For WUSA9 anchor Lorenzo Hall, the daily grind can get pretty hectic. He finds retreat in the amenities at his apartment building and appreciates living just a walk away from many dining and recreational options. Read on to hear why he calls Capitol Riverfront home, and advise he has for his new neighbors.
After touring what I'm convinced was every neighborhood and apartment building in the District, I chose the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood because it felt complete. The WUSA9 station is located in Tenleytown, so proximity to I-396/ I-695 and other major thoroughfares was also a big factor. If traffic’s too much, Metro is only a block away. In DC, that’s gold. The apartment buildings in this area also exceeded my expectations from the sick views, rooftop pools, and fitness centers to the dog parks and the lounge spaces. The list is lengthy! Having a grocery store just steps away doesn’t hurt either.
Whole Foods opening. Enough said.
The neighborhood is active, yet quiet. I anticipated heavy congestion because of major events and construction, but, it’s been smooth. Construction crews and event staff go out of their way to accommodate residents.
My new favorite place is ABC Pony, an Italian-Asian restaurant at night and coffee shop during the day. It’s been a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. It’s been open for a few weeks and I’ve already visited more times than I’m ready to admit.
Aside from the usual Nats and D.C. United games, I love running along the Anacostia River.
My work days are intense, so, I like to relax on weekends. This neighborhood and my building often feel like a retreat, so, it’s good to know I don’t have to go far to wind down. If friends are in town, there are a lot of good options for food, drinks, and entertainment.
The best advice is to follow many area businesses on social media. They’re always posting about an event taking place every day of the week.