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Address: 5303 18th Street N.
Neighborhood: Tara
Type: 5 BR, 7 (+1 half) BA single-family detached — 5,000 sq. ft.
Listed: $2,395,000

Open House: Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Noteworthy: New Spring Street home near Westover Village, 2 home offices, screened porch

Spring Street Development responds to market demand with two offices and four levels of flexible space in this light filled new home.

Located in the leafy Tara neighborhood, the home is an appealing blend of contemporary finishes and traditional quality. Andersen windows, HardiPlank siding; stone water table and flagstone porch floors; 30 year architectural shingle roof; extensive insulation; two zone heating and cooling; Wolf appliances; Quartz countertops; finished and stained in place wood floors; LVP flooring in the lower level; wired for WiFi repeaters and electric car charger.

Desirable details include: a family room that spans the back of the home and opens to a screened porch with steps to yard; top floor loft brightened with skylights along with private bedroom and bath; four bedrooms with private baths upstairs; lower level bedroom and bath tucked in a quiet spot; full bathroom adjoins main level office; mudroom off garage.

Walk to Westover Village, Lee Harrison, parks, bike path, and restaurants. Easy commute, whether going to D.C., business and military centers in Virginia or from your bedroom to your home office.

An appealing home in an enviable location.

Listed by:
Betsy Twigg
[email protected]
(703) 967-4391

Flags blowing in the wind at Arlington County government headquarters (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Batten down the hatches, it’s going to get pretty windy tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Arlington, in effect Saturday from noon to midnight. Forecasters say gusts of up to 60 mph could fell trees, knock out power to parts of the area, and make travel treacherous.

More from NWS:

1148 AM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023


* WHAT…West winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible.

* WHERE…Portions of central and northern Maryland, The District of Columbia, and northern Virginia.

* WHEN…From Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strongest winds are most likely late Saturday afternoon through mid Saturday evening.


Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.

Duplexes in Westover (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

An article this week about an arguably historic, 70-year-old mansion in Arlington possibly being set for demolition had a subplot that could have been a story all on its own.

From Charlie Clark, reporting in the Falls-Church News Press (emphasis ours):

The purchasers, Mustaq Hamza and Amanda Maldonado, said in interviews, however, that so far their experience in the neighborhood has been unpleasant, in part because of the county’s current divisions over the just-enacted Missing Middle zoning reform. That has led them to question what they say was their original goal of replacing the old home with their own “forever house.”

Hamza, 38, an entrepreneur who was raised in Fairfax County and is a Muslim of Sri Lankan descent, and wife Malodonado, a Puerto Rican-American currently raising their two children, both say they have encountered “vitriol” and “hostility” from neighbors who cut through the property and ask questions that imply “You owe us an explanation of what you’re going to do with the house.” Hamza interprets at least some of this as a reaction to his skin color, leading him to rethink. “I’m not sure I want to be in a place that doesn’t want me or people who sound like me.” It seems some neighbors, adds Maldonado, assume that he must be an agent or a worker “who couldn’t possibly be the owner.” Some promised to fight his plans.

The article then take another turn, going on to say that Maldonado found anti-Missing Middle housing signage in the neighborhood offensive.

“Maldonado, the daughter of a teacher, said she is ‘offended that some people would be appalled at living next to townhouses for teachers.'” Clark reported.

Putting the rezoning issue aside, ARLnow has previously been made aware of possible profiling incidents in predominantly white Arlington neighborhoods.

There was a Black woman — a new mother — who recently moved to a North Arlington neighborhood. She was pushing a stroller on a walk when someone asked if she was a nanny.

There was a Hispanic man who was out on a walk in his neighborhood while wearing pajamas. Someone emailed the neighborhood listserv in a concerned tone, saying she did not recognize him and implying that his presence was suspicious. She was eventually informed that the man did, in fact, live in the neighborhood.

There have been other scattered reports over the years of people living in Arlington neighborhoods being made to feel unwelcome by off-handed comments from neighbors, postings on Nextdoor, etc. Some of those have been racial in nature, others about having different political or religious beliefs. There might not be ill intent, but the effect is nonetheless felt.

For today’s morning poll, we’re wondering if you have ever been made to feel unwelcome in an Arlington neighborhood for one reason or another.

