Neighborhood Spotlight: The Berkshire Oakwood neighborhood

Conveniently located minutes from D.C., Arlington provides the best of both worlds — an urban feel in some areas closer to the metro; and quiet neighborhoods with parks and amazing schools. Being so close to D.C. and still feeling close to nature is a part of what makes Arlington unique.

Berkshire Oakwood is a well-established community of single-family homes that sits less than 9 miles from Washington, D.C. and is within walking distance of the East Falls Metro Station, along with shops and restaurants. This quiet neighborhood features a unique mixture of architecture, ranging from vintage Tudor and Cape Cod to Colonial and Modern.

Berkshire Oakwood began its modern day residential development in the early 1930s, not long before East Falls Church broke away from Falls Church to become part of Arlington County. Many of the homes in the community were built in the 1930s and 1940s, with construction resuming again after the end of World War II when building materials again became plentiful. While some of the older homes have retained most of their original charm, others have been extensively remodeled from top to bottom. Regardless of when the homes were built, they all feature detailed craftsmanship. 

The East Falls Church Metro is right at the western edge, and the transit-oriented nature of the area has contributed to a continuing evolution. A number of streets are being improved to provide better walkability, with the goal of continued increase in restaurants, retail and a “boulevard” type of experience.

Lee Harrison Shopping Center is close by, allowing for easy access to Harris Teeter, hair and nail salons, Perfect Pointe, and Jhoon Rhee Martial Arts. Don’t want to cook dinner? Stop by the family-owned pie-tanza, where Italian food and gourmet wood-fired pizza are always available in a family friendly environment, or Sushi-Zen, also family-owned and voted Best Sushi Restaurant in Arlington. Looking for dessert? La Moo Creamery and Duck Donuts offer a sweet treat for everyone.

Lee Community Center is also within walking distance and families with younger kids can participate in the Cooperative Playgroup, while everyone is invited to Lee’s Arts Center. Outside of the community center you’ll find a lighted basketball court, children’s playground, baseball field, and butterfly garden.

Berkshire Oakwood provides easy access to multiple trails that run along the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail, which is perfect for residents who like to jog, walk or bike.

Please reach out to me if you want to learn more about neighborhoods in Arlington and around the region.

Colleen Wright | 703-887-1410 | [email protected] | |

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

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