This is one of the most popular neighborhoods for new construction homes in the D.C. area — but why do developers love it so much? Join the Keri Shull Team as we tell you everything you need to know about the Ashton Heights neighborhood of Arlington.
And, as always, if you have any questions about Arlington real estate, please contact the Keri Shull Team, the No. 1 top-selling real estate team in the Washington, D.C. area.
Finding the Heights of Arlington
Ashton Heights is a tree-lined, residential neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia. It sits just to the south of the bustling Orange Line neighborhoods, meaning Ashton Heights offers amazing access to Arlington’s urban conveniences. Although new housing developments are moving into Ashton Heights, the neighborhood has retained a friendly and peaceful community atmosphere.
Like many neighborhoods in Arlington, Ashton Heights has a history stretching back to the early 20th century. At the beginning of the 1900s, the area that is now Ashton Heights was mostly farmland. However, as the trolley system began to connect Arlington’s disparate neighborhoods, more and more homes were built in Ashton Heights. The area saw another boom beginning in the 1980s, when the Washington Metro further improved transit in Arlington and Ashton Heights.
Living in a Slice of History
Ashton Heights is a protected historic district. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, over 80 years after it was first subdivided. The 781 contributing properties in the neighborhood represent an important sector of architectural history. All told, the beautiful and historic homes in the area are crucial to the unique character and atmosphere of the neighborhood.
Although there are many styles of homes in the protected district of Ashton Heights, the most notable properties are indicative of early 20th century fads. Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Cape Cod are all common architectural styles in Ashton Heights, though other home layouts are increasingly popular in the housing market.
Getting Around Arlington
Because Ashton Heights is so close to the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, residents can easily access the Orange Line via Ballston-MU Metro station with no hassle!
If you would rather eschew public transit, Ashton Heights also offers convenient access to some of the main throughways in the D.C. area. The neighborhood is bordered on three sides by major roads. Arlington Boulevard lies to the south and Glebe Road lies to the west. Because of this, people living in Ashton Heights should have no trouble taking advantage of everything offered in Northern Virginia and the D.C. area.
Finally, Ashton Heights is notable for having great access for cyclists. With a Bike Score of 90, most commutes and daily errands can be accomplished via bike. This is great news for people looking to live on a budget in the Washington D.C. area or skip D.C.’s infamous traffic.
Owning a Home in the Heights
In general, houses in Ashton Heights hold their value and appreciate well, meaning buying a home in the neighborhood can be a smart investment for many people.
There are many different types of homes on the market in Ashton Heights, a relic of the neighborhood’s history. Just by walking down the streets of this area, you can find homes varying from colonials, craftsmen, bungalows, cape cod homes and more.
Many residents of Ashton Heights own their homes — and it’s not hard to see why! The neighborhood offers amazing access to public transit and urban conveniences without sacrificing a close-knit community atmosphere.
Finding a Home in Ashton Heights
At the Keri Shull Team, we have hundreds of off-market properties that you cannot find online or anywhere else…and we want to give you priority access to these homes before they even go on the market!
The market is red hot in Ashton Heights right now, with lots of new construction homes going up in the area… so if you want to find a home in this neighborhood, you need to have every advantage that you can get!
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I-395 Ramp Closure — “Beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-395 to eastbound Boundary Channel Drive (Exit 9/Clark Street) and the eastbound Boundary…
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Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Arlington last month, October 2023.
Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.
Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!
The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to
2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin
Saturday, December 2
Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.