Anacostia is the chic new neighborhood you’ve been searching for. Rich with history, museums and multiple paths used for hiking and biking, Anacostia makes for quite the vibrant community. And with endless opportunities for entertainment as well as experiencing city nightlife, you’re certain to feel absolutely elated to call this spirited community home at all times.
Take a look at their local grocery stores, Marbury Market and Namsa Market as shopping at small businesses is a passion amongst Anacostia residents, welcoming you into a united community. There’s also a Safeway and a Giant only a couple miles away, taking care of all your grocery shopping needs. You also have the added benefit of easy transportation when you choose to buy in Anacostia. Right off of I295 and I695, you have great highway access and if you’ve ever thought of going carless, buying in Anacostia is your opportunity as their Anacostia Metro Station hosts the green line.
As far as restaurant options, there is no shortage in Anacostia. Busboy and Poets are known as a favorite location for anyone passionate about literacy. Read, eat and form cultural connections as you enjoy powerful poetry, small concerts and seminars. If you’re searching for some nightlife fun, The Ugly Mug is the place for you as it’s a favorite amongst Anacostia locals. Take part in Trivia Wednesdays, Karaoke Thursdays and Sundays as well as Live Music Fridays and Saturdays. Have a drink, listen to some music and also enjoy a pretty view of the Anacostia River. There’s also Osteria Morini, serving delicious Italian food, or try Mama’s Kitchen, serving some of the best pizza you will ever taste.
Then we have, Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, which is unbelievably stunning and adds some gorgeous nature to Anacostia. You truly have to experience it yourself to understand its allure. Have a picnic in their bright green grass under the shade or take part in a yoga session. Perfect for a casual day date, they have some paved trails to walk on as you take in the beautiful scenery and experience the pure serenity of nature. Kenilworth Park’s beauty is added to with their historic ponds, which are filled with 500-year-old lotus and stunningly vibrant tropical lilies. Keep an eye out for turtles, frogs and aquatic vegetation or spend your time peacefully watching their large array of beautiful birds. Whatever you decide, one thing is certain at Kenilworth Park and that’s that you’re sure to leave with more peace than you showed up with.
For any sports lovers, Anacostia also offers a state-of-the-art arena and the home to the 2019 WNBA Washington Mystics. It’s the perfect entertainment venue for a memorable night out. Enjoy a WNBA game or watch The Washington Wizards train as it also serves as their practice facility. This arena doesn’t stop with basketball though. They also host concerts, boxing matches and esports throughout the year, truly providing endless entertainment for everyone who buys in Anacostia.
Anacostia Arts Center is a passionate place filled with Art, serving Anacostia residents with stunning creations. Filled with galleries and boutiques showing off gorgeous art, it’s an enriching spot to spend your Saturday afternoon with the family. They also house a 1000sqft black box theater adding to their allure. Learn about the building's history as you explore and soak in all its beauty.
Going along with the stunning history laced throughout Anacostia, Cedar Hill is a historical home sight, once owned by Fredrick Douglas back in 1877 and makes for an alluring sight affluent with history and inspiration. Learn about Fredrick Douglas, the slave turned nationally renewed abolitionist and tour his home as you enrich your mind with their many exhibits and films to teach the history of his life and his home as we all remember his incredible legacy.
Finally, we have Anacostia Roller Skating Pavilion which is also tucked away within this charming community. Covered by a pavilion, you can skate whenever the time suits you and they also offer free skating rentals every single day from June 17th all the way to Labor Day, from 9-5, giving kids something fun to do during the summer, right in their own neighborhood.
From their endless entertainment options and stunning views, to their alluring history and gorgeous paths and parks, Anacostia truly is the up and coming neighborhood you’ve been dreaming of! Stop sleeping on it!