Waterfront Homes in the Washington DC Metro Area

There's not nearly the volume of waterfront properties in Washington Metro as in seaboard regions of the country. Still, there's the mighty Potomac River as well as major tributaries such as the Anacostia, helping to provide a number of opportunities for homes with waterfront access. In addition to riverbanks and tidal basins, there are also lakes, streams and vast wetland areas featuring small kettle ponds, creeks and marshes. To start searching waterfront homes in the Washington metro area, check out the active MLS listings below:

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670 Chain Bridge Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$29,900,000

MLS#: FX9978626
12 Bed, 18 Bath
8125 Sqft, 5 Acres
Residential

5702 Fern Hill Run

MCLEAN, VA
$7,700,000

MLS#: FX9867327
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
5400 Sqft, 5.4 Acres
Residential

5702 Fern Hill Run

MCLEAN, VA
$7,400,000

MLS#: FX10066769
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
5400 Sqft, 5.4 Acres
Residential

604 Boyle Ln

MCLEAN, VA
$6,975,000

MLS#: FX9891366
6 Bed, 8½ Bath
9720 Sqft, 4.77 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX8314584

7022 Green Oak Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$5,999,999

MLS#: FX8314584
4 Bed, 6½ Bath
6508 Sqft, 5.01 Acres
Residential

820 Herbert Springs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$5,600,000

MLS#: FX10004807
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
7784 Sqft, 1.91 Acres
Residential

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7020 Green Oak Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$5,500,000

MLS#: FX7898436
8 Bed, 9½ Bath
9200 Sqft, 5.04 Acres
Residential

11521 Potomac Rd

LORTON, VA
$4,949,000

MLS#: FX9832003
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
15213 Sqft, 11.1 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9824807

703 Potomac Knolls Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$4,750,000

MLS#: FX9824807
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
12000 Sqft, 2.44 Acres
Residential

4736 Neptune Dr

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$3,495,000

MLS#: FX9902940
4 Bed, 5 Bath
5602 Sqft, 0.5 Acres
Residential

833 Herbert Springs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$3,200,000

MLS#: FX9915414
7 Bed, 7 Bath
10000 Sqft, 1.31 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #PW8622783

103 Poplar Ln

OCCOQUAN, VA
$2,799,000

MLS#: PW8622783
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
10049 Sqft, 0.36 Acres
Residential

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7024 Green Oak Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$2,726,500

MLS#: FX9956185
5 Bed, 7 Bath
12365 Sqft, 2.41 Acres
Residential

147 Waterfront St #301

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
$2,693,000

MLS#: PG9666275
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3850 Sqft
Residential

4005 Belle Rive Ter

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,500,000

MLS#: FX10047975
7 Bed, 5½ Bath
6400 Sqft, 1.94 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9559175

11224 Sorrel Ridge Ln

OAKTON, VA
$2,490,000

MLS#: FX9559175
7 Bed, 9½ Bath
11025 Sqft, 2.34 Acres
Residential

 

Waterfront Homes in the Washington DC Metro AreaTo a large extent, the image that comes to mind for Washington metropolitan area waterfront homes is that of extended views, wide expanses of water, dock rights and the ability to easily enjoy all that the Potomac has to offer. This is one of the country's best known waterways and in fact, was nicknamed the 'Nation's River' long ago. From the nation's earliest settler days to the World War II era, this large body of water facilitated trade, transportation and industrial use, including the Navy Yard, once the country's premiere naval shipbuilding facility. Today, waterfront properties include everything from expansive estates directly at the Potomac's edge to exciting new multi-family developments along Anacostia's revitalized deep water channel.

Waterfront homes in Washington Metro are usually associated with high prices and for good reason. Affluent communities such as Alexandria, Bellvue, Great Falls, Lorton, McLean and the Palisades are known for upscale homes and when you add a rarefied waterfront element it boosts the value even higher. This isn't to say that all homes on the water exist at the highest reaches of the market. There are a number of more affordable options. Fort Washington, Maryland is a popular neighborhood that offers not only high-end waterfront properties but listings that are relatively modest in price. Reston, Virginia is another community offering some competitively priced homes.

There is always a matter of degrees when discussing waterfront properties. One buyer may be seeking the solitude of kayaking along a marshy stream while another may want to opportunity to sail on a bay, or a home where kids can swim. There's also the social aspect of homes that provide the perfect venue for entertaining, with terraces and lawns that overlook a large body of water. Waterfront homes in Washington Metro have much to offer at a variety of price levels. From a contemporary lakefront condo in Reston for $250,000 to a $45 million embassy style estate on a large wooded lot overlooking a river below, there is truly something for everyone who loves being near the water.

 

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Listing information last updated on October 21st, 2017 at 2:48am EDT.