For Sale in Arlington County, VA
Arlington County, VA Real Estate
Guide to Arlington VA Real Estate
What is Arlington, VA?
Arlington is vibrance! It is equal parts hustle and bustle, history and future, performance and play.
Set just a stone's throw from our Nation's Capital, Arlington is a haven of culture, diversity, sumptuous cuisines, thriving outdoor spaces, thriving communities, and education that's among the highest-grade in the United States.
The neighborhoods of Ballston, Clarendon, Courthouse, Crystal City, Lyon Village, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Virginia Square, and Westover, are just some of the places that make Arlington both bustling and peaceful and a town unlike any other you'll find in the Washington area (or anywhere beyond).
Once part of the Colony of Virginia and granted by Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the area is named for Henry Bennet, the 1st Earl of Arlington, who owned a plantation along the banks of the Potomac River. Washington Park Custis, Martha Washington's grandson, bought the plantation in 1802 and eventually passed it to his sister, Mary Anna Custis Lee, who was married to Confederate General Robert E. Lee (whose home, Arlington House, still stands atop a hill overlooking the city and is now the grounds on which Arlington Cemetery is sited).
Now, more than a century later, Arlington is a perfect marriage of rich history and cosmopolitan living. Home to more than 200,000 people and 42,000 families, Arlington is home to a cavalcade of characters. Residents live seamlessly amongst notable folks like Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine (who are brother and sister, in case you didn't know), Sandra Bullock, Katie Couric, Roberta Flack, and Zac Hanson.
There are endless opportunities for style of living in Arlington, too. Whether you're looking for a more urban vibe and prefer the condos and apartments of Ballston and Courthouse, or you're style is more in keeping with the neighborhoody feel of the tree-lined streets of Fairlington, the laid-back feel of Lower Arlington (the southern section of town that resides below Route 50) or the single-family homes of North Arlington, this is a place that's home to whatever kind of home you're looking for.
If you'd like to know how much it costs to live here, all you have to do is think about how hungry you are. We like to look at homes through the lens of our Cheeseburger Index. Developed with the help of The Economist, we've determined the number of Big Macs® you could buy for the same price as a home in Arlington. For the average price of a home here, you could buy 5,000 Big Macs®. As much as we love a good burger, we really do think that a home is a much better investment than the burgers ... and also much easier on your arteries.
And no matter where you'd like to call home, Century 21 Redwood and its REALTORS will help you find the place that fits you like a glove.
One of the greatest assets of Arlington--as it should be in any great community--is its outstanding educational opportunities. Home to colleges like Marymount and George Mason Universities, in addition to campuses for Argosy Univeristy, Banner College, Everest College, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Northern Virginia Community College (affectionately known around town as NOVA), Troy University, the Universities of New Haven and Oklahoma, and Westwood College, Arlington is a bastion of higher learning like no other.
The Arlington County Public School System, which is home to 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 high schools, is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. H.B. Woodlawn, one of the county's four high schools, was ranked as the very best high school in Virginia this year and was ranked as the 4th most challenging school in the entire Washington, DC area.
Getting around town here is a snap, too! With easy access to both the Orange (which serves Ballston, Virginia Square, Courthouse, and Rosslyn) and Blue (which serves Arlington Cemetery and Pentagon City) Lines of the Washington Metro system, you can be in almost any part of the DMV (that's DC/MD/VA for those of you playing along at home) in two shakes of a lamb's tail. If you prefer to drive, I-495, the storied DC Beltway is never far away. If you'd rather embrace a "green" approach and walk or ride a bike, Arlington has miles of paths and byways for your feet and your wheels.
Once you're home and no longer busy filling your (and your kids') minds with knowledge, Arlington has more ways for you to while away the hours than you could shake the proverbial stick at. Home to more than 150 parks, there are vast expanses of outdoor space where you can do anything from throwing a Frisbee, playing a game of catch, or simply lazing along verdant lawns and forgetting your cares for a time.
You can catch up on history at Arlington National Cemetery and, while you're there, visit the Eternal Flame, the site of John F. Kennedy's grave, as well as the Tomb of the Unknowns, and its stalwart guards from the Army's 3rd Infantry. You can visit the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, more commonly known as the "Iwo Jima" Memorial and its tribute to Marines who have laid down their lives defending our nation's flag, or the Air Force Memorial, which is one of Arlington's most spectacular sights at night.
