Arlington, VA


This neighborhood in Arlington County doesn’t just have a great name — it also stands out as one of the best places to live in Virginia.

Like all of Arlington, the real estate market in Cherrydale is thriving right now. We are seeing a ton of traffic as people are moving up from Arlington condos to the single-family homes in this bucolic locale. So join the Keri Shull Team today as we share everything you need to know about the in-demand Cherrydale 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.

Location is Everything

Cherrydale is a lovely suburban neighborhood in northern Arlington, sitting just to the north of the Orange Line Corridor. The area is bordered on the south by I-66 and stretches across US-29, which contributes to the convenient commutes that help keep Cherrydale popular.

Although you might not expect it from Cherrydale’s relaxed, suburban atmosphere, the neighborhood directly abuts some of Arlington’s busiest areas. In particular, Cherrydale sits right to the north of Clarendon and Virginia Square. This means that the area is perfect for people who work in Arlington or attend school at one of the prestigious institutions along the Orange Line.

A Life in the Cherry Orchard

Cherrydale’s history traces back to the late 1800s when a post office opened in the area and took its name from a nearby cherry orchard. Today, that long history is still apparent in Cherrydale, thanks to a plethora of well-maintained homes that were built in the early 1900s.

Speaking of homes, most of the houses for sale in Cherrydale are single-family homes. When paired with the quiet streets and lush greenery, this helps give Cherrydale a classic, suburban feel.

Cherrydale is well known for its exceptional public schools, job opportunities, outdoor activities, and easy commuting. This family-friendly neighborhood is one at the top of our list. The local community organization hosts numerous events to bring residents together, including their Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale and Fourth of July Block Party.

Owning a Home in Cherrydale

In general, houses in Cherrydale hold their property value and appreciate well, meaning that buying a home in the neighborhood can be a smart investment for many people.

So why are homes in such high demand in Cherrydale? Cherrydale’s market remains hot because it’s the neighborhood that has it all. With both a family-friendly atmosphere and easy access to all of the nightlife and entertainment in Arlington, this community is thriving right now.

Getting Around ARL

We rate Cherrydale 10/10 when it comes to commuting. The neighborhood is within walking or biking distance of the Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stops. This means that residents can easily access the conveniences of D.C. and NoVA via the Orange Line.

Plus, with a respectable Walkscore of 74, it is very possible to take care of daily errands via foot, all without sacrificing the quiet of suburbia.

The real estate market is thriving in Cherrydale right now because it is a popular and desirable neighborhood. Thanks to the quiet, regal beauty of the area — as well as the amazing transit options and walkability — Cherrydale continues to be a hotspot in Arlington real estate.

On top of this, we are seeing an increasing interest in single-family homes in 2021, with more and more condominiums going on the market as families outgrow their homes. This means people are moving away from high-rise neighborhoods like Rosslyn or Ballston and into more suburban locals — such as Cherrydale.

This means if you want to find a home in Cherrydale, you need to have every advantage that you can get!

How to Find a Home in Cherrydale

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!

And if you are selling a house in Arlington, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are taking the proper precautions to protect your investment. The best way to do that is to speak with a top-tier real estate agent and create a completely customized home selling strategy.

So what are you waiting for? Schedule a time for a free, no-pressure consultation with one of our Real Estate Needs Analysts!

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Auxmite Village Condos, located at 1100 S. Highland Street, currently has four townhouse-style affordable dwelling units (ADUs) for sale.

Each unit has two bedrooms and ranges from 808 to 948 square feet.

The units are listed for $369,301, and the monthly condo fee is $223, which will vary year to year based on HOA assessments. You can purchase parking separately for $20,000.

Four eligible applicants will be randomly selected by the Arlington Housing Division to purchase a unit. The drawing date is TBD.

Eligibility criteria include:

You must also be a first-time homebuyer with no homeownership or real estate interest within the past three years.

To apply, submit a homebuyer assessment form, complete a Virginia Housing First-Time Buyer Class and get mortgage pre-approval. Email these materials to the Arlington County Housing Division at [email protected] to be entered into the drawing.

Units are chosen based on household size and prioritized through drawing ranking.

For more information on Arlington’s affordable housing units, visit the Arlington County Housing Division website.

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Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.

Check out the Arlington Realty website for a full list of homes for sale and open houses in Arlington. Here are a few highlights:

2747 N. Nelson Street
6 BD/6 BA, 1 half bath single-family home
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate
Listed: $2,250,000
Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

 

4112 Lee Highway N.
6 BD/4 BA, 2 half bath single-family home
Agent: Century 21 Redwood Realty
Listed: $1,900,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

 

1881 N. Nash Street, #1612 
2 BD/2 BA condo
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate
Listed: $1,525,000
Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

 

1124 N. Kensington Street
4 BD/3 BA townhouse
Agent: KW United
Listed: $1,100,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

 

6242 21st Street N.
4 BD/3 BA single-family home
Agent: Weichert, Realtors
Listed: $935,000
Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

 

3740 12th Street S.
4 BD/3 BA, 1 half bath townhouse
Agent: Coldwell Banker Realty
Listed: $869,000
Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

 

2530 S. Walter Reed Drive, #1 
3 BD/3 BA, 1 half bath condo
Agent: Pearson Smith Realty
Listed: $625,000
Open: Saturday, 12-2 p.m. and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

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Just Listed highlights Arlington properties that just came on the market within the past week. This feature is written and sponsored by Andors Real Estate Group.

