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Homes for sale in Arlington – Clone

Arlington

Average Home Prices

$729,660Lowest
$817,000Average
$3,608,400Highest

Average Home Statistics

In Terms of
4No. of beds
4No. of baths
1,627 sq. ft.Square feet

Average Home Prices

Per Square Feet
$715Lowest
$614Average
$513Highest

Introduction

Luxury Homes for Sale in Arlington, VA
If waking up to crisp and clean morning air, having a great view of the waterfront, seeing cherry blossoms each spring, and enjoying easy access to top amenities are your idea of a good life, Arlington, VA might be the right place for you.

Located approximately 5 miles from Washington, Arlington, VA is an urban county that has safe communities, an abundance of outstanding green spaces, friendly neighbors, and stellar luxury homes for sale.

Arlington, VA: An Overview

    Spanning approximately 26 square miles, Arlington, VA is one of the smallest urban counties in the country. Its small size notwithstanding, Arlington boasts an incredibly storied past, with the county having witnessed several key events in United States history.

    For instance, Arlington, VA played a significant role during the later part of the American Civil War, when Union troops occupied the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1861 and turned it into a military stronghold.

    By the 1900s, Arlington County would experience significant growth and urbanization with the establishment of streetcar lines. These lines helped connect the county to Washington, D.C., spurring the development of suburban neighborhoods in the area.

    During the years following the Second World War, Arlington would become home to the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Its construction would further transform the region, attracting businesses and corporations to the area.

    The 1980s through the 1990s would see Arlington County continue the urban planning efforts it started in the 1950s, with a renewed focus on mixed-use development, and transit-oriented design. These efforts helped revitalize the area's older neighborhoods and attracted even more businesses and residents.

    Today, Arlington County is a vibrant community with a diverse population, and one of the best-educated workforces creating the basis for a strong economy, all of which help make it one of the best places to live in the Washington metropolitan area.

Living In Arlington, VA

    Considered one of the best places to live in Northern Virginia—if not the entire country—Arlington takes pride in its thriving neighborhoods, exceptional amenities, rich history, and the high quality of life it offers to its residents.

    Continue reading, as we explore what you need to know about living in this wonderful historic urban county.

    Schools

    Families will be delighted to know that Arlington, VA has some of the best schools in the nation, with the county’s public elementary schools often scoring 9/10, and many being in the top 20% of Virginia public schools. These schools include Arlington Traditional, Arlington Science Focus, and Glebe Elementary, all three of which are noted for their high scores when it comes to math and reading.

    According to statistics posted by Arlington Economic Development, the county has a 96% graduation rate for high school students, the majority of whom have already been exposed to college-level courses while still in high school.

    Pursuing higher education is easy, given that Arlington is home to a good number of colleges and universities. Among these is Marymount University, a private Catholic university that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in fields such as business, medicine, humanities, and law. Other leading higher education institutions in Arlington include George Mason University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia.

    Things to do

    With its rich history, central location, and abundant landmarks, there is no shortage of things to do in Arlington, VA. Some of the most popular things to do in this county include:

  • Go on a guided tour of The Pentagon. Those who have an interest in history can book a tour of the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Department of Defense and an enduring symbol of US military power. First established in 1976, the hour-long tours are available from Mondays to Thursdays. Those who go on the tour can observe several military displays within the complex, including the Hall of Heroes, which commemorates 3,400 recipients of the Medal of Honor.
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery. Another historic site, the Arlington National Cemetery offers tram tours complete with live narration and multiple stops throughout the cemetery. These stops include John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, the Memorial Amphitheatre,  the Nurses Memorial, Chaplains Hill, and The Tomb of the Unknowns. Other places you can visit in the cemetery include the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial, as well as a memorial dedicated to the victims of Pan Am Flight 103.
  • Walk (or bike!) along the Mount Vernon Trail. Looking to have a more physically active lifestyle? Take a trip to Arlington’s Mount Vernon Trail! Stretching 18 miles along the Potomac River’s western bank, Mount Vernon Trail is particularly good for hiking and cycling, making it popular among residents and tourists alike.
  • Browse art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Patrons of the arts will want to pay a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. One of the city’s most popular venues for contemporary artworks since 1974, this 17,000 sq ft venue is divided into 9 exhibition galleries and hosts around 12 exhibitions every year. Aside from showcasing artworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington also organizes panel discussions and art classes throughout the year.
  • Catch musicals at the Signature Theatre. If you enjoy theater you’ll love the Signature. An icon in the Arlington theater scene, the Signature Theatre is a Tony Award-winning performance venue hosting year-round contemporary and classical performances, including classics such as Sweeney Todd and Les Miserables.
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Where to eat

    Arlington, VA has some fantastic dining spots. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in the area:

  • Ruthie’s All-Day. Located on 5th Street South, Ruthie's All-Day is a charming diner best known for its family-friendly atmosphere and amazing food. Despite being relatively new to the Arlington dining scene, Ruthie’s All-Day is now considered a community favorite, thanks to its classic menu with meals made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
  • Lyon Hall. A European-style brasserie, Lyon Hall is another popular dining spot for Arlington residents. Located in a historic art deco building right in the very heart of Clarendon, Lyon Hall is famous for serving top-notch Belgian/German/French-inspired fare, as well as for having an extensive wine and beer list.
  • The Salt Line. Those with an appetite for fresh seafood and expertly crafted cocktails should head to The Salt Line. Originally a Washington-based restaurant, The Salt Line has since expanded to Arlington. The menu created by Chef Matt Singer features lobster rolls and stuffed clams as well as baked cod and seafood chowders.
  • Where to shop
    Living in Arlington, VA means having access to everything from high-end boutiques and designer labels to vintage stores. Here are some of our favorite shopping destinations in and around Arlington, VA:

