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Welcome to Anacostia, DC!

Gateway to Anacostia

Discover the heart of Washington, DC east of the river at MLK Gateway, your gateway to the vibrant Anacostia neighborhood. MLK Gateway consists of two phases at the intersection of Marion Barry Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE in Ward 8’s historic Anacostia.

Nestled just steps away from the upcoming iconic 11th Street Bridge Park and the dynamic Anacostia Art & Culture District, this prime location offers unparalleled access to the pulse of the city's cultural and recreational offerings.

MLK Gateway features exciting retail and restaurant spaces, providing a dynamic hub for locals and visitors alike to indulge in culinary delights and unique shopping experiences, further enriching the vibrant tapestry of Anacostia's community life.

With panoramic views showcasing the Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Capitol Building, and the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge. MLK Gateway offers a breathtaking backdrop to your urban experience. Positioned minutes away from Anacostia's bustling core, Capitol Hill's historic charm, and the vibrant Navy Yard, MLK Gateway presents an ideal fusion of convenience and serenity.

Embrace the opportunity to be part of a thriving community, where city dwellers can savor the excitement of urban living while enjoying ample space to grow and thrive. MLK Gateway beckons you to seize this extraordinary location opportunity and make it your own.


Historic Neighborhood

Named after the Anacostia River, this historic DC neighborhood is undergoing dynamic changes, with highlights ranging from Frederick Douglass' final residence, Cedar Hill, to modern landmarks like a 19.5-foot-tall chair and the upcoming 11th Street Bridge Park.

Anacostia offers a mix of historic and modern homes, many recently renovated. Residents enjoy amenities like Anacostia Park's roller-skating rink and golf course, as well as local eateries such as Kitchen Savages, known for its soul-food entrees, or Busboys and Poets, a restaurant and bookstore that also serves as a gathering place for poetry slams and activist groups. With a rich African American heritage, abundant outdoor spaces, and convenient public transit, Anacostia provides a vibrant community for its residents.


Local Highlights

Cedar Hill, once the residence of Frederick Douglass, stands as one of the most significant landmarks in Anacostia. This expansive property offers panoramic views of the city, featuring rolling hills and the mansion where Douglass lived. Visitors can explore Cedar Hill to learn about Douglass' remarkable life and contributions to the abolitionist movement. Nearby, the Anacostia Community Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, presents rotating exhibits on the region's culture and issues. Regular events like "Coffee and Collections" provide opportunities for deeper engagement with museum artifacts. Anacostia's artistic landscape is further enriched by a towering 19.5-foot chair, originally an advertisement for Bassett Furniture, now a distinctive fixture at the intersection of Martin Luther King Avenue and V. Street S.E.

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Restaurants & Cafes

  • Kitchen Savages

  • Sapodillas

  • Capital One Café


  • Feel Grounded

  • Enlightened

  • AmeriHealth Caritas

  • DC Department of Housing and Community Development

Amenities & Attractions

  • 11 St Bridge Park

  • Poplar Point

  • The Yards

  • Nationals Park

  • Barry Farms

  • Audi Field

  • Buzzard Point

  • Anacostia Arts Center

  • Skyland Town Center

  • NEW Art-to Go-Go shuttle

    • We are near stop #7 (5 min walk)


Introducing ART to Go-Go Shuttle

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