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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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

7813 Southdown Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$2,399,000

7813 Southdown Rd, ALEXANDRIA

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

WELLINGTON VILLA

225 Strand St #504, ALEXANDRIA

$2,295,000

225 Strand St #504, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,420 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2019704

OLD TOWN

15021 Boaters Cove Pl, WOODBRIDGE

$1,800,000

↓ $300,000

15021 Boaters Cove Pl, WOODBRIDGE

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

FEATHERSTONE FARMS

13505 Clear Lake Ct, HERNDON

$1,195,000

13505 Clear Lake Ct, HERNDON

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,216 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2107848

SPRING LAKE ESTATES WEST

12311 Hatton Point Rd, FORT WASHINGTON

$987,000

12311 Hatton Point Rd, FORT WASHINGTON

5 Beds 6 Baths 6,293 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2062912

SWAN CREEK CLUB

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #806, WASHINGTON

$890,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #806, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1.5 Baths 1,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2069436

WATERGATE

11434 Waterview Cluster, RESTON

$825,000

↓ $74,900

11434 Waterview Cluster, RESTON

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,128 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2106372

WATERVIEW CLUSTER

2617 Childs Ln, ALEXANDRIA

$783,000

2617 Childs Ln, ALEXANDRIA

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,349 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2106474

STRATFORD ON THE POTOMAC

New
20 Maplewood Ct, GREENBELT

$749,900

20 Maplewood Ct, GREENBELT

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,012 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2068704

LAKESIDE

1250 S Washington St #707, ALEXANDRIA

$620,000

↓ $20,000

1250 S Washington St #707, ALEXANDRIA

1 Bed 1.5 Baths 1,151 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018446

PORTO VECCHIO

501 Slaters Ln #803, ALEXANDRIA

$610,000

↑ $10,000

501 Slaters Ln #803, ALEXANDRIA

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,168 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2018802

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

12619 Spriggs Request Ct, BOWIE

$510,000

↓ $25,000

12619 Spriggs Request Ct, BOWIE

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,720 SqFt Residential MLS® # MDPG2067230

WOODMORE

New
560 N St Sw #n-8907, WASHINGTON

$495,000

560 N St Sw #n-8907, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 860 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2081880

SW WATERFRONT

490 M St Sw #w-703, WASHINGTON

$389,900

↓ $10,000

490 M St Sw #w-703, WASHINGTON

1 Bed 1 Bath 850 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2069792

WATERFRONT

11422 Washington Plz W, RESTON

$370,000

11422 Washington Plz W, RESTON

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,239 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAFX2104630

LAKE ANNE OF 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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