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
N/A, FORT WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,400 SqFt

N/A, FORT WASHINGTON

$895,000
19001 Bucklodge Rd, BOYDS
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 10,000 SqFt

19001 Bucklodge Rd, BOYDS

$3,495,000 ↓ $355,000
626 Philip Digges Dr, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 8.5 Baths
  • 14,727 SqFt

626 Philip Digges Dr, GREAT FALLS

$4,545,000 ↓ $50,000
1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 8.5 Baths
  • 13,000 SqFt

1347 Kirby Rd, MCLEAN

$3,295,500 ↓ $600,000
10900 Lake Windermere Dr, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,050 SqFt

10900 Lake Windermere Dr, GREAT FALLS

$1,499,000 ↓ $50,000
701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,349 SqFt

701 Bulls Neck Rd, MCLEAN

$6,450,000 ↓ $500,000
4601 Neptune Dr, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 7,638 SqFt

4601 Neptune Dr, ALEXANDRIA

$3,999,000 ↓ $301,000
117 Poplar Ln, OCCOQUAN
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 7,528 SqFt

117 Poplar Ln, OCCOQUAN

$1,399,000 ↓ $100,000
147 Waterfront St #301, NATIONAL HARBOR
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,850 SqFt

147 Waterfront St #301, NATIONAL HARBOR

$2,399,900
4551 Sunshine Ct, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,002 SqFt

4551 Sunshine Ct, WOODBRIDGE

$1,649,000
11201 River Heights Ln, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,300 SqFt

11201 River Heights Ln, MANASSAS

$1,490,000 ↓ $10,000
14601 Mockingbird Dr, DARNESTOWN
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,975 SqFt

14601 Mockingbird Dr, DARNESTOWN

$1,595,000
7502 Thistledown Trl, FAIRFAX STATION
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 7,530 SqFt

7502 Thistledown Trl, FAIRFAX STATION

$1,525,000 ↓ $50,000
600 Water St Sw #z-8, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 750 SqFt

600 Water St Sw #z-8, WASHINGTON

$350,000 ↓ $25,000
3524-3526 K St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 7.5 Baths
  • 4,364 SqFt

3524-3526 K St Nw, WASHINGTON

$4,200,000
3421 Greentree Dr, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,762 SqFt

3421 Greentree Dr, FALLS CHURCH

$2,395,000 ↓ $105,000
1317 Monroe Street +15, HERNDON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 912 SqFt

1317 Monroe Street +15, HERNDON

$495,000 ↓ $55,000
8800 Gue Rd, DAMASCUS
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt

8800 Gue Rd, DAMASCUS

$259,900

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 November 13th, 2019 at 2:31pm EST.

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