR Condo at Harbour Square's West Building

Copy Link

Asking price: $239,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 620 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $387
The skinny: Even though this isn't a studio, there's still a Murphy bed included with the unit. The kitchen wall can also open up, so this may be ideal for people that like to play with space.

1BR Condo at Riverside Condo's West Building

Copy Link

Asking price: $269,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 775 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $347
The skinny: The interesting thing about this condo is that in addition to having all the amenities of Riverside Condo the listing mentions that the condo's window and ceiling has already been replaced.

1BR Co-Op at Tiber Island Cooperative

Copy Link

Asking price: $294,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op, 575 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $513
The skinny: It's another co-op with a fantastic view of the water from its private balcony. The kitchen is rather tight, however.

2BR Condo at Town Square Tower Condo

Copy Link

Asking price: $345,000
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath condo, 991 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $348
The skinny: This is a short sale. The first two bedroom condo is also the first one that has broken the $300,000 barrier. The building has a pool, a gym and a love of dogs.

2BR Condo at The Carrollsburg East Building

Copy Link

Asking price: $350,000
Size: 2-bed, 1.5-bath condo, 1,194 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $293
The skinny: This is the best deal as far as dollars per square foot, probably because it just went through a price drop. The private balcony and the use of mirrors make it seem even more filled with light.

Studio at Harbour Square's East Building

Asking price: $145,000
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath studio apartment, 596 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $243
The skinny: The kitchen space is a little tight and more than a little dated, but as far as studio apartments go, this one is rather large and has a lot of natural light coming in.

1BR Co-op at River Park

Asking price: $177,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op
Dollars Per Square Foot: N/A
The skinny: On the plus side, the views look great, there's a small screened in balcony and River Park has its own swimming pool. On the minus side, it's a co-op and historically, those aren't well-loved here.

Efficiency at Riverside Condo's East Building

Asking price: $199,000
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath studio apartment, 446 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $446
The skinny: This listing doesn't have any usable photos, or even that much contextual information, but hey, it's got a balcony!

1BR Condo at The Carrollsburg West Building

Asking price: $217,500
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 539 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $404
The skinny: This small condo is on the west side of the building, so watching the sunsets from the balcony will be particularly nice.

Studio at Potomac Place Tower

Asking price: $230,000
Size: 0-bed, 1-bath studio apartment, 517 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $445
The skinny: The building amenities include a fitness center and pool. More importantly, do the wine rack and picture frame rack get to stay?

1 BR Condo at Harbour Square's West Building

Asking price: $239,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 620 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $387
The skinny: Even though this isn't a studio, there's still a Murphy bed included with the unit. The kitchen wall can also open up, so this may be ideal for people that like to play with space.

1BR Condo at Riverside Condo's West Building

Asking price: $269,000
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath condo, 775 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $347
The skinny: The interesting thing about this condo is that in addition to having all the amenities of Riverside Condo the listing mentions that the condo's window and ceiling has already been replaced.

1BR Co-Op at Tiber Island Cooperative

Asking price: $294,900
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op, 575 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $513
The skinny: It's another co-op with a fantastic view of the water from its private balcony. The kitchen is rather tight, however.

2BR Condo at Town Square Tower Condo

Asking price: $345,000
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath condo, 991 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $348
The skinny: This is a short sale. The first two bedroom condo is also the first one that has broken the $300,000 barrier. The building has a pool, a gym and a love of dogs.

2BR Condo at The Carrollsburg East Building

Asking price: $350,000
Size: 2-bed, 1.5-bath condo, 1,194 square feet
Dollars Per Square Foot: $293
The skinny: This is the best deal as far as dollars per square foot, probably because it just went through a price drop. The private balcony and the use of mirrors make it seem even more filled with light.