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
11827 Limoux Pl, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,203 SqFt

11827 Limoux Pl, WOODBRIDGE

$359,900
8467 Brunger St, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

8467 Brunger St, MANASSAS

$575,000
820 Belmont Bay Dr #306, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,560 SqFt

820 Belmont Bay Dr #306, WOODBRIDGE

$315,000
7020 Ordway Rd, CENTREVILLE
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,822 SqFt

7020 Ordway Rd, CENTREVILLE

$1,199,900
1200 Firth Of Lorne Cir, FORT WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,114 SqFt

1200 Firth Of Lorne Cir, FORT WASHINGTON

$775,000
6333 Beachway Dr, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,675 SqFt

6333 Beachway Dr, FALLS CHURCH

$1,589,900
13104 Laurel Glen Rd, CLIFTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 12,785 SqFt

13104 Laurel Glen Rd, CLIFTON

$1,999,900
21076 Carthagena Ct, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,641 SqFt

21076 Carthagena Ct, ASHBURN

$814,900
42902 Beaver Crossing Sq, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,700 SqFt

42902 Beaver Crossing Sq, ASHBURN

$749,940
45 Sutton Sq Sw #804, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 11 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #804, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000
11400 Washington Plz W #1104, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 785 SqFt

11400 Washington Plz W #1104, RESTON

$260,000
13306 Stoney Creek Ln, BRANDYWINE
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 5,166 SqFt

13306 Stoney Creek Ln, BRANDYWINE

$672,000
12820 River Rd, POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 8.5 Baths
  • 10,055 SqFt

12820 River Rd, POTOMAC

$7,500,000
11469 Washington Plz W, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,112 SqFt

11469 Washington Plz W, RESTON

$569,000 ↓ $5,500
9008 Belmart Rd, POTOMAC
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,921 SqFt

9008 Belmart Rd, POTOMAC

$1,675,000
41795 Suffolk Downs Ct, ALDIE
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,964 SqFt

41795 Suffolk Downs Ct, ALDIE

$650,000
6027 Tulip Poplar Ct, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 8,253 SqFt

6027 Tulip Poplar Ct, MANASSAS

$1,442,500
20412 Shore Harbour Dr #7-a, GERMANTOWN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,196 SqFt

20412 Shore Harbour Dr #7-a, GERMANTOWN

$215,000 ↓ $5,000

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 August 23rd, 2019 at 3:03am EDT.

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