Waterfront Properties in the Washington Metropolitan Area

There are not as many waterfront properties in Washington Metro as there are on our country’s east or west coasts. Or, even to the east of Maryland and Virginia in Chesapeake Bay. But there are still rivers, like the mighty Potomac! Plus a host of other tributaries, lakes and ponds. Yes, waterfront homes for sale are certainly available to those wanting to live within some proximity to our nation’s capital.

Among the many waterfront locations are Washington, DC’s Southwest Waterfront—a historic neighborhood that is undergoing extensive redevelopment featuring a mile-long community known as The Wharf. Also worth noting is the Navy Yard on the Anacostia River, also going through dramatic changes. And then there’s Georgetown in DC and Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, both of which were major colonial era shipping ports.

Waterfront Properties for Sale in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

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78 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5

701 Bulls Neck Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$7,950,000

MLS#: VAFX100160
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
5.17 Acres
Residential

9092 John Mosby Hwy

UPPERVILLE, VA
$6,500,000

MLS#: 1000086135
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
5020 Sqft, 254 Acres
Residential

7615 Southdown Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$5,450,000

MLS#: 1007847040
6 Bed, 9 Bath
11700 Sqft, 0.58 Acres
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

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626 Philip Digges Dr

GREAT FALLS, VA
$4,545,000

MLS#: 1004315509
5 Bed, 8½ Bath
14727 Sqft, 5.39 Acres
Residential

4601 Neptune Dr

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$4,300,000

MLS#: VAFX100384
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
7638 Sqft, 2.29 Acres
Residential

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21167 Trappe Rd

UPPERVILLE, VA
$4,125,000

MLS#: 1000417098
4 Bed, 4 Bath
4000 Sqft, 166.18 Acres
Residential

19001 Bucklodge Rd

BOYDS, MD
$3,850,000

MLS#: 1003974641
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
10000 Sqft, 48.5 Acres
Residential

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1347 Kirby Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$3,495,500

MLS#: 1000111538
7 Bed, 8½ Bath
13000 Sqft, 0.99 Acres
Residential

36585 Sawmill Ln

PURCELLVILLE, VA
$2,850,000

MLS#: VALO355092
7 Bed, 9½ Bath
12339 Sqft, 122.1 Acres
Residential

12305 Hatton Point Rd

FORT WASHINGTON, MD
$2,495,000

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

833 Herbert Springs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,490,000

MLS#: VAFX319666
7 Bed, 7 Bath
8228 Sqft, 1.31 Acres
Residential

35273 Creek Ridge Ln

MIDDLEBURG, VA
$2,249,000

MLS#: 1001487596
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
23.09 Acres
Residential

4730 Occoquan Overlook

WOODBRIDGE, VA
$2,175,000

MLS#: VAPW432106
5 Bed, 7 Bath
12596 Sqft, 10.3 Acres
Residential

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3621 Stanford Cir

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$1,999,999

MLS#: VAFX104088
7 Bed, 4½ Bath
6354 Sqft, 0.48 Acres
Residential

17175 Twin Maple Ln

LEESBURG, VA
$1,999,990

MLS#: VALO354712
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4385 Sqft, 36.7 Acres
Residential

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105 Poplar Ln

OCCOQUAN, VA
$1,899,000

MLS#: VAPW321128
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
11008 Sqft, 0.38 Acres
Residential

You can add numerous other riverfront communities such as Arlington, Belle Haven, Potomac Falls and Rosslyn. And what about quaint little communities like Occoquan on the river of the same name in Northern Virginia, or Maryland’s ambitious National Harbor redevelopment?

So forget all that nonsense about west and east coasts—DC Metro’s got plenty of water action! How about the town of Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County where homes with private docks surround the lake and its many branches and inlets, and summer holiday events include party barge tours?

And then there’s the homes themselves—a delightful smorgasbord from new custom mansions to old Craftsman cottages. You might want to spend $20 million in rapidly expanding McLean, Virginia or find a delightful hideaway in Cabin John, Maryland—a tiny community with just 2,500 residents that is fiercely devoted to staying that way.

Given the history of the region it should not surprise you that there is such a variety of architecture associated with Washington Metro waterfront homes. From antique Georgian homes in Mount Vernon to new townhouses on the Patuxent River, every style and era is represented. However, it is also worth noting that new home construction is becoming increasingly prevalent along scenic parts of the Potomac. Call District Partners at Compass to learn more, 202-798-3600.

Why so? Because land is at a premium in these areas and it makes more sense to build a huge home than to hang on to a modest Rambler with a stunning multimillion dollar view. At any rate, there’s plenty of choices—from affordable to outrageously expensive. In that manner, waterfront homes for sale in the metropolitan area are a microcosm of the real estate market itself—highly varied.

To learn more about waterfront properties in the Washington DC Metro area, call District Partners Real Estate, LLC, at 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on March 24th, 2019 at 9:45pm EDT.