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

9325 Old Mansion Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$2,225,000
New
511 S Lee St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,759 SqFt

511 S Lee St, ALEXANDRIA

$2,195,000
New
43049 Northlake Overlook Ter, LEESBURG
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,082 SqFt

43049 Northlake Overlook Ter, LEESBURG

$519,999
14601 Mockingbird Dr, DARNESTOWN
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,975 SqFt

14601 Mockingbird Dr, DARNESTOWN

$1,595,000
11413 Purple Beech Dr, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,020 SqFt

11413 Purple Beech Dr, RESTON

$1,100,000
2014 Swans Neck Way, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,326 SqFt

2014 Swans Neck Way, RESTON

$669,000
11577 Greenwich Point Rd, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,885 SqFt

11577 Greenwich Point Rd, RESTON

$1,450,000
10720 Hinton Way, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,334 SqFt

10720 Hinton Way, MANASSAS

$424,900
3030 Nw K St Nw #penthouse 212, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,572 SqFt

3030 Nw K St Nw #penthouse 212, WASHINGTON

$2,975,000
10100 Little Pond Pl #1, MONTGOMERY VILLAGE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,441 SqFt

10100 Little Pond Pl #1, MONTGOMERY VILLAGE

$195,000
2800 Beech Orchard Ln, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 6,082 SqFt

2800 Beech Orchard Ln, UPPER MARLBORO

$729,900
11599 Purse Dr, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 728 SqFt

11599 Purse Dr, MANASSAS

$287,000
11321 Halethorpe Ter #205, GERMANTOWN
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,519 SqFt

11321 Halethorpe Ter #205, GERMANTOWN

$239,900
3004 Cunningham Dr, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,500 SqFt

3004 Cunningham Dr, ALEXANDRIA

$1,395,000
1934 Upper Lake Dr, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,925 SqFt

1934 Upper Lake Dr, RESTON

$1,600,000
21 Lake Park Ct #974, GERMANTOWN
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,580 SqFt

21 Lake Park Ct #974, GERMANTOWN

$385,000
6512 River Tweed Ln, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,968 SqFt

6512 River Tweed Ln, ALEXANDRIA

$550,000
8411 Piney Ave, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 812 SqFt

8411 Piney Ave, MANASSAS

$129,900

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 January 17th, 2020 at 7:46pm EST.

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