10 Nieghborhoods in Arlington, VA New Home Buyers Should Know About

As a Custom Builder We Know it’s Location, Location, Location

  1. 3528_Schuerman_House_Drive_81959_005Westover: This stretch of Arlington feels like a small town in and of itself. Chain restaurants and shops are hard to find; locally owned and operated businesses thrive here. Close to the convenience of Ballston and the bustle of Washington, DC, Westover is a great place to put down roots. Older properties and rising land prices make this wonderful neighborhood prime territory for teardowns and Pop Tops as a new generation of Arlingtonian’s move in!
  2. Falls Church City: This tight-knit community covers just 2.2 square miles. Most necessities are just a walk away, and community events abound. This is a great neighborhood for families: most kids know one another from attending the excellent elementary and high schools in this district, and new homes are popping up left and right. Since 2010, the population in Falls Church City has increased 11 percent!
  3. Maywood: This neighborhood is for architecture lovers. Almost two out of three homes in Maywood were constructed between 1909 and 1925, and the local Landmark Review Board aims to keep the architectural integrity of this community.
  4. Bellevue Forest: Founded in 1938, this forested hideaway refuses to subdivide. This neighborhood is highly sought after for its privacy and wooded views. Residents can walk to Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Donaldson Run Park, and the Gulf Branch Nature Center. Popular styles include English Cottage, Colonial Revival, and English Tudor.
  5. Ballantrae Farms: You’ll be joining Colin Powell and Fred Thompson if you purchase a home in this exclusive suburb. Properties in Ballantrae Farms sell, on average, for about $3.8 million. Gorgeous homes and manicured acreage dot this neighborhood, which can be found on 123 past McLean’s Salona Village.
  6. Bluemont: With Ballston’s recent explosion in popularity and the upcoming renovation of the mall, real estate pros have their eyes on Bluemont. While demand for apartments and condos in Ballston climbs, adjacent neighborhoods can expect a surge in single family home rentals and purchases. Get in early: homes on the market in Bluemont typically sell in just 14 days.
  7. North Highlands: This hidden gem offers stunning views of the National Cathedral, easy access to GW Parkway, and to Rosslyn’s Metro stop. Residents are just a short walk or bike ride from DC, and living in variety of homes between gorgeous single family homes and affordably priced duplexes. It’s also a neat little community with a MOM’s Organic Market and the Custis Bike Trail nearby.
  8. Rosslyn: Rosslyn offers city living with brand new construction, luxury apartment buildings, and a vibrant social culture. With kids out of the house, many McLean and Falls Church suburbanites are trading in yard work and traffic for skyline views of DC and one-stop metro access to the museums and shops of downtown.
  9. Columbia Forest: First time homebuyers will love this neighborhood. Built in 1941 as housing for Pentagon employees, single family homes can regularly be had for $500,000 and below in Columbia Forest. Young families are taking advantage of the great location and pricing, all while getting access to Arlington’s fantastic public schools.
  10. Shirlington: This neighborhood is a dog lover’s paradise. Stores set out water bowls regularly, and there’s even a bakery that caters to canines. With the dog park near Four Mile Run, summer Wags n’ Whiskers pet expo, and doggy day care all found near Shirlington, this community is a no-brainer for pet owners!

Click here to read the full story at Arlington Magazine.com. If you’re considering a move, remember that at Paradigm Homes, it’s our mission to make your new house into your dream home. If you’re buying a lot to build a custom home in one of these wonderful neighborhoods or would like to renovate or Pop Top on an older home, make sure to contact us to get started.