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What makes Waycroft-Woodlawn special?

Established in the 1930’s, Waycroft-Woodlawn is a beautiful neighborhood located in Arlington, just north of the Ballston-Rosslyn Corridor and anchored by Virginia hospital to the west. Known for its quiet streets, access to D.C., and rolling hills and gardens, this neighborhood is home to 530 homes.

The tree-lined streets and community spirit are protected and upheld by the Waycroft-Woodlawn Civic Association, which is composed of community members dedicated to keeping residents safe and happy. This tight-knit community comes together often to host community parties and events — like the annual July 4th children’s bike parade and barbeque.

Waycroft Woodlawn is the best of both worlds; minutes from D.C., the hustle and bustle of Ballston, but in between a tranquil neighborhood with beautiful tree-lined streets and natural landscapes. Its location allows for easy travel throughout the region, whether it’s via public transit, car, or bike. The neighborhood sits just north of the Orange and Silver Metro lines with the Ballston-MU metro station just a few blocks away. 

If traveling by car is for you, Waycroft-Woodlawn is convenient to a few of the main thoroughfares in the region, with I-66 bordering on the southern edge, and Glebe Road marking the eastern border. The neighborhood is also notable for having great access for cyclists, and most commutes and daily errands can be accomplished via bike along the Custis Trail, which is great news for anyone looking to avoid D.C. traffic.

There is so much to see and experience in Waycroft and Woodlawn, reach out to me if you want to learn more about neighborhoods in Arlington and around the region!

Felicia Cook | 703-899-5226 | [email protected] | www.feliciacookhomes.com | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

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What makes Aurora Highlands special?

Just southwest adjacent to Washington, D.C., Aurora Highlands encompasses Pentagon City and the surrounding subdivisions of Addison Heights, Aurora Hills and Virginia Highlands.

Much of the area was developed between 1896 and 1930, and is now recognized as the Aurora Highlands Historic District. The Pentagon City part of Aurora Highlands is mainly known for its high-rise condominiums, commuter hotels, and shopping districts (Pentagon City Mall and Pentagon Row), and most recently the newly named National Landing with the arrival of Amazon’s HQ2. Aurora Highlands is also a beautiful residential neighborhood with mature trees, many recreational amenities, and local restaurants and shops.  

For decades, Aurora Highlands was known as a commuter neighborhood for its proximity to Washington, D.C., The Pentagon, and Reagan National Airport and its easy public transportation access with Metro and frequent bus lines, but with new developments and amenities it’s increasingly becoming more of a destination for tourists and regional residents. Pentagon City alone has become a true live, work, play neighborhood with an estimated 8,200 residents, one of the world’s largest office buildings, more than 150 shops and restaurants, and Pentagon Row, which has 300,000 square feet of retail space and 502 residential units. 

And we can’t write an article about Aurora Highlands without talking about National Landing! With the arrival of our newest resident, Amazon, we will be seeing a lot of change and development as a result of $8 billion in private investment in the pipeline to transform and grow National Landing. According to NationalLanding.org (National Landing BID), there is expected to be more than 25,000 new jobs from Amazon alone by 2030, 7,800 new residential units, and an expansion of 400% in dining, shopping, and entertainment options. In addition to pedestrian and road improvements and more than 300 planned community outreach events.

Aurora Highlands offers a vast range of housing types from apartments and condominiums to townhouses and single family homes. The commonality amongst them is the amazing walkability to restaurants, parks, shops and so much more.

The historic district of Aurora Highlands is worth taking a stroll through on a warm afternoon, maybe after brunch at Bob and Edith’s Diner. It has three historic churches, a rectory, two schools, and recreation. “Sunnydale Farm” is known as one of the oldest dwellings in the neighborhood and is a Greek-revival style building circa 1870. There are a number of wonderful parks including the expansive 20-acre Virginia Highlands Park offering diamond fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball court, spray park, an urban garden and more.

There is so much to see and experience in Aurora Highlands, reach out to me if you want to learn more about neighborhoods in Arlington and around the region!

Christine Fischer | 703-930-6349 | [email protected] | www.fischerrealestate.com | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

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For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Langston Boulevard Special?

Langston Boulevard, recently renamed after John M. Langston, is one of Arlington’s prominent ‘main streets’ and features a wide array of shops, restaurants and amenities.

“The name Langston has had an incredible impact on the lives of so many African American children who grew up along [and nearby] the Lee Highway corridor” said Working Group Member Saundra Green.

Langston Boulevard stretches from Rosslyn 5.2 miles west to East Falls Church and was formerly the major thoroughfare connecting Virginia to Washington, D.C., before Route 66 was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Along the corridor, there are many wonderful and diverse places to live, shop, dine and play.

