Swan Point provides a peaceful DC experience

Various neighborhoods within a metro area often have vastly different characters and serve distinct populations. If you are looking at homes for sale in Washington, DC, it is wise to consider what environment you're looking for, and try to find an area to match. For example, those seeking a leisure-filled, natural region outside the city may want to consider Swan Point.

Situated on the northern banks of the Potomac River, on Maryland's southern tip, Swan Point offers a peaceful waterfront community perfect for families and seniors. With a golf course, plenty of waterfront activities and tree-lined streets, this community emphasizes the neighborhood feeling that some say is lacking in the District's downtown communities.

"When we first moved here, I [sort of] felt like, 'I'm really out here,'" Bonnie Douglas told The Washington Post. "But it's definitely worth the distance. It's a good lifestyle."

The strong sense of community among residents makes Swan Point a common choice for people looking to move on from the fast-paced life of the city and toward a more relaxing, family-oriented existence.

In the past year, houses in Swan Point have sold for prices ranging from $274,000 to $595,000, according to a local real estate agency. If you are searching for a home slightly removed from the bustle, you may want to check out some of the houses available in Swan Point.