National Harbor MD Homes For Sale
National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed-use development directly on the Potomac River in the southern part of Prince George's County, Maryland. The development is near the Capital Beltway and Interstate 295, and directly across the river from Alexandria. One of the most common entries is through the town of Oxon Hill. The project went through a long planning and permitting period, with Phase One delivered to the public in 2008. Development and construction is ongoing with numerous attractions and residential options still to come. At present, National Harbor features six hotels including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, luxury waterfront condos for sale, a full-service marina, commercial office space, 30 restaurants and countless retail shops. Tanger Outlets is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013 and there is a possible casino being considered for 2016. To date, the cost of the development stands at $2.1 billion. For more information about National Harbor MD homes for sale, contact us today at (202) 798-3600.
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The development of National Harbor went through a lot of twists and turns along the way to completion. In 1984, Milton Peterson, the head of Peterson Companies, purchased 40 acres of prime waterfront land. Included in that sale was a 2.7 acre parcel known as the Salubria Plantation, built in 1827 by Dr. John H. Bayne. In 1834, a slave girl in Bayne's employ murdered his children by poison and was herself sentenced to death. Despite the tragedy, Dr. Bayne, who was a member of Prince George's County School Board, supported Union efforts and also worked on behalf of public education for freed slaves. The plantation house burned down in 1981. When Peterson Companies purchased the land, all that was left was a stone foundation and a milk house. Regardless, the property had been recognized as a country historical site and also received support from Prince George's County African-American Heritage Preservation Group. More than 20 years after his original land purchase, Milt Peterson received the go-ahead to proceed to construction on a much larger scale than was originally envisioned.
In addition to tens of thousands of daily visitors to National Harbor, there is also a sizable resident population. As of the 2010 census, 3,788 people lived in three condo developments. Since then, another residential complex has been delivered to market with plans for up to 2,500 more homes in future phases. At present, there are four luxury condo developments. At the most affordable level is One National Harbor, located on the plaza in the epicenter of the development with residences in a variety of sizes and prices, starting at around $199,900 for one-bedroom units. Fleet Street is a 14-story modern glass structure with balconies, river views and all the amenities, built in 2009. Waterfront Street was delivered to market in 2008 and offers the ultimate in upscale urban living with private elevator entry, designer kitchens with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances as well as white marble baths and stunning river views. The newest addition is Potomac Overlook, delivered in 2012. These four-story luxury townhouses offer two-car garages and rec rooms at the ground level, gourmet kitchens and living space on the second floor, and four bedrooms including a loft, on the upper two levels. The homes also feature hardwood floors, fireplaces, dens and rooftop terrraces with river views. Prices at Potomac Overlook run from around $540,000 to the $700's.
If there's one common complaint about National Harbor, it's the lack of an on-site Metro station. Over 6,000 workers commute to the site each day, working in shops, restaurants, hotels and other service sectors. At present, the closest Metro is King Street-Old Town in Alexandria which is on the other side of the Potomac, across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The closest station in Prince George's County is Southern Avenue. The building of a connecting Metro stop has been the subject of much debate and is impacted both by cost and land availability. For now, the country is upgrading bus service with a $3 million pricetag. Still, there's direct access for drivers via the Capital Beltway and the Anacostia Freeway (Interstate 295), as well as the Oxon Hill Road exit off Indian Head Highway. There are also water taxis to and from Alexandria and Washington DC, as well as a bike trail over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. National Harbor continues to evolve with new attractions and events. In 2012, the National Childrens Museum opened its doors. Also of note is a new 3,000 square-foor art gallery featuring trendy pop-surrealism and urban contemporary art. Pops on the Potomac continues to be a popular attraction, as does Waterfront Yoga and free summer movies on the Plaza's big screen.
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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 3:03am EST.