Broaden your cultural horizons at Synetic or Signature Theatres. Take in brunch at The Carlyle Grand or grab a bite at any of the area's deliciously diverse ethnic hotspots, like El Pollo Rico, Kabob Palace, Cava Mezze, Bangkok 54, the Green Pig Bistro or countless others. There are so many great restaurants in town that you could, quite literally, eat out a new spot every day for a year and never visit the same place twice.
Arlington has it all.
And it's fun!
Arlington is home to the Washington Capitals' practice facility (you can check it out in Ballston if you're looking to see some great slap shots). No matter what Al Gore says, it's the birthplace of the Internet (it was originally created by the Defense Department Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The Pentagon, which is the largest building in the world, is so vast that is has six zip codes. The Rosslyn skyline is so distinctive, it's been featured in movies like Capt. America: Winter Soldiers, Minority Report, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, as well as on the hit show, House of Cards.
No matter your income, no matter your lifestyle, Arlington has the home for you. From apartments and condos, townhomes, or spacious single family homes, there's a neighborhood in Arlington for just about everyone. And no matter what your tastes, the REALTORS at Century 21 Redwood Realty will be here to help you find that place that doesn't just please your palate, but the places that will speak to your mind, your spirit, and your soul.
Come home to pleasant living. Come home to Arlington. Come home to Century 21 Redwood Realty.
Arlington Real Estate Blog
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Real Estate Market Stats
Basic Stats Overview
Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 2/7/2016
|Homes for Sale||445||-2.0%||-45.8%|
|Solds: 90 Day||536||-7.6%||-28.5%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.26%||-0.4%||-0.3%|
|90 Day Sold||$637,123||+0.4%||+1.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$570,000||+2.6%||+2.6%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||47.08||+10.7%||+21.8%|
|Homes for Sale||154||0.0%||-65.6%|
|Solds: 90 Day||209||-1.4%||-21.1%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.12%||-0.4%||-0.4%|
|90 Day Sold||$914,166||-2.4%||+2.7%|
|90 Day Sold||$799,000||-4.2%||-1.4%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||42.62||+14.0%||+22.3%|
|Homes for Sale||38||-31.6%||-100.0%|
|Solds: 90 Day||109||-12.8%||-24.8%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.93%||-0.6%||-0.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$587,072||+1.2%||-0.5%|
|90 Day Sold||$529,900||+1.9%||+3.5%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||33.51||+19.9%||+28.1%|
|Homes for Sale||253||+1.2%||-25.7%|
|Solds: 90 Day||218||-11.0%||-37.6%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.06%||-0.1%||+0.1%|
|90 Day Sold||$396,542||-0.3%||-6.6%|
|90 Day Sold||$349,950||-2.3%||-4.3%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||58.15||+6.3%||+21.5%|
What does the most expensive home in Arlington VA Real Estate look like?
412 CHAIN BRIDGE RD, MCLEAN, VA 22101
How about the least expensive?
1121 ARLINGTON BLVD #MP343, ARLINGTON, VA 22209
1881 NASH ST #306, ARLINGTON, VA 22209
Fairlington in History
Not only is Fairlington a Historic Neighborhood but the land has a rich history. The original land set aside in the 1788 ratification of the U.S. Constitution for the seat of the federal government lies within Fairlington. At that time Washington DC extended across the Potomac River.
I love the beautiful homes in Lyon Village. Prices vary from the mid-600's to well over 3 million. Just a short stroll to the shops and restaurants of Clarendon as well.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital
The folks take great care of our cats. Scheduling is always easy and the assistants as well as the primary vets are very attentive.
Overlee Pool and Community Center
Overlee pool is Arlington's most sought after community pool membership. The waiting list is rather legendary, rumored to be 7 years long, but if you are lucky enough to buy a house which conveys with a membership, you can skip to the top. The Flying Fish are a regular #1 spot among the NVSL Division One swimming league. Overlee was recently remodeled and features lap,dive, social and baby pools, clubhouse, volleyball court and playgrounds. Overlee also offers a competitive and developmental diving team, adult and youth swimming lessons, early and late season passes and exercise classes. Insider tip- if you can't get in, apply for an August pass, they are usually available as that's when the competitive swim and dive season is over.