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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7022 Green Oak Dr, MCLEAN

$5,900,000

↓ $599,999

7022 Green Oak Dr, MCLEAN

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

NONE AVAILABLE

10305 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

$5,190,000

↓ $310,000

10305 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

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

NONE AVAILABLE

701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

$4,950,000

701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,349 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2043106

BULLS NECK HUNDRED

2 Wolfe St, ALEXANDRIA

$3,995,000

2 Wolfe St, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,685 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2011068

HARBORSIDE

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #502, WASHINGTON

$3,595,000

↓ $204,900

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #502, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,678 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043130

FOGGY BOTTOM

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

$3,550,000

↓ $350,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #501, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,730 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2014844

FOGGY BOTTOM

9307 Ludgate, ALEXANDRIA

$3,250,000

9307 Ludgate, ALEXANDRIA

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 5,590 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2026722

WYCLIFFE ON THE POTOMAC

10806 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

$3,100,000

↓ $200,000

10806 Belmont Blvd, LORTON

4 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2027162

BELMONT BAY

New
10610 Wise Owl Way, GREAT FALLS

$2,888,888

10610 Wise Owl Way, GREAT FALLS

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

NONE AVAILABLE

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #1221, WASHINGTON

$2,749,000

↓ $146,000

700 New Hampshire Ave Nw #1221, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,972 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2020422

FOGGY BOTTOM

5915 Dawes Ave, ALEXANDRIA

$2,500,000

5915 Dawes Ave, ALEXANDRIA

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

HOLMES RUN HEIGHTS

147 Waterfront St #301, NATIONAL HARBOR

$2,250,000

147 Waterfront St #301, NATIONAL HARBOR

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,850 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2039450

NATIONAL HARBOR

New
7180 Wolf Run Shoals, CLIFTON

$2,200,000

7180 Wolf Run Shoals, CLIFTON

7 Beds 6 Baths 9,167 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2069646

NONE AVAILABLE

45 Sutton Sq Sw #ph18, WASHINGTON

$2,100,000

45 Sutton Sq Sw #ph18, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,834 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043268

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

730 Battery Pl, ALEXANDRIA

$1,870,000

↓ $15,000

730 Battery Pl, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,660 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2007424

FORDS LANDING

3303 Water St Nw #5c, WASHINGTON

$1,795,000

3303 Water St Nw #5c, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,394 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2048092

GEORGETOWN

88 V St Sw #801, WASHINGTON

$1,599,999

88 V St Sw #801, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,257 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2042958

CAPITOL GATEWAY

807 Bay St, WOODBRIDGE

$1,390,000

↓ $100,000

807 Bay St, WOODBRIDGE

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,665 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAPW2022584

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.