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
New
11216 S Shore Rd, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,438 SqFt

11216 S Shore Rd, RESTON

$975,000
New
45 Sutton Sq Sw #406, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,670 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #406, WASHINGTON

$1,469,000
New
830 Belmont Bay Dr #301, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,549 SqFt

830 Belmont Bay Dr #301, WOODBRIDGE

$320,000
New
11400 Washington Plz W #302, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 812 SqFt

11400 Washington Plz W #302, RESTON

$199,900
New
3614 Boat Dock Dr, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 8,627 SqFt

3614 Boat Dock Dr, FALLS CHURCH

$3,595,000
New
191 Somervelle St #205, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,455 SqFt

191 Somervelle St #205, ALEXANDRIA

$549,000
New
11138 Harbor Ct, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt

11138 Harbor Ct, RESTON

$560,000
8001 Lake Dr, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,433 SqFt

8001 Lake Dr, MANASSAS

$419,000
9325 Old Mansion Rd, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 10,641 SqFt

9325 Old Mansion Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$2,700,000
1656 Chimney House Rd #1656, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,138 SqFt

1656 Chimney House Rd #1656, RESTON

$333,500
6061 River Dr, LORTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,888 SqFt

6061 River Dr, LORTON

$1,680,000
1913 Lakeport Way, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,612 SqFt

1913 Lakeport Way, RESTON

$895,000
New
501 Slaters Ln #118, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 840 SqFt

501 Slaters Ln #118, ALEXANDRIA

$330,000
10941 Stonebrook Dr, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,004 SqFt

10941 Stonebrook Dr, MANASSAS

$835,000
12219 Chapel Rd, CLIFTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,851 SqFt

12219 Chapel Rd, CLIFTON

$828,450
18254 Windsor Hill Dr #314, OLNEY
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,145 SqFt

18254 Windsor Hill Dr #314, OLNEY

$274,900
13728 Canal Vista Ct, POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,335 SqFt

13728 Canal Vista Ct, POTOMAC

$1,325,000 ↓ $70,000
1 Wilkes St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,520 SqFt

1 Wilkes St, ALEXANDRIA

$1,925,000

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.

Metropolitan Regional Information System LogoThe listing content relating to real estate for sale on this web site is courtesy of MRIS. Listing information comes from various brokers who participate in the MRIS IDX.Properties listed with brokerage firms other than COMPASS are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.All listing information copyright MRIS 2019.

Listing information last updated on October 23rd, 2019 at 1:05am EDT.

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