Water View Properties for Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

The Washington Metropolitan area is known for just about every kind of property under the sun—even those with water views. True, there aren’t ocean beaches in the typical sense. But there are certainly bodies of water, including the mighty Potomac River and the Anacostia River. There are also numerous tributaries, lakes and ponds. Plus harbors, bays, coves and marshes.

The mighty Potomac flows throughout the Washington region, creating borders between DC and Maryland on the river’s left descending bank and Northern Virginia on the opposite bank. It is also joined by the Anacostia River at the south of DC, thus forming a formidable fork that flanks the Southwest and Southeast waterfront regions. Additionally, the elongated Columbia Island off DC’s Southwestern coast creates additional bodies of water—the Washington Channel and Tidal Basin.

Water View Homes for Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

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2900 K St Nw #601

WASHINGTON, DC
$8,950,000

MLS#: 1000482356
4 Bed, 5 Bath
6000 Sqft
Residential

3030 K St Nw #ph217

WASHINGTON, DC
$7,200,000

MLS#: 1002640756
2 Bed, 3½ Bath
3700 Sqft
Residential

2900 K St Nw #607

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,700,000

MLS#: 1001974066
4 Bed, 5 Bath
5135 Sqft
Residential

10 Duke St #residence 1-501

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$5,095,000

MLS#: 1004154509
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2769 Sqft
Residential

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300 South Union St #residence 1-501

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$5,095,000

MLS#: 1005610680
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2769 Sqft
Residential

11521 Potomac Rd

LORTON, VA
$4,949,000

MLS#: 1000059461
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
15213 Sqft, 11.1 Acres
Residential

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820 Herbert Springs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$4,875,000

MLS#: 1000063245
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
7784 Sqft, 1.91 Acres
Residential

10 Duke St #residence 1-303

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$4,495,000

MLS#: 1000202108
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2817 Sqft
Residential

10 Duke St #residence 1-302

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$3,995,000

MLS#: 1000202078
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2866 Sqft
Residential

10 Duke St #residence 2-506

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$3,695,000

MLS#: 1004154543
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2099 Sqft
Residential

10 Duke St #residence 2-302

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$3,125,000

MLS#: 1000202170
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2116 Sqft
Residential

833 Herbert Springs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,900,000

MLS#: 1000217560
7 Bed, 7 Bath
10000 Sqft, 1.31 Acres
Residential

10 Duke St #residence 2-203

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,595,000

MLS#: 1000202154
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2176 Sqft
Residential

12305 Hatton Point Rd

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$2,495,000

MLS#: 1003667537
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6581 Sqft, 1.6 Acres
Residential

147 Waterfront St #402

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
$2,488,800

MLS#: 1000712872
3 Bed, 3 Bath
3610 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

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14 Duke St #bryan

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,406,960

MLS#: 1005612832
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
2693 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

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308 South Union St #delaney

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,372,845

MLS#: 1005612912
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
3020 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

Among the many Potomac coastal communities in DC are the aforementioned Southwest Waterfront which is currently undergoing an ambitious redevelopment, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, and the Palisades. On the eastern side of DC, the Anacostia River borders the Navy Yard on one side and Anacostia itself on the other. Virginia, meanwhile, is littered with riverside locations, including Old Town Alexandria, Potomac Yard, Rosslyn, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, McLean, Great Falls and Potomac Falls, while Maryland boasts Glen Echo, Cabin John, Oxen Hill, and the massive National Harbor redevelopment.

There’s also the charming towns along the Occoquan River, including the river’s eponymously named village, and numerous neighborhoods and subdivisions that border ponds and lakes. Among these is Reston, Virginia with many homes surrounding Lake Anne and Lake Barcroft, with its upscale mid-century homes for sale, many of which have water views and private docks. This tightknit community even has its own party barge!

But of course, the real allure isn’t simply properties with a proximity to the water, it’s those Washington Metro homes that actually have a view of same. And from a peek through the window to a stunning, unencumbered view from a wraparound deck, you’ll find many property types offering this luxury. And, the prices and types of homes can vary greatly.

Luxury high-rise condos for sale with window walls facing the river are one of the staple must-haves for DC Metro living—experiencing the Fourth of July fireworks over the Potomac is one of the region’s annual rites of passage. Or how about a funky Craftsman cottage in Cabin John, a new townhouse on the Patuxent River or beautiful old Georgian mansion high on the banks of Mount Vernon or Belle Haven?

Yes water view properties for sale certainly do exist in the Washington Metropolitan area. And they aren’t always limited to existing homes. Lucky are those who obtain a waterfront lot and build their own custom mansion! From penthouses to undeveloped land, the possibilities abound.

To learn more, call District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2018 at 10:52am EDT.