Neighborhood Spotlight: Potomac Yard

by Keri Shull

Potomac Yard is full of good food, new development, and newly built homes. With crime rates much lower than national averages, it’s a remarkably safe area. Along with neighboring areas Crystal City and Pentagon City, Potomac Yard is poised to become a site of rapid development and economic growth as part of the “National Landing” area for Amazon’s HQ2.

Where to Eat in Potomac Yard

Looking for a place to eat? Try Souvlaki Festive Greek for delicious grilled pita wraps, rice bowls, and other Mediterranean fare. Rustico serves wood-fired pizza with over 30 beers on tap and a truly massive bottled beer list organized by flavor type. Try Hebir Exotic for tasty Ethiopian food or check out Hops Grill for craft beers and a variety of American food, from burgers to lobster tails.

Things to do in Potomac Yard

Potomac Yard Shopping Center is home to shops such as Target, Staples, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, and many more.

Speaking of pets, Potomac Yard is home to Simpson Stadium Dog Park, a safe fenced-in area for your dog to run and socialize.

Near Target you’ll also find Potomac Yard Park with its playgrounds for toddlers and older children, and a splash park for cooling off on the hottest days of the year.

You can catch a movie at Potomac Yard’s Regal Cinemas or work out at Trident CrossFit.

Daingerfield Island park was the first permanent settlement of the city of Alexandria, and is now a marina where you can watch herons and kingfishers.

Commute

Potomac Yard is currently accessible via the blue and yellow D.C. Metro train lines from the Crystal City and Braddock Road stations. A Potomac Yard Station is in progress, and should open between Ronald Reagan National Airport Station and Braddock Road Station by 2021.

You can also get around via Lime or Bird scooters, though we recommend wearing a helmet and taking all safety precautions.

Housing

Potomac Yard is full of new development and newly built homes. Single family homes stay on the market for an average of 44 days with an average sales price of $945,238. Condos stay on the market for an average of 47 days and sell for an average of $491,273.

Potomac Greens is a community of 3- and 4-story townhouses within easy reach of the Potomac River waterfront.

Notch 8 is a luxury apartment building with units ranging from studios to 2-bedrooms. The amenities here include a swimming pool, outdoor living room with fire pit, and a fitness center with a personal trainer and group classes.

Verdict

It’s safe, it’s full of great places to shop and eat, and there’s much more on the way for Potomac Yard as part of Amazon’s HQ2 location plans. Potomac Yard might just be your new favorite neighborhood!

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