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Genevieve Concannon

Arlington Real Estate Analysis


Just for you…I have taken some time to break down what is going on in Arlington, Virginia real estate for those of you who are interested in knowing what is going on. Where my favorite areas are, what is hot, and what is not. Always feel free to ask me what neighborhoods have great things going on in them, I know that’s going on in Arlington, Virgina real estate. I have my finger on the pulse…

Orange Line – You want to be in the middle of it all? Hop on the Washington DC Metro’s Orange line and take some time to discover the amazing neighborhoods rich with history and character while taking in some delightful cuisine and hot shopping to boot! The Orange line will carry you from Vienna to New Carrolton; however, you must experience Arlington’s Rosslyn (Arts district), Courthouse (fun dining, shops and of course, a  Courthouse!), Clarendon (hot, hot, hot real estate, dining, dancing, live music, shops and then some), Virginia Square/Ballston (quite during the day, but beginning to bustle at night with new development and new restaurants popping up all of the time). I have said you can bleed orange, and that isn’t just because I’m a Longhorn, it is because my favorite line to take off of the Metro is the Orange Line in Arlington because it has some of the best and most desirable real estate around.
Rosslyn– With the new Artisphere and sophisticated, luxury, Vegas Inspired condominiums such as the LEED rated Turnberry Towers which have immaculate views across the Potomac of historic Georgetown, those who desire the convenience and proximity to the District opt to live in Rosslyn. Those Turnberry Towers have been the number one selling condominium units in the DC Metro area for nearly a year running and I can totally see why; they have beauty, brains and -ahem- location, location, location. My favorite things about Rosslyn: It would probably have to be the free salsa lessons at the Artisphere. Who is going to pass that up?! Added bonus about Rosslyn- you can walk to Georgetown Cupcake and not have to find a place to park over there!
Courthouse– The name doesn’t say it all; yes, there is a Courthouse here, however, you will soon find that Courthouse has much fun and inspiration to be offered! The historic Colonial Village (original master planned community in our country) can be found in Courthouse, right next to the imperial Ray’s Hell Burger (locally owned and operated famous hamburgers). For those looking to rest their head in luxury, you can find the Odyssey (a fantastically designed, award winning class A condominium development) or if Chicago loft is more your style, take a peek at Abdo development’s Wooster Mercer lofts which boast floor to ceiling windows, exposed duct work and trusses and the cool factor- how about repurposed exposed brick which is originally from the DC Children’s Museum? Cool. Treat yourself to yummy Thai at Sawatadee or get some amazing Latin American food at GuaRapo. Courthouse is a great place to call home. My favorite things about Courthouse: I have to say that I love that you can find ample parking in the Courthouse garage that is free after 5pm. That is pretty fine of you County of Arlington. Mighty fine of you, indeed. Also, I love that Bayou Bakery is within walking distance and makes the most decadent hot chocolate you will ever have.
Clarendon – Hip, fun, sophisticated and ready for you to call it home, Clarendon is a wonderful district along the Orange Line. Every Wednesday there is a farmer’s market outside of the Metro Stop at Highland. Live music at Iota- meet you there! Sustainable cuisine from a locally owned and operated family restaurant- try any of the 3 sister restaurants, Northside Social (fantastic boutique wine and coffee- all locally or sustainably sourced), Liberty Tavern (upscale bar with sophisticated, season and locally sourced cuisine), or the newest addition, Lyon Hall (a culinary experience to try!). Looking for some good shopping, intermixed in the fun, you’ll find ,many locally owned shops (Revolution Cycles or how about Max and Ruffy’s). Central to the shops in Clarendon is a Whole Foods grocery which can be packed on weekends, but offers a very convenient solution to your healthy living and sustainable food needs! Clarendon isn’t just luxury condos like the beautiful concierge style Phoenix, but there are tremendous opportunities with single family homes; new development as infill is typically green built and tends to stay very true to the craftsman and bungalow styles. Whatever style you’re looking for in real estate, stick with me, and we’ll find it for you in Clarendon. My favorite things about Clarendon: Oh my goodness. This is a difficult one, because I love Clarendon. I totally do. I love Northside Social because I get a vanilla steamer from them and it tastes like a warm vanilla milkshake, but less calories. I love Clarendon’s hidden retail shops down Filmore like Bakeshop and Screwtop that you have to stumble upon behind 1021 Clarendon. I love that you’ll see girls in mini-skirts next to women in suits looking perfectly confident and I love that you’ll see men of all ages staring at them in Clarendon. People watching is the best from a rooftop in Clarendon.
Ballston– Getting close to the end of the Arlington Orange line, you’ll hit Virginia Square that is mere blocks away from Ballston. During the day, Ballston is primarily an office scene; however, there is a great mix of condominium life dappled along this desirable area. The Ballston Commons Mall houses the Kettler ice rink when the Nationals call home and a large movie theater and Macy’s to anchor the shops. Finding a cheap place to park is easy when you have the Ballston mall’s parking garage available! Grab a healthy lunch at the brand new SweetGreen on Wilson (I get the guacomole greens-it is awesome!) or hop on down to the Matusaki for your sushi fix. Believe it or not, there is a dance-scene in the Ballston Mall… Union Jacks has a great night life, and isn’t too far from the Metro! For great housing in the Ballston area, The Residences at Liberty Towers has the nice finishes that today’s homeowner is looking for, and the Continental has that luxury look and feel of a concierge style property. My favorite things about Ballston: Ballston, like Nauck is like the sleeper area of the Orange line. People don’t realize that it is pretty darn cool. It just got a Sweetgreen for cryin’ out loud. I like that there is a cheap parking garage, a Metro within walking distance of my office and a place to go watch hockey players training all within 3 blocks. I like that you can walk from Harris Teeter to my office and not pass a Starbucks. I like that you can go to Fresh Nails and see Ewyann and KoKo for a mani-pedi and they will give you a hug because they actually remember you from the last time and I like that in Ballston, the condos are affordable for my clients and they still get to go play in Clarendon!

