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Located on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, just fifteen minutes south of Washington D.C., the National Harbor of Maryland offers 300 acres of fine dining, unbeatable shopping and world-class entertainment. While special features like its famous farmers market reflect the fine tastes of this trendy community, events such as the annual Bike MS showcase National Harbor’s strong sense of charity and community pride. With many upscale condos and townhouses to choose from—many featuring stunning views of the Potomac River—the question isn’t why live in National Harbor, but why not!
Shopping and Dining
With a wide variety of shops conveniently situated in an easy-to-navigate grid, the National Harbor of Maryland offers a shopping experience second to none along the Capital Beltway. From high fashion boutiques and jewelry stores to hobby shops and pharmacies, you can be sure to find whatever you’re looking for in National Harbor. For distinct women’s clothing, visit Periwinkle in person or online. Whether you are a D.C. professional or savvy soccer mom, Periwinkle allows you to express whoever you are in style. Walking from shop to shop in National Harbor calls for a visit to Comfort One Shoes, which specializes in—you guessed it—shoes that feel as good as they look. Choose from a wide selection of European brands, such as Ecco, Dansco and Beautifeel. There are also a number of fine art galleries in National Harbor. Avante-garde enthusiasts should definitely check out Art Whino, which features international works in Pop-Surrealism, Lowbrow and Urban Contemporary art movements.
National Harbor has several dozen gourmet restaurants, fast-food joints and cafes. Experience seafood at its finest at Foster’s – the venue that pops into the minds of locals when it comes to Maryland crab, lobster and clam chowder. Fiorella Trattoria and Pizzeria—one of National Harbor’s newest additions—offers authentic Italian cuisine and fine wines in a waterfront setting. For the perfect place to sit and relax while enjoying a cup of house-roasted coffee, make your way to Mayorga on American Way. The coffee is always fresh, the atmosphere always inviting.
Take advantage of waterfront fun with any one of the many cruises and bass fishing tours based out of National Harbor’s stunning marina. Or be your own captain—rent a boat for the day and set a course for your own kind of fun. While the marina is certainly National Harbor’s star attraction, there is plenty to do and see on land. Every summer, “Movies on the Potomac” attract residents of all ages to free movies on the plaza. The Launch Zone on Waterfront Street—a branch of the National Children’s Museum—offers hands-on exhibits and interactive educational programs. Keep an eye out for special performances from big names in entertainment—such as Cirque Du Soleil—which regularly visit National Harbor. There are also numerous annual festivals happening throughout the year, including the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival every June. With live music, BBQ eating contests and “all you care to taste” samples of beer and bourbon, there just isn’t any better way to kick off the summer.
Living at National Harbor
There are several upscale condominiums and townhouses to choose from in National Harbor, which means you can live just steps from your favorite shops, restaurants and attractions. Waterfront Street condos are some of the most prestigious in National Harbor. With private elevator entries for each unit, huge windows on both sides, marble floors, and designer amenities, Waterfront Street condos are well worth the price, which start at around $649,000 and go up to $1.3 million.
Located in the middle of everything, One National Harbor has several different floor plans to choose from, each featuring hardwood floors, large windows and rooftop pool access. One National Harbor condos range from $249,000 to $499.000.
With fabulous views of the Potomac, Fleet Street is itself a sight to behold. Modern architecture that incorporates sleek glass paneling sets this 11-story structure apart. Sharing the same building as a hotel, full-time residents have their own separate entrance and round-the-clock concierge service. Ranging from studios to penthouse suites, Fleet Street condos start at $199,000 and go up to $499,000.
At Potomac Overlook you can enjoy a more neighborhood-style layout in a townhouse or manor home. A classic brick exterior gives Potomac Overlook homes a more traditional appearance, while top-of-the line amenities—such as rooftop terraces, walk-in closets, granite countertops and beautifully manicured grounds—give residents the upscale experience expected from National Harbor homes. Potomac Overlook residences start at $529,000 and go up to the low $800,000s.