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

All Listings $100,000 - $200,000 $200,000 - $300,000
$300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000
$600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000 $800,000 - $900,000
$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
703 Potomac Knolls Dr, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 12,000 SqFt

703 Potomac Knolls Dr, MCLEAN

$6,650,000 ↓ $345,000
558 Innsbruck Ave, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 16,084 SqFt

558 Innsbruck Ave, GREAT FALLS

$5,850,000 ↓ $700,000
300 South Union St #residence 1.403, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,790 SqFt

300 South Union St #residence 1.403, ALEXANDRIA

$4,995,000
300 South Union St #residence 1.301, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,920 SqFt

300 South Union St #residence 1.301, ALEXANDRIA

$4,295,000
4601 Neptune Dr, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 7,638 SqFt

4601 Neptune Dr, ALEXANDRIA

$3,999,000 ↓ $301,000
11107 Gunston Rd, LORTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 15,934 SqFt

11107 Gunston Rd, LORTON

$3,999,000 ↓ $701,000
225 Strand St #505, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,675 SqFt

225 Strand St #505, ALEXANDRIA

$3,595,000
10 Stanmore Ct, POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 10,760 SqFt

10 Stanmore Ct, POTOMAC

$3,495,000 ↓ $205,000
11500 Dalyn Ter, POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 11,521 SqFt

11500 Dalyn Ter, POTOMAC

$3,200,000 ↑ $202,000
1312 Merchant Ln, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 8,300 SqFt

1312 Merchant Ln, MCLEAN

$3,195,000
18692 Riverlook Ct, LEESBURG
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,684 SqFt

18692 Riverlook Ct, LEESBURG

$2,995,000
225 Strand St #301, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,868 SqFt

225 Strand St #301, ALEXANDRIA

$2,995,000 ↑ $75,000
9516 Mount Vernon Lndg, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 6,405 SqFt

9516 Mount Vernon Lndg, ALEXANDRIA

$2,950,000
1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 8.5 Baths
  • 13,200 SqFt

1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN

$2,789,500 ↓ $510,000
10234 Forest Lake Dr, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,397 SqFt

10234 Forest Lake Dr, GREAT FALLS

$2,750,000 ↑ $50,000
300 South Union St #residence 2.205, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,090 SqFt

300 South Union St #residence 2.205, ALEXANDRIA

$2,595,000
9524 Leemay St, VIENNA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 7,443 SqFt

9524 Leemay St, VIENNA

$2,350,000
2500 Virginia Ave Nw #502/503, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #502/503, WASHINGTON

$2,250,000

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 September 22nd, 2020 at 3:45am EDT.

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