  • Ballston Quarter. Originally named the Parkington Shopping Center when it opened in 1951, the Ballston Quarter was one of the first major suburban shopping centers in the Washington, D.C., area. Spanning a total of 589,000,000 square feet, the mall is home to an amazing variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment spaces, and counts Macy's and Regal Cinemas as some of its anchors.
  • Fashion Center at Pentagon City. The largest shopping mall in Arlington, Fashion Center at Pentagon City has well over 170 retail and dining establishments, including some of the most sought-after names in retail such as Nordstrom, Macy's, Apple, Coach, and Zara. 
  • The Crossing Clarendon. Nestled in the middle of a vibrant walking district, The Crossing Clarendon houses several national and regional chain stores as well as local independent boutiques. In addition to providing a top-tier shopping experience to Arlington residents,  The Crossing Clarendon is also a proponent of environmental causes, proof of which is its very own urban beehives on its rooftop.

Arlington, VA Real Estate Scene

    Single-family homes make up the bulk of luxury homes for sale in Arlington, VA. The oldest of these properties date back to the 1920s and are mostly built in the English, Tudor, Colonial, and Spanish styles. Luxury homes for sale in Arlington, VA tend to have square footage of over 2,000 square feet and can have upwards of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. These homes tend to be well-maintained and recently renovated, which means buyers get to enjoy modern features such as open floor plans, energy-efficient HVAC systems, improved weather-proofing, and top-of-the-line appliances alongside more traditional finishes.

    There is also a considerable selection of luxury condos in Arlington. Luxury condos in Arlington, VA come in different forms and layouts, from sleek modern studios to more opulent three-bedroom flats. They often come fitted with in-demand features such as gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, spa-style bathrooms, and premium appliances and finishes.

    Where to find luxury homes for sale in Arlington, VA

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    It’s easy to find luxury homes for sale in Arlington, VA as they tend to be concentrated in a select number of neighborhoods. These include the following:

  • Berkshire Oakwood. A historic neighborhood bordered by East Falls Church to the west and Langston Boulevard to the south, Berkshire Oakwood offers properties that date back to the 1930s and 1940s, most of which have been lovingly maintained and restored. A good number of new construction luxury homes can also be found in the neighborhood, many of which come with up-to-date amenities such as open floor plans, improved HVAC systems, and even electric car chargers.
  • Dover Balmoral Riverwood. Located near the George Washington Parkway, Dover Balmoral Riverwood is noted for its beautiful wooded streets. Homes in this neighborhood have an average sale price of $1.7 million and are known for being some of the largest and most spacious in the area.
  • Crescent Hills. Nestled right in between Williamsburg Boulevard and Yorktown Boulevard, Crescent Hills is a little pocket neighborhood populated mainly by brick ramblers and ranch-style homes dating back to the mid-1950s. Aside from its older housing stock, Arlington’s Crescent Hills neighborhood also has newer luxury builds, most of which come fitted with everything from attached guest suites, premium finishes and appliances, and other modern, in-demand features.
  • Crescent Hills. Nestled right in between Williamsburg Boulevard and Yorktown Boulevard, Crescent Hills is a little pocket neighborhood populated mainly by brick ramblers and ranch-style homes dating back to the mid-1950s. Aside from its older housing stock, Arlington’s Crescent Hills neighborhood also has newer luxury builds, most of which come fitted with everything from attached guest suites, premium finishes and appliances, and other modern, in-demand features.
  • Country Club Hills. Built on the site of the Civil War-era Grunwell estate, Country Club Hills is an affluent neighborhood that counts politicians, celebrities, media personalities, and sports icons among its residents. The majority of the homes in this neighborhood were built during the 1920s through the 1940s and reflect the prevailing architectural styles of those periods. As with the other neighborhoods in Arlington, Country Club Hills also counts modern, contemporary-style luxury homes among its in-demand housing stock.
  • Rosslyn. Located in the northeastern portion of Arlington, Rosslyn is one of the county's many villages and is noted for being a major economic player in the Washington D.C. area. The neighborhood of choice for those looking to live near the business district, Rosslyn has a selection of luxury condos, many of which come fully furnished with high-tech appliances and home systems, as well as spa-style bathrooms and gourmet-quality kitchens. In addition, these luxury condos also feature white-glove concierge services and access to five-star amenities such as pools and gyms.

Real Estate FAQs

    At present, Arlington, VA is considered a seller's market, which means that the number of people looking to buy properties exceeds the current housing inventory. That said, buyers know that their new properties are solid investments, as Arlington's housing market is among the most stable in the country.

    Is it expensive to live in Arlington, VA? Arlington, VA is expensive to live in when compared to other areas with PayScale noting the area's cost of living to be 41% higher than the national average. However, Arlington, VA has one of the highest median household incomes in the entire state, with its residents earning an annual median household income of $128,145—almost double the national average of $69,021. 

Discover Luxury Homes For Sale in Arlington, VA with Ariana Loucas

    In the market for a luxury home in Arlington, VA? Get in touch with me, Ariana Loucas.

    A 5-star rated REALTOR® in DC, MD, and VA, I have years of experience in the industry and have helped countless clients find their dream homes.

    Operating under Douglas Elliman, I take my time to listen to my clients to fully understand their preferences regarding their desired properties as well as ascertain their financial goals. This in-depth and hands-on approach—coupled with extensive knowledge of the local market and my negotiation skills equip me to help you find an Arlington, VA luxury home that meets every aspect of your desired lifestyle.

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