Lainie Barrett & Hilary Johnson

Parc Riverside residents Lainie Barrett and Hilary Johnson enjoy exploring DC together, and it was their love for
exploring new neighborhoods that led to their discovery of the Capitol Riverfront and their move to the neighborhood
in fall 2015. When they’re not at their day jobs—Lainie is a life coach and mental health counselor and Hilary works for the State Department—they stay busy in the neighborhood along with their kitty Higgs and dog Janice.

Why did you decide to move to the Capitol Riverfront?

We moved here from just up the road in Lincoln Park. From the Hill, we would often walk down to the riverfront and
appreciate how bright and open the neighborhood felt. We wanted to live in a neighborhood that was somewhat off the beaten path yet very accessible and set in a beautiful location.

How would you describe the Capitol Riverfront to friends and visitors?

It’s beautiful and fun – a gem in the city. You can’t put a price tag on being this close to the water while also having all of the amenities of an upscale building.

What is your favorite place to dine in the neighborhood and why?

There are so many great places in the neighborhood, but our current favorites are Due South and Osteria Morini. Due
South gives us the fun, laid-back vibe with classic southern cuisine. Osteria Morini is a classy spot with a killer brunch.

What is your favorite spring/summer event in the Capitol Riverfront?

We love going to Nats games and beer festivals, and you can’t beat brunch outside by the water.

As new apartment buildings are opening in the neighborhood, you’re getting more Capitol Riverfront neighbors. What is your best advice for those who have just moved to the neighborhood?

Take advantage of all this neighborhood has to offer! Activities don’t stop at the water’s edge. In just one day you can
have an amazing brunch, do a beer tasting at Blue Jacket, go kayaking on the Anacostia, and enjoy a free festival.

Describe the Capitol Riverfront in one word.

Bright!

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