Urban real estate scholar Christopher B. Leinberger has studied neighborhoods in the Washington region and makes the case that walkable, urban places have overtaken the drivable suburban environment as the dominant form of real estate development in the area. Here, he gives his thoughts on the neighborhoods that have strong, moderate and weak potential to be further developed.
Blue chip: Capitol Riverfront The flagship destination may be Nationals Park, but the heart of Capital Riverfront is the Yards development by Forest City Washington, which is leading the emergence of all other property types. Rents per square foot: $43.88 office; $30.18 retail; apartment not available. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post Buy Photo