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 $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
11328 Dockside Cir, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,002 SqFt

11328 Dockside Cir, RESTON

$799,000
New
6090 Ansley Ct, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,847 SqFt

6090 Ansley Ct, MANASSAS

$650,000
New
5721 Potomac Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,922 SqFt

5721 Potomac Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,300,000
New
20579 Snowshoe Sq #302, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,221 SqFt

20579 Snowshoe Sq #302, ASHBURN

$285,000
New
8379 Highview St, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,918 SqFt

8379 Highview St, MANASSAS

$529,000
45 Sutton Sq Sw #704, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,130 SqFt

45 Sutton Sq Sw #704, WASHINGTON

$1,049,000
19 Wilkes St, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,916 SqFt

19 Wilkes St, ALEXANDRIA

$2,300,000
21027 Forest Highlands Ct, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,364 SqFt

21027 Forest Highlands Ct, ASHBURN

$875,000
6539 Davis Ford Rd, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

6539 Davis Ford Rd, MANASSAS

$500,000
7500 Evans Ford Rd, CLIFTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,763 SqFt

7500 Evans Ford Rd, CLIFTON

$1,149,900
600 Water St Sw #z.8, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 750 SqFt

600 Water St Sw #z.8, WASHINGTON

$325,000
New
20406 Shore Harbour Dr #4-g, GERMANTOWN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,196 SqFt

20406 Shore Harbour Dr #4-g, GERMANTOWN

$234,000
New
3862 Koval Ln, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,482 SqFt

3862 Koval Ln, WOODBRIDGE

$425,000
10900 Lake Windermere Dr, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,111 SqFt

10900 Lake Windermere Dr, GREAT FALLS

$1,499,000
42846 Beaver Crossing Sq, ASHBURN
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,044 SqFt

42846 Beaver Crossing Sq, ASHBURN

$1,079,990
20410 Shore Harbour Dr #6-a, GERMANTOWN
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,196 SqFt

20410 Shore Harbour Dr #6-a, GERMANTOWN

$235,000 ↓ $14,900
3522 Pinetree Ter, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,912 SqFt

3522 Pinetree Ter, FALLS CHURCH

$1,425,000
11735 Cecil Rd, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,350 SqFt

11735 Cecil Rd, MANASSAS

$299,900

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.

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 2020.

Listing information last updated on April 5th, 2020 at 7:03pm EDT.

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