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