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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620 Rivercrest Dr, MCLEAN

$8,997,000

620 Rivercrest Dr, MCLEAN

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 12,548 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2167120

RIVER OAKS

11299 Cresswell Lndg, LORTON

$8,500,000

↓ $2,000,000

11299 Cresswell Lndg, LORTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 7,701 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2143960

THE RESERVE

3901 44th St N, ARLINGTON

$7,000,000

3901 44th St N, ARLINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 3,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAR2042304

NONE AVAILABLE

5 Pioneer Mill Way #501, ALEXANDRIA

$4,850,000

↓ $200,000

5 Pioneer Mill Way #501, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,771 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2025304

ROBINSON LANDING

1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN

$4,295,500

↑ $150,000

1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN

7 Beds 8.5 Baths 13,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2160730

KIRBY WOODS

8606 Cathedral Forest Dr, FAIRFAX STATION

$3,799,000

8606 Cathedral Forest Dr, FAIRFAX STATION

7 Beds 7.5 Baths 11,269 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2168490

CATHEDRAL FOREST

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

$3,150,000

↓ $200,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,740 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2133318

FOGGY BOTTOM

2002 Cutwater Ct, RESTON

$1,950,000

2002 Cutwater Ct, RESTON

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,862 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2176920

RESTON

10 Battersea Ln, FORT WASHINGTON

$1,785,000

10 Battersea Ln, FORT WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5 Baths 8,458 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2110652

BATTERSEA ON THE BAY

147 Waterfront St #402, OXON HILL

$1,650,000

↓ $100,000

147 Waterfront St #402, OXON HILL

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,610 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2102246

NATIONAL HARBOR

5915 Dawes Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$1,500,000

↓ $250,000

5915 Dawes Ave, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,648 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2140462

HOLMES RUN HEIGHTS

11419 Occoquan Oaks Ln, WOODBRIDGE

$1,395,000

11419 Occoquan Oaks Ln, WOODBRIDGE

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,234 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2068212

NONE AVAILABLE

18354 Fairway Oaks Sq, LEESBURG

$1,330,000

↓ $45,000

18354 Fairway Oaks Sq, LEESBURG

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,778 SqFt Residential MLS® # VALO2068104

RIVER CREEK

6557 Dearborn Dr, FALLS CHURCH

$1,195,000

6557 Dearborn Dr, FALLS CHURCH

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,616 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2177588

DEARBORN TERRACE

12318 Firth Of Tae Dr, FORT WASHINGTON

$1,175,000

↑ $275,000

12318 Firth Of Tae Dr, FORT WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4 Baths 6,035 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2111124

TANTALLON ON THE POTOMAC

New
560 N Street Sw N #n902, WASHINGTON

$999,900

560 N Street Sw N #n902, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,369 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2142174

RLA (SW)

15442 Silvan Glen Dr, DUMFRIES

$900,000

15442 Silvan Glen Dr, DUMFRIES

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,340 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2069626

MONTCLAIR

1678 Chimney House Rd, RESTON

$900,000

1678 Chimney House Rd, RESTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,209 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2173004

RESTON

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 May 22nd, 2024 at 10:46am EDT.