Navy Yard Safety
July 21, 2011 5:21 AM Subscribe
How safe is the area around Nationals Park/Navy Yard in DC?
posted by Bulgaroktonos to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife and I live in Washington, DC and are thinking about moving. We have been living near American University, but now that's she's done with graduate school, there's no reason to spend that much money to live that far from the Metro.
One place that we're considering is right by the Navy Yard metro station on Half Street SW. I know that area is "transitional," but I was hoping that someone whose lived there, or spent a lot of time there, could tell us just how safe the area is. Is it safe to walk around alone after dark? Is our house or car likely to get broken into?
Bonus: How is the area in terms of restaurants/bars? We don't need a much, just a few places to eat, some takeout places, and a neighborhood bar would be nice.