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Independence Avenue Southwest

Independence Avenue Southwest

Commute to Downtown Washington D.C.

Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation.

Very Bikeable

Flat as a pancake, excellent bike lanes.

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Independence Avenue Southwest

Independence Avenue Southwest has a Walk Score of 62 out of 100. This location is Somewhat Walkable so some errands can be accomplished on foot.

Independence Avenue Southwest is a three minute walk from the Blue Metrorail Blue Line, the Orange Metrorail Orange Line and the Silver Metrorail Silver Line at the SMITHSONIAN METRO STATION stop.

This location is in Washington D.C.. Nearby parks include Enid A Haupt Garden, Andrew Jackson Downing Urn and Mary Livingston Ripley Garden.

Nearby schools include Dot Child Development Center, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center and Jefferson Junior High School.

The closest grocery stores are Tyson Foods Inc, Chinatown Market and Gallery Market & Cafe.

Nearby coffee shops include Starbucks, Cosmo Cafe and Au Bon Pain. There are 78 restaurants within a 15 minute walk including Subway, Dining Area and Gallery Deli.

Independence Avenue Southwest is near Earth Day Park, Hancock Park and The Mall, Smithsonian Grounds.

There are excellent bike lanes and the terrain is flat as a pancake. Independence Avenue Southwest is very bikeable, biking is convenient for most trips. Bike sharing is available from Capital Bikeshare.

At Independence Avenue Southwest

Continuum Details

This sculpture is located outside of the National Air and Space Museum. Made from bronze, the piece symbolizes a black hole or matter moving from positive to negative space in a continuum. #publicart Photo: cliff1066

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photo of Continuum at Independence Avenue Southwest Washington DC US

Floral Library Details

Don't try to borrow these blooms; the National Park Service maintains this garden on the edge of the banks of the Tidal Basin.

Lilly P Rose

photo of Floral Library at Independence Avenue Southwest Washington DC US

Travel Time Map

Explore how far you can travel by car, bus, bike and foot from Independence Avenue Southwest.

Rider’s Paradise

Independence Avenue Southwest is a Rider’s Paradise which means world-class public transportation. Car sharing is available from Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and RelayRides.

Rail lines:

  • Orange Metrorail Orange Line

    0.1 mi

  • Silver Metrorail Silver Line

    0.1 mi

  • Blue Metrorail Blue Line

    0.1 mi

  • Fredericksburg Line

    0.3 mi

  • Manassas Line

    0.3 mi

  • Green Metrorail Green Line

    0.3 mi

  • Yellow Metrorail Yellow Line

    0.3 mi

  • Red Metrorail Red Line

    0.8 mi

Bus lines:


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    0.0 mi

  • 52

    0.2 mi

  • V7

    0.2 mi

  • 16X

    0.2 mi

  • 5A

    0.2 mi

  • 74

    0.2 mi

  • 39

    0.2 mi

Car shares:

Bike shares:

Crime Grade Beta

Independence Avenue Southwest compared to all of Washington D.C..

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City of Washington D.C.

This location is in the city of Washington D.C., DC. Washington D.C. has an average Walk Score of 74 and has 601,723 residents.

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