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Morning Notes

Blossoms in Shirlington (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Memorial Bridge Closure for Race — “On, Sunday, April 2, the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be street closures that motorists should take into consideration:The following streets will be closed to traffic on Sunday, April 2, from approximately 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Memorial Bridge, Memorial Circle…” [National Park Service, Twitter]

Arlington Dems on Trump Indictment — “As Trump begins to be held accountable for his crimes, many Republicans will continue to defend him and make excuses. But no one is above the law.” [Twitter]

Gov. Youngkin on Trump Indictment — “It is beyond belief that District Attorney Alvin Bragg has indicted a former President and current presidential candidate for pure political gain. Arresting a presidential candidate on a manufactured basis should not happen in America. The left’s continued attempts to weaponize our judicial system erode people’s faith in the American justice system and it needs to stop.” [Twitter]

Emergency Personnel Harassment Bill Signed — “Gov. Youngkin has signed legislation patroned by a local delegate, updating Virginia’s law against using a telecommunications device to harass or hinder emergency-services personnel. The measure from Del. Rip Sullivan (D-McLean-Arlington) expands the types of communication devices covered under the existing statute to incorporate modern technology. The current [statute] specifies only telephones and pagers.” [GazetteLeader]

‘Call Your Mother’ Coming to Chesterbrook — “The popular D.C. deli Call Your Mother is expanding into Virginia for the first time. Known for its bagels, the self-described ‘Jew-ish’ deli is bringing a mobile version of its shop called Lil Deli to the Chesterbrook Shopping Center (6216 Old Dominion Drive) in McLean,” near the Arlington border. [FFXnow]

It’s Friday — Cloudy, with light rain in the evening and overnight. High of 64 and low of 42. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 7:32 pm. []


Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Today we published articles that were read a total of 6850 times… so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today — Mar 30, 2023.

  1. Morning Notes
  2. Two Chefs Pizza nearing 40 years in the community
  3. County encourages residents to reimagine Arlington Neighborhoods Program
  4. These are some of the older Arlington roads getting new pavement this year

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Friday in Arlington, from our event calendar.

☔ Friday’s forecast

Rain in the evening and overnight. High of 63 and low of 58. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 7:32 pm. See more from

💡 Thought of the Day

Dreams are life’s own whispers, inviting us to chase and fulfill unrealized potentials; let your aspirations chart your map to an extraordinary journey.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

Thanks for reading! Feel free to discuss the day’s happenings in the comments.


This past week saw 32 homes sold in Arlington.

The least expensive condo, single-family home or townhouse sale over the past seven days was $205,000 while the most expensive was $2,500,000.

Over the past month, meanwhile, a total of 60 single-family homes were sold. Let’s take a look at some of the most and least expensive homes sold over the past month.

Most expensive homes sold

  1. 3611 Roberts Lane — $3,300,000 (6 Beds | Baths | 8,112 SQ FT)
  2. 4620 26th Street N — $3,000,000 (7 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 6,799 SQ FT)
  3. 4125 34th Street N — $2,300,000 (5 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 5,948 SQ FT)
  4. 907 N Irving Street — $2,450,000 (5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 5,332 SQ FT)
  5. 643 23rd Street S — $2,220,000 (6 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 5,183 SQ FT)

Least expensive homes sold

  1. 2633 S Uhle Street — $630,000 (2 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,362 SQ FT)
  2. 820 S Glebe Road — $695,000 (3 Beds | 1.5 Baths | 1,352 SQ FT)
  3. 4326 Cherry Hill Road — $702,000 (3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,512 SQ FT)

“There have been 114 new listings in the last 4 weeks and 151 new sales,” according to Homesnap.


Time is running out for your chance to win a National Landing prize package worth $500!

Entries for ARLnow’s inaugural Big Night Out giveaway close tomorrow (Friday) at noon.

The grand prize includes:

  • $100 gift card to Alamo Drafthouse
  • $100 gift card to Bowlero
  • $100 gift card to Synetic Theater
  • $100 gift card to Extreme Pizza
  • $100 gift card to Crystal City Sports Pub
  • Additional National Landing swag

Enter now for your chance to win this prize package, provided by the National Landing BID, before it’s too late.

If you’re not seeing the form above, use this link to enter.

National Landing offers memorable experiences during cherry blossom season, with its own blossoming cherry trees and an array of activities to explore. As you plan your day out with gift cards to five local businesses, be sure to discover all of the newer destinations the area has to offer.

Also, mark your calendar for Pink in the Park, a music-centric event hosted by Orlando Jones. This official National Cherry Blossom Festival event, presented by Amazon, is taking place from 3-7 p.m. this Saturday, April 1 at Long Bridge Park.

Good luck — and hope to see this weekend!