Good morning, Arlington! I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful weather as much as I have!

Sellers put 75 homes on the market this past week, a bit of a pullback from the 91 homes last week. Buyers ratified 61 contracts this week, and 28 of those were on homes just listed within the past seven days.

This week, there are 363 available properties for sale, a decline of two from the week prior. There are just 67 single-family homes to choose from and only 28 townhouses/ semi-detached. Condos continue to make up a large majority of available inventory, with 268 available condominiums for sale.

This same week in 2020, sellers listed 67 homes and buyers ratified 53 contracts.

The average list price for currently available properties is $721,808, and the median is $495,000.

This week, The Andors Real Estate Group is proud to have JUST LISTED two great Arlington homes for sale. You can find us at both properties Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for in-person open houses with appropriate COVID protocols in place.

2511 S. Grant Street, Arlington, VA 22202 — $1,045,000

Charming, expanded Tudor with amazing potential that’s perfectly situated at the corner of 26th and Grant Street on a private 6,612-square-foot corner lot. You’ll find a beautiful brick and slate patio, secluded outdoor hot tub and a separate in-law suite with bathroom, bedroom and kitchenette. This home boasts five bedrooms and five full bathrooms and has multiple sunrooms and spaces to flex as a home office, playroom, or other ways to customize to your needs.

827 25th Street S., Arlington, VA 22202 — $1,095,000

Deceptively spacious, this 5 BD/5.5 BA expanded and fully renovated Cape Cod is a hidden gem! Driveway parking, a flat 6,873-square-foot lot, main level master suite and a huge deck in the rear make this home check all the boxes. Enormous basement has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchenette that might be used for income potential or a multigenerational space.

Click here to search currently available Arlington real estate. If you see a home you’re interested in purchasing, give us a call.

Call the Andors Real Estate Group today at 703-203-1117 to talk more about buying or selling Arlington real estate. Below are eight new listings I think you might like to check out:

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Address: 1045 N. Utah Street, Unit 305
Neighborhood: Ballston | Windsor Plaza
Listed: $409,900
Open: Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday Feb. 28 from 1-3 p.m.

Welcome to unit 305 at the Windsor Plaza, where you can have the location, convenience and move-in-ready home you’ve been waiting for.

Enter into the open kitchen, with granite countertops, beautiful white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking and a breakfast bar that opens to the dining space. The large living room has gorgeous oak hardwood floors that span the entire unit. Sliding glass doors open to the sunroom, which makes a great home office or sitting room. A key feature about this unit is that the sunroom overlooks the community’s private courtyard giving you your very own urban oasis.

The owner’s suite is large enough for a king-sized bed plus side tables and has two nice sized windows, two closets (one being a spacious walk-in) and an en-suite bath. This condo has its own washer and dryer and comes with one assigned parking space in the building’s underground garage.

Windsor Plaza is a secure building and has on-site management, an outdoor pool, grilling stations, and is located just steps to the Ballston Metro, Ballston Quarter, tons of shops and local dining favorites, the Custis Trail and everything else Arlington has to offer.

Listed by:
Shawn Battle
Orange Line Condo | Century 21 Redwood Realty
703-999-8108
[email protected]
OrangeLineCondo.com

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Title insurance is boring, but Allied Title & Escrow is here to decode the jargon and make it (somewhat) more interesting. This biweekly feature will explore the mundane (but very necessary!) world of title insurance while sharing interesting stories of two friends’ entrepreneurial careers.

Are you going house hunting this weekend? If so, you’ll definitely want to watch this video!

For this week’s edition of Boring Title, Allied Title sits down with Kyle Toomey of Compass Real Estate. Kyle talks about three things to be prepared for when purchasing a home in Arlington.

Have questions related to title insurance? Email Latane and Matt at [email protected]. Want to use Allied Title & Escrow when you buy a home? Tell your agent when you buy a house to write in Allied Title & Escrow as your settlement company! 

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This past week, 55 properties were reported sold across Arlington, including four homes in the $1.6 million range.

As of of Feb. 21, there were 502 homes listed for sale in Arlington, according to Homesnap. This includes 363 condos, 113 detached homes and 26 townhomes.

“The median list price is $515,000 and the median sales price is $609,499,” Homesnap reports. “There have been 161 new listings in the last 4 weeks and 224 sales.”

Here’s a look at a few of the properties sold in the past seven days:

In the market? See properties that have been Just Listed and Just Reduced.

