Arlington Heights Real Estate
Guide to Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights is a national historic district located in the center of Arlington, Virginia. Its diverse residents as well as housing options provide a unique urban lifestyle for a mix of homebuyers. The neighborhood also boasts a classic cinema, great dining options and a reliable public transportation system to nearby communities.
Penrose to the East & Alcova Heights to the West
Arlington Heights is bound by 9th Street to the south, Route 120 to the west, S Walter Reed Drive to the east and Arlington Boulevard to the north. Columbia Pike borders the neighborhood to the south, Alcova Heights to the west, Penrose to the east and Ashton Heights and Lyon Park both border to the north of the area. Buckingham is also a short drive away towards the northwest.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Arlington Heights is a national historic district in Virginia. The area was formed from the integration of twenty-five subdivisions platted between 1909 and 1978. Arlington Heights stands out for many reasons, but a notable aspect is its diverse population.
Easier With a Car
The community is walkable, and one of its great traits is its proximity to other neighborhoods. Depending on where you live in Arlington Heights, it’s a relatively short drive or walk to get to the nearby community. Most residents in this area go to work with a car while a surprising number also take the bus. The 77, 23A, 23B, 41, and the 4A run throughout town, while the 10B and 23T service the Ballston Metro station. This metro station runs on the Orange and Silver Lines.
Mostly Single-Family Homes
The area is primarily a single-family residential neighborhood. These single-family dwellings include a variety of styles similar to the Tudor and Colonial revival. There are also a number of twin dwellings and garden apartments found throughout the area. For those looking for a home in central Arlington then Arlington Heights should most certainly be on your list as the market is both reasonable and progressing.
Great Dining Options and a Classic Cinema
Towards the north section of the neighborhood is Pupuseria Dona Azucena. This Latin American restaurant has a simple setting but its small menu of fantastic pupusas and other Salvadoran tastings offers a very traditional feel of El Salvador.
Another pleasant dining option is located on Columbia Pike in the southern area of the neighborhood. Lost Dog Cafe is a takeout restaurant with an extensive menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and craft beers. Their dough is top quality and their beer list is constantly changing taps to keep with the season. Plus, a portion of their profits go to dog and cat rescue.
Down the road is Thai Square. Considered one of the best and most authentic Thai restaurants in northern Virginia, this restaurant offers excellent food with a wide variety of options. Some delicious choices would be the Larb Kai, Pla Goong, and any of their drunken noodles.
Staying on the same road, but much closer to Lost Dog Cafe, is Arlington Cinema N’ Drafthouse. This old-school 1930’s movie theater screens second-run flicks while serving plenty of drinking options. It also hosts comedy and live-music shows and waiters serve you beer & cocktails as you enjoy your movie or show.
Salsa Room is also a nearby attraction. This high-energy Latin nightclub & bar offers dance lessons, DJ nights, and a Spanish/Caribbean fusion menu.
Thomas Jefferson Community Center & Park
The TJ Community Center is a spacious fitness facility and offers plenty of recreational activities for people of all ages. There is basketball, badminton, soccer, table tennis, an indoor track, and a volleyball court. There are also free weight equipment as well as an outdoor fitness trail, and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. There is also an art studio that offers lessons on photography, pottery, and jewelry.
Arlington Heights is also home to Congregation Etz Hayim, Patrick Henry Elementary School, and Columbia Pike Branch Library.
Overall Arlington Heights is a neighborhood one should consider living in when looking for a new home in northern Virginia. Great schools, affordable homes, and plenty of dining options make this area an attractive alternative to other neighborhoods.
New Elementary School Coming
The Arlington County Board recently-approved a (much needed) elementary school in south Arlington at the current site of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.