Morning Notes

Looking down at Freedom Park and its blossoms in Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Battle Brewing Over Broyhill — “The 70-year-old hilltop mansion built by area home builder M.T. Broyhill is set to be torn down, the News-Press has confirmed. The required signage for demolition permits were recently posted in front of the spacious white-brick home at [2561] N. Vermont St., angering neighbors, though the new owner says the plans of himself and his wife are still taking shape. The mansion, once considered as a potential residence for the U.S. vice president, has 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms on 9775 sq. ft., and was owned in recent years by the Woodlawn Foundation of the Catholic Prelature of Opus Dei.” [Falls Church News-Press]

New Portrait for Beyer — From Rep. Don Beyer: “I didn’t know this until recently, but Members of Congress are allowed to update their official portrait. I look a bit different now from how I looked nearly a decade ago, so I asked the House photographers to retake it, and they did. Here’s the new portrait.” [Twitter]

More on Key Bridge Marriott — “The building, which previously housed Marriott’s longest-operating hotel, sold in early 2018 and the new owners received county approval for redevelopment in March 2020 before shutting down the Key Bridge Marriott hotel the following year. But now the development team appears close to giving up on it.  The developers — Los Angeles real estate investors Woodridge Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management — stopped paying their property taxes late last year, public records show.” [Bisnow]

GOP Tiptoes Around Prosecutor Race — “Is the Arlington County Republican Committee encouraging its members to vote in the June 20 Democratic primary for commonwealth’s attorney? Technically, no, but both at recent Arlington GOP meetings and in e-mail missives to the rank-and-file, some in the party leadership seem to be walking right up to the line.” [GazetteLeader]

BID Partnering with Trail Group — “The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (Rosslyn BID) is excited to announce that it has teamed up with the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (FoMVT) to advance their shared goal of improving the Mount Vernon Trail for folks walking, biking, and rolling. Through this partnership, the BID will sponsor the FoMVT’s cleanup events and volunteer activities starting this April.” [Rosslyn BID]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 53 and low of 37. Sunrise at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:31 pm. []


Good Wednesday evening, Arlington. Today we published articles that were read a total of 10000 times… so far.

📈 Top stories

The following are the most-read articles for today — Mar 29, 2023.

  1. BREAKING: Arlington police investigating homicide in Buckingham
  2. Morning Notes
  3. Ballston backpack and booze burglar busted
  4. Arlington Kabob is serving the community in more ways than one

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on Thursday in Arlington, from our event calendar.

🌤 Thursday’s forecast

Clear throughout the day. High of 52 and low of 41. Sunrise at 6:57 am and sunset at 7:31 pm. See more from

💡 Thought of the Day

Amidst the intricate tapestry of life, common threads of precious moments tangled in shared humanity reunify these harbingers awaiting insight’s gentle acquisition.

🌅 Tonight’s sunset

Thanks for reading! Feel free to discuss the day’s happenings in the comments.


Police are investigating the first reported homicide of the year in Arlington.

According to Arlington County police, a man was found dead in an apartment on the 100 block of N. Thomas Street yesterday (Tuesday) morning. He was suffering from “upper body trauma,” police said.

More from an ACPD press release:

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a homicide in the Buckingham neighborhood.

At approximately 11:25 a.m. on March 28, police and fire were dispatched to the 100 block of N. Thomas Street for the report of trouble unknown. Upon arrival, it was determined a maintenance worker entered the apartment and located the unresponsive adult male inside. Arlington County Fire Department medics pronounced the male deceased on scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim suffered upper body trauma. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or [email protected] Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

The apartment building is located on the same block at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, as well as the Catholic church’s PreK-8 school.

The last reported homicide in Arlington happened in February 2022 on Columbia Pike.

Address: 3515 7th Street S.
Neighborhood: Alcova Heights
Type: 3 BR, 3 BA single-family detached — 2,200 sq. ft.
Listed: $1,099,900

Noteworthy: 3 Car Detached Garages

Look no further than 3515 7th Street S. in Alcova Heights! Enter to gorgeous, refinished espresso oak hardwood floors on the mail level that flow to the warmth of the family room with a wood burning fireplace and large windows facing south.

Just off the family room you’ll find the sunroom or office space with sliding glass doors that open to the back patio and landscaped backyard. The sunroom also has an open pass-through to the converted living room space and full bath which can easily be converted back to a main floor bedroom.

The chef’s kitchen, renovated in 2014 features black granite counters, soft close white cabinets, a marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking with a stainless range hood and a large breakfast bar accented by pendant lighting. The spacious formal dining room, just off the kitchen has original arched entryways, chair rail and south and west facing windows for great natural light.

This home has 3 fully finished levels and two amazing, detached garages for three total garage spaces, along with a level 2 electric car charger attached to the home. Above the 2-car garage, you’ll find a loft space with electricity and heat, perfect for a secluded home office or a space for band practice.

You’ll love living in the amazing Arlington community of Alcova Heights, with a quick commute to D.C. and walking distance to one of Arlington’s favorite restaurants, Ruthie’s All Day, Arlington’s parks and so much more!

Welcome to Alcova Heights!

Listed by:
Shawn Battle — The Battle Group
[email protected]
(703) 999-8108

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