The Wharf



A one-of-a-kind hot spot for a night out or a day on the water, The Wharf brings the waterfront alive for visitors and neighbors alike. The area is home to thousands of residents and continues to grow, with hundreds of units among the 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use development arriving in 2022.


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Neighborhood Features

Waterfront Destination

The Wharf features three hotels, a 6,000-seat music venue, more than 50 shops and restaurants, and the nation’s oldest continuously operating open air fish market. Tourists and locals enjoy signature annual events such as the Mardi Gras Parade, the Running of the Chihuahuas for Cinco de Mayo, and a Holiday Boat Parade, as well as outdoor fitness classes, movie and concert series, and other community events.

Talent Magnet

Major trade groups and firms, including the American Psychiatric Association, Business Roundtable, Daimler USA, The Atlantic (in 2022), and Williams & Connolly LLP, have chosen to locate at The Wharf to attract and retain top talent. Waterside offices overlooking national monuments, award-winning restaurants and unique retail options, and strong transit access make The Wharf is an ideal company location.

New Restaurants + Retail

  • Twisted at The Wharf (pretzels)
  • The Grill (American)
  • Colada Shop (Cuban)
  • Surfside (Mexican)
  • Chopsmith (salads)
  • Moon Rabbit (Vietnamese)
  • Nara-Ya (Japanese)
  • ilili (Lebanese)
  • Bistro du Jour (French)
  • Boardwalk Bar & Arcade

Top Local Industries

59,210 Total Area Employment

  • Public Administration: 57%
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services: 12%
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation: 8%