Douglas Park – A community founded in 1927, Douglas Park is a sleepy neighborhood encircled by Fort Barnard (one of the original bastions protecting our nation’s capitol, Washington DC), Four Mile Run and the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad; Fort Berry and Washington Avenue to the north and northwest, and the Washington-Virginia Electric Railway line and the community of Nauck to the east. In this adorable community you can trust in the amazing convenience of proximity to Central Arlington, main thoroughfares such as Glebe and Walter Reed to get you where you need to go in a jiff! A wonderful mix of bungalows, capecods, some enormous Queen Annes and even some rustic ramblers, there is no lack for charm in Douglas Park real estate.  My favorite things about Douglas Park: the warmth of the neighborhood and there are so many different types of home styles in the area. I also love all of the parks that are dappled through the area.
Nauck – Crossing over Walter Reed from Douglas Park in South Arlignton, you will find the amazing historic neighborhood of Nauck. Originally a part of the Freedman’s colonies, Nauck has remained a very stable and quite community set up on the hill overlooking South Arlington. Fort Barnard Park, one of Arlington County’s many parks beckons you to take a look at this desirable and affordable neighborhood. New construction speckles through the hills and peaks of Nauck. You can find federal style row houses, single family ramblers and even the occasional craftsman. Nauck real estate offers its residence a tight sense of community, lovely parks and that same amazing convenience that sometimes seems out of reach for people who want to live in Arlington. Let me be the first to tell you, Nauck is not out of reach. This community is the gem of attainable South Arlington real estate set not even a mile from the Village of Shirlington, Nauck and it’s Douglas Park counterpart offer shops, restaurants and the fabulous W &OD trail just a stones throw away. My favorite things about Nauck: It is totally a sleeper community. People don’t really know about it yet, but the people who live here sure do care about their sense of community. They host Community Pride day complete with a festival and everything. There is even a historic WalkAbout for the Nauck Neighborhood. It is also perched up on a hill, which gives many homes awesome skyline views.
Shirlington– In the last few years, Shirlington has seen a major re-vamping of its image. The quite Village of Shirlington now offers a very community oriented, live-work-play atmosphere which is all at the center of Arlington’s ART bus transportation hub. For those who seek a community that truly has the feel of a small town, with the urban wow factor, Shirlington must speak to you as a place to live in Arlington! From condominiums, townhouses and lofts to the bungalows across Four Mile Run, Shirlington offers the city dweller shops, restaurants, theaters and even a main Arlington Library. Bordered by the W O&D hike and bike trail and plenty of park land, Shirlington is a wonderful place to experience Arlington County’s green space. Shirlington real estate is interesting and fun, kitschy and cute and  most of all, highly desirable. My favorite things about Shirlington: People take their pooches around to the restaurants with them! There are dog bowls outside of the patios and people have their labs and poodles leashed up while they chat with friends and have a glass of wine. There is also an indie-movie theatre! Plus, they have events around the holidays and just for fun- like in October, the Octoberfest and Shirlie’s Girls Night out! How rockin’ is that?!