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This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.

By Alex Held, Small Business Manager

While Columbia Pike Laundry has been a staple of Columbia Pike since 1993, we wanted to highlight how the owners, Daniel and Dara Logan, are leveraging technology in their small business to better serve their customers and reach additional markets within the region.

The Problem

Being busy professionals and balancing work and family schedules themselves, the Logans understood the chore of laundry and could empathize with customers who have similar schedule demands. When they purchased the firm in June 2018, they wanted to continue providing self-service laundry while offering additional convenience for customers, who, like them, felt as though they had too few hours in a day.

“We wanted to provide convenience to our customers, similarly to how many of them order a ride or food through an app,” Daniel says.

Furthermore, many of their competitors were already tech-enabled, making it even more imperative to adapt.

The Solution

Initially, Columbia Pike Laundry launched wash and fold laundry service as part of its service mix and started going after business accounts. Then in November 2018, the Logans established their laundromat online (www.columbiapikelaundry.com), allowing customers the ability to schedule a pickup for wash and fold service, complete their purchase, and have it delivered within the website or app. After the initial launch online, they began to acquire additional customers through their platform.

Toward the end of 2019, they updated their website and app, making it easier for customers to navigate. “I’m a lifelong digital learner,” Daniel says. “We’re constantly making improvements to make it easier for our customers to access our services, and we still offer clients the ability to call and schedule a pickup.”

Then in March 2020, the world changed, and as with many small businesses, Columbia Pike Laundry was not immune to the abrupt shift caused by the pandemic.

“Our self-service segment saw a dip as a result of the pandemic, and while it has since rebounded, our self-service segment has mostly plateaued,” Daniel says.

However, because Columbia Pike Laundry took the necessary steps to enable technology in their business, the investment helped them reach new customers and made them more resilient and ready to adapt to the changing times.

“Now where we see consistent growth is not only with our B2C customer base but also with the B2B segment, which we can directly attribute to our website and app,” Daniel says.

And heads up: Columbia Pike Laundry is offering new customers a 25% discount on their first order. Use promo code BIZLAUNCH25 at checkout to take advantage of this special offer for readers.

“We enjoy serving Arlington and the surrounding communities,” Daniel says.

Next Steps

If you’re ready to enable technology in your small business but don’t know where to begin, the BizLaunch Team is here for you. Visit www.relaunch.business to take advantage of some of the free tools developed to help you get online and sign up for our newsletter to be notified when applications for ReLaunch go live.

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Meet Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week, Wally, a golden retriever whose tongue is almost as long as his tail.

Here’s what Wally had to say about his life here in Arlington.

Hi, I’m Wally, a 6-year-young golden retriever who is often mistaken for a puppy! I am best friends with my 3.5-year-old human brother. I’m often compared to Ed the hyena from “The Lion King” because my tongue is almost as long as my tail, and I am good at providing comic relief. Haven’t we all run into a glass door or got stuck under the couch? Just me? OK.

I am really helpful with vacuuming up food on the floor, but I shed everywhere, so I think this is a pretty even trade if you ask me. I’m a great WFH co-worker because I sleep and/or space out for about 22 hours per day. I love a well-made Puppuccino with extra shots of whipped cream.

Lastly, I want to give a BIG bark to all the healthcare and frontline workers who are helping to vaccinate all my human friends so I can have playdates again soon!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos — they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

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Each week, “Just Reduced” spotlights properties in Arlington County whose price have been cut over the previous week. The market summary is crafted by Arlington Realty, Inc. Maximize your real estate investment with the team by visiting www.arlingtonrealtyinc.com or calling 703-836-6000 today!

Please note: While Arlington Realty, Inc. provides this information for the community, it may not be the listing company of these homes.

By this time next week, we will be in March, friends.

What a winter it has been — and it has certainly kept us on our toes. With a nice warm stretch ahead, hopefully the worst of our frigid worries are behind us.

And, on that note, it’s a wonderful time to start looking ahead and planning for the springtime.

Among your March home priorities, make sure to examine your decking and gutters. Amid our recent snow-filled, freezing and/or windy days, there is bound to be some gunk that’s laying around. There is no time like the present to ensure that debris doesn’t become a major headache, so clean ’em out. While you’re at it, your roof and home’s siding could likely use an inspection, too.

Ole Man Winter may have left your home a little shook, but a little TLC will get it back into top shape in no time. And, when you’re ready to explore a new home (or sell yours!), the time-tested team at Arlington Realty, Inc. is ready to roll on your behalf.

Let’s dive in to this week’s Just Reduced figures…

As of Feb. 22, there are 83 detached homes, 25 townhouses and 289 condos for sale throughout Arlington County. In total, 21 homes experienced a price reduction in the past week, including:

Please note this is solely a selection of Just Reduced properties available in Arlington County. For a complete list of properties within your target budget and specifications, contact Arlington Realty, Inc.

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