Washington DC Waterfront Homes For Sale

Without an ocean or lakes, waterfront homes in Washington DC take advantage of the Potomac River and its major tributaries, the Anacostia River and Rock Creek. There is also the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as well as a number of smaller rivers and creeks. Waterfront homes are in demand and the inventory isn’t high, but they exist and sometimes at a surprisingly affordable price. This is largely due to the longstanding presence of waterfront row houses, condos and modest single family homes that once housed blue collar workers during a time when the district had a major commercial maritime presence. For more information about Washington DC waterfront homes for sale, contact us today at (202) 709-9222.

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Photo of Listing #DCDC356576

3150 South St Nw #ph1d


MLS#: DCDC356576
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
4314 Sqft, 0.03 Acres

3524-3526 K St Nw


MLS#: DCDC429426
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
4364 Sqft, 0.11 Acres

45 Sutton Sq Sw #804


MLS#: DCDC437328
2 Bed, 2 Bath
11 Sqft

Photo of Listing #DCDC429162

490 M St Sw #w-203


MLS#: DCDC429162
1 Bed, 1 Bath
840 Sqft

Photo of Listing #DCDC428716

600 Water St Sw #z-8


MLS#: DCDC428716
2 Bed, 2 Bath
750 Sqft


Washington DC Waterfront Homes For SaleAny discussion about Washington DC waterfront properties should probably begin with a little history. The Anacostia River was once a deep water channel, serving as a port for the tobacco trade and home to the Washington DC Naval Shipyard. Over the decades, the river became polluted and surrounding neighborhoods fell into blight. A Superfund cleanup program was initiated in 1998 and subsequent efforts such as the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative have helped transform the area, restoring the river’s health and beauty. The area is seen as a major part of DC’s transformation, with commercial and residential real estate developments that meld historic sites and buildings with innovative modern design. Neighborhoods taking part include Southwest Waterfront, the Navy Yard and Capitol Riverfront.

With all the recent talk about the Anacostia River, one can’t forget the Potomac which has long been the gold standard for waterfront properties in Washington DC. The port town of Georgetown is well known for its riverside mansions, dining and retail. Continuing up the coast is the Palisades, a long thin strip of land hugging the river and boasting numerous expensive homes with beautiful views. While not directly on the water, the affluent neighborhoods of Berkley and Kent are very close with a number of homes featuring upper-story or rooftop terrace views of the river.

While waterfront properties in Washington DC often bring to mind large single-family homes, the fastest growing waterfront sector combines retail, dining, offices and residential space. Sometimes referred to as live, work and play environments, these new developments represent an exciting growth phase. A $1.5 billion renewal project named The Wharf will use the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market as an existing centerpiece in which to build around, with cafes, entertainment and waterfront residences including upscale condos and mixed-income apartments. Waterfront living in the nation’s capital is about to take a giant step forward.

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Listing information last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 9:15pm EDT.