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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701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

$4,950,000

701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

6 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,450 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2043106

BULLS NECK HUNDRED

10305 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

$4,950,000

↓ $240,000

10305 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

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

NONE AVAILABLE

7022 Green Oak Dr, MCLEAN

$4,900,000

↓ $1,000,000

7022 Green Oak Dr, MCLEAN

4 Beds 6.5 Baths 11,508 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2014204

NONE AVAILABLE

10806 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

$2,999,000

↓ $101,000

10806 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

4 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2027162

BELMONT BAY

10610 Wise Owl Way, GREAT FALLS

$2,599,999

↓ $288,889

10610 Wise Owl Way, GREAT FALLS

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,225 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2067708

NONE AVAILABLE

7813 Southdown Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$2,399,000

7813 Southdown Rd, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,102 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2091836

WELLINGTON VILLA

1250 S Washington St #809 & 807, ALEXANDRIA

$2,299,000

1250 S Washington St #809 & 807, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017358

PORTO VECCHIO

5915 Dawes Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$2,250,000

↓ $250,000

5915 Dawes Ave, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,648 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2055398

HOLMES RUN HEIGHTS

1250 S Washington St #305 And 303, ALEXANDRIA

$2,200,000

1250 S Washington St #305 And 303, ALEXANDRIA

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 3,664 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2017528

PORTO VECCHIO

15021 Boaters Cove Pl, WOODBRIDGE

$2,100,000

↓ $300,000

15021 Boaters Cove Pl, WOODBRIDGE

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,760 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2035676

FEATHERSTONE FARMS

4990 Occoquan Overlook, WOODBRIDGE

$1,750,000

4990 Occoquan Overlook, WOODBRIDGE

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 11,723 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2038226

OCCOQUAN OVERLOOK

1250 S Washington St #611, ALEXANDRIA

$1,600,000

1250 S Washington St #611, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,323 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2010994

PORTO VECCHIO

88 V St Sw #801, WASHINGTON

$1,575,000

88 V St Sw #801, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,356 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2060210

CAPITOL GATEWAY

8314 Wagon Wheel Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$1,250,000

8314 Wagon Wheel Rd, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,637 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2095792

RIVERSIDE ESTATES

12212 Candle Light Cir, FORT WASHINGTON

$1,130,000

↓ $20,000

12212 Candle Light Cir, FORT WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,610 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2050794

TANTALLON ON THE POTOMAC

3100 Waterside Ln, ALEXANDRIA

$1,050,000

↓ $48,000

3100 Waterside Ln, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,431 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2088468

RIVERSIDE ESTATES

2024 Beacon Heights Dr, RESTON

$1,050,000

↓ $25,000

2024 Beacon Heights Dr, RESTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,489 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2066934

RESTON

818 Bay St, WOODBRIDGE

$969,997

↓ $30,000

818 Bay St, WOODBRIDGE

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,374 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2032244

BAY SIDE PARK

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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