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 the 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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7024 Green Oak Dr, MCLEAN

$6,999,000

7024 Green Oak Dr, MCLEAN

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 12,360 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1197058

Casey Margenau Fine Homes and Estates, Inc.

10305 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

$6,450,000

10305 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

8 Beds 7.5 Baths 12,725 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1179200

Samson Properties

703 Potomac Knolls Dr, MCLEAN

$5,750,000

↓ $130,000

703 Potomac Knolls Dr, MCLEAN

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 12,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1172156

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

$5,500,000

701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,349 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1199776

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

448 River Bend Rd, GREAT FALLS

$5,500,000

448 River Bend Rd, GREAT FALLS

7 Beds 10.5 Baths 17,950 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1183956

Washington Fine Properties, LLC

5 Pioneer Mill #401, ALEXANDRIA

$4,695,000

5 Pioneer Mill #401, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,840 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2000530

EYA Marketing, LLC

626 Philip Digges Dr, GREAT FALLS

$4,545,000

626 Philip Digges Dr, GREAT FALLS

5 Beds 8.5 Baths 14,850 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1206760

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

18688 Riverlook Ct, LEESBURG

$3,499,999

↓ $300,001

18688 Riverlook Ct, LEESBURG

6 Beds 8 Baths 14,469 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO433050

Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty

608 Kentland Dr, GREAT FALLS

$3,499,000

608 Kentland Dr, GREAT FALLS

6 Beds 8.5 Baths 12,181 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2002744

TTR Sothebys International Realty

10806 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

$3,320,000

↑ $4,925

10806 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

4 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1199394

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN

$3,299,500

↑ $410,100

1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN

8 Beds 8.5 Baths 13,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1126708

Keller Williams Realty

310 The Strand #406, ALEXANDRIA

$3,295,000

310 The Strand #406, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,285 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX255392

EYA Marketing, LLC

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310 The Strand #306, ALEXANDRIA

$3,145,000

310 The Strand #306, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,325 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2001698

EYA Marketing, LLC

310 Strand St #207, ALEXANDRIA

$2,975,000

310 Strand St #207, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,766 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2000938

RE/MAX Executives

14932 Kelley Farm Dr, GERMANTOWN

$2,848,000

14932 Kelley Farm Dr, GERMANTOWN

6 Beds 7 Baths 10,017 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDMC755536

Compass

10814 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

$2,250,000

10814 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

6 Beds 5 Baths 5,136 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX1191194

McEnearney Associates, Inc.

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1102/3-s, WASHINGTON

$1,999,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #1102/3-s, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,373 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC513120

Winston Real Estate, Inc.

550 N St Sw #s-502, WASHINGTON

$1,995,900

550 N St Sw #s-502, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,800 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC509266

Welcome Home Realty, LLC

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.