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.
What made you decide to move to Capitol Riverfront? What were you looking for in a neighborhood and a building?
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.
What has been the biggest change you’ve seen since moving here?
Whole Foods opening. Enough said.
How would you describe the neighborhood to friends and visitors?
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.
The news broadcasting business can be quite hectic. What is your favorite place in the neighborhood to unwind from the busy work flow?
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.
And what neighborhood event(s) do you most enjoy?
Aside from the usual Nats and D.C. United games, I love running along the Anacostia River.
How do you make the most out of your weekends in Capitol Riverfront?
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.
What is your best advice to those who are thinking about moving to Capitol Riverfront, and to those who have just moved to the neighborhood?
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.
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