Some local favorites that have been around for years include the Overlee Community Association (Swim Club), Metro 29 Diner (featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives), Cowboy Cafe, Livin’ The Pie Life, Arrowine & Cheese, Heidelberg Bakery, Lemoncello, Lebanese Taverna Market, Cherrydale Hardware, Caribbean Grill, The Italian Store, Pastries by Randolph and so much more.

Lee Heights Shops and Lee Harrison Shopping Center are two of the many major destinations along the Boulevard which are bustling with nearby residents and commuters throughout the week. Lee Harrison Shopping Center is anchored by a Harris Teeter grocery store and has many shops and restaurants including Peter Chang (recently nominated for a James Beard Award), Duck Donuts, Jhoon Rhee Martial Arts, Pie Tanza and more. Lee Heights Shops is the perfect stop for lunch at French Bistro, Cafe Colline, and a quick stop to pick up a gift at Lemoncello.

Along Langston Boulevard there are a wide variety of home styles including condominiums, townhouses and single family homes. The corridor is hugged by many beautiful neighborhoods (e.g. Donaldson Run, Cherrydale, Yorktown, Williamsburg) with tree-lined streets. Parks and recreational amenities are easily accessible including Gateway Park with its amphitheater, the Custis Trail, Stratford Park’s popular basketball courts, and 12-acre Tuckahoe Park with sports fields, tennis courts, and a great playground.

Take an afternoon drive along Langston Boulevard and you’ll discover so much that Arlington has to offer! Connect with neighborhood expert Bob Adamson to learn more about Langston Boulevard and other Arlington neighborhoods!

Bob Adamson | 703-967-8033 | [email protected] | www.bobadamson.com | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates – Arlington Office

Langston Boulevard Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Falls Church a Special Neighborhood in Northern Virginia?

Falls Church, called The Little City, a tight knit city with both urban and suburban appeal, was originally a Native and colonist community prior to the founding of the Falls Church in 1734.

Over time, it evolved to a township and eventually, an independent municipality in 1948. Close to D.C. and serviced by two Metro stations, multiple bus lines and close to 495 and 66, Falls Church has everything to offer for the young professional, growing family, or downsizing empty-nesters. Come take a look with me at all the great businesses you can walk to within Falls Church.

Broad Street (or Route 7) is the central backbone of Falls Church, and there are so many places to stop during the day. You can start off here, at Northside Social Falls Church, for a coffee and pastry before heading to shopping, activities and more. (Even better, you can wrap your day here too with a glass of wine!)

If it’s Saturday, then in the morning you *must* go to the Government Center, where the Farmer’s Market is situated from April to December. You can get fruits, vegetables, flowers, local honey and meat, baked goods, dairy products, and my kids’ favorite, crepes to order. When your kids need to run off some of that Saturday morning energy, walk across the Government Center grounds to the Cherry Hill Park, with playground equipment, a barn and loads of green space

If you are looking for entertainment, you can get tickets to a show at the State Theater where there’s a diverse bill of local and national acts performing most nights of the year, or head over to Creative Cauldron, where community theater and creativity come alive! If activity is more your style, one of the best things about Falls Church is the accessibility to the WO&D Trail, with major accesses on the western and eastern ends of the city. If your bike needs a tune-up, you can stop in at Bikenetic for all your cycling maintenance and purchase needs! They also host bike rides for all levels in the warmer months.

If the weather isn’t good for an outside event, you can try Bowl America or the new Scramble Indoor Play space over on East Fairfax Street. If creativity is your thing, you could hit the Clay Cafe on North Maple Street, just around the corner from Rare Bird Coffee Roasters. Create fun ceramics and memories in an afternoon there! If your kids are looking for something new to play with, you can hit Doodlehopper 4 Kids on Broad Street, or run around the corner on Washington Street to the Toy Nest, a toy library where you can play with toys not at home, having fun with your kids without distraction!

When it’s time to wind down, there are so many options! You could stop by Penzeys for some spices to make your home-cooking sing, or you can just decide to eat out at one of the city’s great restaurants, like Dogwood Tavern, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Thompson Italian, Solace Outpost, and more. All have delicious offerings, outdoor and indoor seating, and friendly service!

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What makes North Ballston a Special Neighborhood in Arlington?

A major crossroads since 1740, Ballston is home to more than 14,000 people today.

Named after the Ball family and Ball’s Tavern, which was located at the intersection of N. Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard in the early 1800s, Ballston has been an important crossroads and transportation hub for centuries. In 1896, an electric trolley began operating along Fairfax Drive to eventually serve Fairfax City, Falls Church and Clarendon where it branched off to Rosslyn and downtown D.C. Then in 1979, the Ballston Metrorail Station opened and ushered in new development.