Arlington Real Estate Listings

Sold Listings in Arlington

1418 Rhodes STREET, Unit B107 Arlington, VA 22209
Photo of 1418 Rhodes STREET, Unit B107, Arlington, VA 22209 (MLS # 1000140704)
2 beds 3 baths 1,832 sqft $837,000
1202 Jackson STREET N Arlington, VA 22201
Photo of 1202 Jackson STREET N, Arlington, VA 22201 (MLS # 1000115818)
4 beds 4 baths 3,128 sqft $1,387,100
4865 28th STREET S, Unit B Arlington, VA 22206
Photo of 4865 28th STREET S, Unit B, Arlington, VA 22206 (MLS # 1000112354)
2 beds 2 baths 1,126 sqft $549,900
2016 Glebe ROAD Arlington, VA 22204
Photo of 2016 Glebe ROAD, Arlington, VA 22204 (MLS # 1000107900)
3 beds 3 baths $569,900
1146 Taylor STREET N Arlington, VA 22201
Photo of 1146 Taylor STREET N, Arlington, VA 22201 (MLS # 1005919025)
3 beds 4 baths 1,836 sqft $749,900
128 Wise STREET S Arlington, VA 22204
Photo of 128 Wise STREET S, Arlington, VA 22204 (MLS # 1005918443)
2 beds 3 baths $576,000
3435 Kemper ROAD Arlington, VA 22206
2 beds 3 baths $612,000
1230 Danville STREET Arlington, VA 22201
3 beds 4 baths 2,246 sqft $1,099,000
3425 Wakefield STREET S Arlington, VA 22206
Photo of 3425 Wakefield STREET S, Arlington, VA 22206 (MLS # 1005233335)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $496,200
4304 34th STREET S, Unit B1 Arlington, VA 22206
Photo of 4304 34th STREET S, Unit B1, Arlington, VA 22206 (MLS # 1004404559)
2 beds 2 baths 1,351 sqft $425,000
4628 4th ROAD N Arlington, VA 22203
Photo of 4628 4th ROAD N, Arlington, VA 22203 (MLS # 1004131033)
3 beds 4 baths 2,106 sqft $820,000
2000 Dinwiddie STREET N Arlington, VA 22207
Photo of 2000 Dinwiddie STREET N, Arlington, VA 22207 (MLS # 1004012383)
2 beds 2 baths 960 sqft $560,000
1310 S Quinn St Arlington, VA 22204
Photo of 1310 S Quinn St, Arlington, VA 22204 (MLS # 1001617117)
3 beds 3 baths 2,850 sqft $759,230
1021 Arlington BOULEVARD, Unit 1143 Arlington, VA 22209
Photo of 1021 Arlington BOULEVARD, Unit 1143, Arlington, VA 22209 (MLS # 1001614739)
1 bed 1 bath 716 sqft $175,000
2203 12th COURT N, Unit #32 Arlington, VA 22201
2 beds 3 baths 1,566 sqft $590,000

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Arlington School Districts

Arlington County Public Schools

Arlington Schools

Randolph Elementary School
PK-5, public
Abingdon Elementary School
PK-5, public
Ashlawn Elementary School
PK-5, public
Barcroft Elementary School
PK-5, public
Barrett Elementary School
PK-5, public
Drew Model Elementary School
PK-5, public
Francis Scott Key Elementary School
PK-5, public
Glebe Elementary School
PK-5, public
Carlin Springs Elementary School
PK-5, public
Henry Elementary School
PK-5, public
Jamestown Elementary School
PK-5, public
Jefferson Middle School
6-8, public
Kenmore Middle School
6-8, public
Long Branch Elementary School
PK-5, public
McKinley Elementary School
PK-5, public
Nottingham Elementary School
PK-5, public
Oakridge Elementary School
PK-5, public
Arlington Traditional
PK-5, public
Swanson Middle School
6-8, public
Taylor Elementary School
PK-5, public
Tuckahoe Elementary School
PK-5, public
Wakefield High School
9-12, public
Washington Lee High School
9-12, public
Williamsburg Middle School
6-8, public
Yorktown High School
9-12, public