Stunning Waterfront Views

Luxury Waterfront Condos

There may not be an ocean in the immediate vicinity of Washington, DC, but the mighty Potomac River and other bodies of water provide an ideal setting for luxury waterfront condominiums and cooperatives. The most desirable units within these upscale buildings are those offering a water view, whether from large windows or from private outdoor spaces such as balconies or decks. You’ll find these posh dwellings throughout many parts of the metropolitan region, including neighborhoods in DC itself as well as Alexandria, Arlington, and parts of Maryland such as National Harbor.

Luxury Waterfront Condos Stats

Average Price $949K
Lowest Price $100K
Highest Price $60M
Total Listings 16,130
Avg. Price/SQFT $803

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3150 South St Nw #ph2a, WASHINGTON

$10,500,000

↓ $750,000

3150 South St Nw #ph2a, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 6 Baths 6,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2114220

GEORGETOWN

601 Wharf St Sw #ph5, WASHINGTON

$8,290,000

↓ $100,000

601 Wharf St Sw #ph5, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,410 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2095612

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

601 Wharf St Sw #1001, WASHINGTON

$6,700,000

↓ $200,000

601 Wharf St Sw #1001, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,660 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2089602

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

5 Pioneer Mill Way #501, ALEXANDRIA

$4,550,000

↓ $300,000

5 Pioneer Mill Way #501, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,771 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2025304

ROBINSON LANDING

601 Wharf St Sw #ph4, WASHINGTON

$4,500,000

↓ $370,000

601 Wharf St Sw #ph4, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,940 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2095604

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

3303 Water St Nw #5g, WASHINGTON

$4,495,000

3303 Water St Nw #5g, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,950 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2044418

GEORGETOWN

225 Strand St #501, ALEXANDRIA

$4,295,000

225 Strand St #501, ALEXANDRIA

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,800 SqFt Residential MLS® # VAAX2034458

OLD TOWN HISTORIC

3150 South St Nw #2a, WASHINGTON

$3,995,000

↓ $205,000

3150 South St Nw #2a, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,395 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2122038

GEORGETOWN

3303 Water St Nw #6h, WASHINGTON

$3,500,000

3303 Water St Nw #6h, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,168 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2125884

GEORGETOWN

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #714-s, WASHINGTON

$3,333,000

2500 Virginia Ave Nw #714-s, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,735 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2136006

WATERGATE

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #801, WASHINGTON

$3,150,000

2700 Virginia Ave Nw #801, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,660 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2147892

FOGGY BOTTOM

601 Wharf St Sw #1006, WASHINGTON

$2,600,000

↓ $220,000

601 Wharf St Sw #1006, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,135 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2089566

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

Luxury Waterfront Condos & Coops, Washington Metro

If detached single-family homes in Washington Metro’s commuter suburbs account for the largest number of residential sales, it is the high-rise coastline condo towers that grab the most attention. It is also worth noting that waterfront neighborhoods are among the most active when it comes to new development and redevelopment. The Wharf in Washington’s Southwest Waterfront is a prime example of ambitious redevelopment, resulting in completely transformed mile-long stretch along the Potomac River and Washington Channel, with new docks, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and high-end condo buildings like VIO, and Amaris.

Not far from The Wharf (formerly known as District Wharf), another DC transformation continues. The Navy Yard neighborhood is becoming one of the hottest tickets in town, from Nationals Park (home to MLB’s Washington Nationals) and the Ballpark District to new condo towers like Peninsula 88, and Watermark at Buzzard Point. This hotbed of new activity is happening at a portion of the Southeast quadrant where the Anacostia River, the Potomac River, and Washington Channel all come together, resulting in some spectacular water views as well as scenic walking trails and greenbelts.

Heading northwest, you’ll soon come to some of DC’s most venerable and sought-after waterfront addresses. The iconic Watergate complex in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, includes three residential cooperative towers that account for some of the top real estate sales on a regular basis. These mid-century modern apartments are often remodeled by the region’s top architects and interior designers. The buildings’ sweeping balconies offer some of the region’s most dramatic and direct views of the Potomac River. Right next-door is Georgetown, long celebrated for its top shops and restaurants, its prestigious real estate properties, and its famed waterfront. Coastline condos are a given here, including favorites like the Residences at Harbourside, Flour Mill, 3303 Water Street, and the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown.

The waterfront destination journey continues on the other side of the river. The Rosslyn waterfront neighborhood is often referred to as the Gateway to Arlington and is home to some of Washington Metro’s best-known coastal addresses. The aptly named Waterview features Le Meridien Hotel on the lower floors, with the Waterview condos on floors 14 through 30. Nearby is Turnberry Tower, known as the tallest condo building in Washington Metro.

Both of these buildings, as well as others in the area, feature spectacular views of the river and all the way across to Georgetown. Meanwhile, Old Town Alexandria is a true crown jewel. Founded in 1749, the former tobacco port is one of the nation’s top destination places, with 5-star restaurants, high-end boutique retailers, art galleries, quaint cobblestone streets, historic Federal-style rowhouses, and stunning waterfront condos like The Oronoco, and Robinson Landing.

The waterfront condos and co-ops mentioned above are but a sampling of the many luxury buildings in Washington Metro that are close to a body of water, or that offer water views. It’s also an evolving menu with numerous new development projects in the pipeline.

To learn more about waterfront condos and cooperatives for sale, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.


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Luxury Waterfront Condos & Coops, DC Metro FAQs

Q: Is the Potomac River the only body of water in Washington Metro?

A: No but it is the largest. The Anacostia River is another significant body of water, along with various lakes, streams, and tributaries.

Q: Do all waterfront condo and coop residences offer water views?

A: No, since there will invariably be at least one side of a building facing away from a coastline. Some buildings are shaped creatively in order to maximize the number of units with water views. An example is Amaris with its twisting façade.

Q: Are there any waterfront condos or co-ops with swimming pools?

A: There are quite a few, including Watergate, VIO, Amaris, Oronoco, and Turnberry Tower.

Q: When was the Watergate built?

A: The mixed-use complex was built over a period of years, from 1963 to 1971. There are six buildings in all, three of which are cooperative apartments: Watergate East, Watergate South, and Watergate West. These three buildings were delivered between 1965 and 1969.


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