Home to more than 14,000 people, Ballston offers an urban lifestyle with many high-rise condominiums at the core, then townhomes and single-family homes as you travel further north. The convenience of shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation south of Fairfax Drive is matched by access to athletic facilities at Quincy Park and Washington-Liberty Aquatics Center, and the Arlington Central Library to the north.

All these lifestyle amenities have made North Ballston a great place to live and play, which has also attracted some top corporations and universities including the Office of Naval Research, the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research… just to name a few. Some of the most exciting recent additions to the neighborhood include the renovated and expanded Ballston Quarter — featured in our January 15 Neighborhood Spotlight.

Connect with neighborhood expert Bob Johnson to learn more about North Ballston and other surrounding areas!

Bob Johnson | 703-822-1550 | [email protected] | www.BobJohnsonRealty.comwww.McEnearney.com

North Ballston (and Nearby) Neighborhood Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Maywood a Special Neighborhood in Arlington?

Established in 1909 as one of the oldest residential districts in Arlington, Maywood is a step back in time with beautiful tree-lined streets hugged by homes showcasing a variety of architectural styles, gabled roofs, front porches and mature landscaping.

Located minutes from Washington, D.C., Maywood is 46 acres with a population of about 1,400 and is known as one of the best places to live in Virginia.

Maywood is within walking distance to numerous amenities including the Custis Trail which is a 5.12-mile path that starts in Rosslyn at the Mount Vernon Trail near Key Bridge — where you can connect to the Capital Crescent Trail and the C&O Canal Towpath to head into D.C. and Maryland. Or travel along I-66 through Arlington County until reaching the trail’s junction with the W&OD Trail.

Many Maywood residents walk, run, bike, and even commute using this bustling trail — one of the many perks of living in the neighborhood. In addition to the Custis Trail, Maywood is home to Thrifton Hill Park and also within walking distance to the Hendry House, a popular special events venue.

Adjacent to the southern border of Maywood is the newly renamed Langston Boulevard which is home to many restaurants, retailers, and services, including the legendary The Italian Store which has delicious subs, sandwiches, NY style pizza, and a large selection of Italian wines and goods. Other great neighborhood destinations include Tarbouch Cafe, BRG Arlington, and Big Wheel Bikes.

Maywood has nearly 300 buildings that are in the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Tudor Revival styles. The neighborhood also includes buildings from every decade of the 20th and 21st centuries. The oldest buildings date to the 1900s and 1910s and are primarily Queen Anne and Colonial Revival four-squares, cottages and two-story gable-front houses. The Craftsman-style four-square and bungalow became more prominent in the late 1910s and 1920s.

During the 1930s, the infill cottage and Cape Cod housing was constructed largely of the Tudor Revival and Colonial Revival styles. Several homes have been identified as prefabricated mail-order houses from such companies as Sears, Roebuck & Company and Aladdin.

The neighborhood is a true Arlington treasure and definitely one to visit. Connect with neighborhood experts Anne Cronin and Linda Murphy to learn more about Maywood and other surrounding areas!

Anne Cronin and Linda Murphy | 703-850-0190 | [email protected] | www.anneandlinda.com | www.McEnearney.com

Maywood (and Nearby) Neighborhood Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Shirlington a Special Neighborhood in Arlington

The charming sense of community truly makes Shirlington special.

While it has evolved over the years, it has always stayed true to its community. It is a vibrant, welcoming and diverse area that has everything you need. Whatever you are craving from food to entertainment, Shirlington has it. It’s a place where you can live, work, shop and play.

Whether you are attending a show at the Tony Award Winning Signature Theater, enjoying tapas with friends at Palette 22, or taking a sweat-filled workout at F45 Training, this is a neighborhood shared by all, including your four-legged family members. You can let your dogs run abound at Shirlington Dog Park, a 2-acre off-leash play area, and then head over to Dogma Bakery for a dog-friendly sweet treat. Top off a great day by treating yourself at either Le Village Marche or a massage at Massage Forever.

Conveniently located off of 395, accessibility is a major selling point to the neighborhood. Home to the city’s only indoor bus station, Shirlington is connected to major bus routes that take you throughout Arlington and into D.C.

It’s not just bus and car friendly, but also a great location for pedestrians, runners, and bike riders as it is right off the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and Four Mile Run Trail. The location leads to a perfect blend of urban and suburban, allowing neighbors and visitors alike to share in the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

In the heart of Shirlington, you’ll find high-rise condominium living. As you step further slightly out of the Village, you’ll find a wide variety of townhomes, condominiums and single-family homes.

Connect with neighborhood expert Sallie Seiy to learn more about Shirlington and other surrounding areas!

Sallie Seiy | 703-798-4666 | [email protected] | www.SallieSeiy.com | www.McEnearney.com | @soldbysallie on Instagram

Shirlington (and Nearby) Neighborhood Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Virginia Square a Special Neighborhood in Arlington?

We simply don’t talk about my neighborhood Virginia Square enough!

Virginia Square is located on the western end of the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. It’s part of the Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhood and often swallowed up by the catchall name of Ballston. It’s a wonderful live, work, play neighborhood that features all the amenities of an urban oasis with quick access to downtown D.C. It has a variety of housing, beautiful parks, restaurants, retailers and gyms. And it’s home to the Arlington campus of George Mason University and its law school.

Virginia Square has one of the most vibrant restaurant scenes with a huge variety of cuisine. One of my favorite go-to places is El Pollo Rico, which has the best Peruvian rotisserie chicken in our region. This was once Virginia Square’s best kept secret until Anthony Bourdain covered it in an episode of No Reservations! Get the rice and beans and you won’t regret it.

Also in Virginia Square is Quincy Park, a four-acre hidden gem that has open green space, softball and baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, a sand volleyball court, and plenty of open green space for play, including reservable picnic shelters. I love walking my dog through the park and while I’m not that good, I enjoy shooting hoops. And, when it’s cold and playing outside isn’t in the cards, the Central Library is right there where you can find a good book and a quiet space to read.

As a major transportation hub connecting Northern Virginia to D.C., Virginia Square is truly a special neighborhood that has access to so much in Arlington and beyond. Contact me if you want to learn more about Virginia Square and North Arlington, and the surrounding areas!

Jason Surbey | 703-731-8610 | [email protected]www.JasonSurbey.comwww.McEnearney.com

Virginia Square (and Nearby) Neighborhood Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Ballston a Special Neighborhood in Arlington?

The convenience of walkable urban living with access to Metro Rail and Bus service has drawn Arlingtonians to Ballston for decades.

Reinvented to meet the changing needs and desires of each generation, the Ballston neighborhood has a vibrant mix of residential, restaurants, retail, recreation, office and higher education. You can live, learn, work and play all within walking distance!

Some of the most exciting recent additions to the neighborhood include the expanding dining options at the indoor/outdoor food hall at Ballston Quarter, and D.C. favorite The Salt Line has also opened a new restaurant. Of course it’s not all about the food! With an active residential population, area gyms offer the perfect workouts to keep you fit. Bash Boxing recently opened with a 45-minute high-intensity workout. Or perhaps learning to ice skate is on your bucket list. MedStar Capitals Iceplex has classes for all ages.

Housing stock in Ballston keeps growing with new apartment and condominium buildings, many of which feature retail space at street level. As you travel a bit further from the core, townhomes and detached homes border the neighborhood offering more space with the same access to great amenities. 

Connect with neighborhood expert Clayton Chamberlin to learn more about Ballston and other surrounding areas!  

Clayton Chamberlin | 703-738-4449 | [email protected] | www.chamberlinbrothers.comwww.McEnearney.com

Ballston (and Nearby) Neighborhood Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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Looking for that last minute gift? Support our vibrant local Arlington economy.

Whether a specialty bottle of wine or a beautiful cheese board made by an Arlington artisan, check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide featuring Arlington shops and restaurants!

Below is just a small sampling of great gift ideas right in our neighborhoods and remember to help our Arlington economy by supporting our local businesses — every shop has a unique story that makes our main street the vibrant colorful community it is today.

Join the conversation and tell us about some of your favorite places to buy gifts in Arlington!

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For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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What makes Clarendon a Special Neighborhood in Arlington?

Tucked in between Courthouse and Virginia Square, Clarendon is the perfect neighborhood that blends urban walkability with the suburban areas near it. Clarendon has a strong retail corridor with The Crossing Clarendon, Whole Foods Market, numerous shops and restaurants and a great mix of office tenants and residential homes — truly a special urban environment. 

Although well known for its nightlife, Clarendon also has a lively day life that includes great shopping, dining, parks and many events, such as Clarendon Day which features food vendors, arts and crafts and kids activities; the Armed Forces Cycling Classic; Music by the Metro; and the Arlington Festival of the Arts. A hidden neighborhood gem, Rocky Run Park, covers two-acres, with a multi-use oval field, a basketball court and playgrounds. 

Clarendon offers many different housing options, including apartments, condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes. “Some weekends, I literally don’t step foot into my car… I will do my grocery shopping, meet friends for dinner, pick up a last minute gift and go to a park with my dog, Spencer — all within walking distance. Living in Clarendon is truly a special thing,” says Alyssa Cannon.  

Connect with neighborhood expert Alyssa Cannon to learn more about Clarendon and other surrounding areas!  

Alyssa Cannon | 703-585-8167 | [email protected]www.alyssacannon.comwww.McEnearney.com

Clarendon (and Nearby) Neighborhood Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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