Foxcroft Heights Real Estate
Guide to Foxcroft Heights
Foxcroft Heights is a small, diverse neighborhood located west of the Potomac River. This homey community has affordable housing and plenty of greenery. Its direct correlation to Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon City and downtown DC also provides residents with ample amounts of nightlife and entertainment options within close reach.
South of Arlington Cemetery
Foxcroft Heights is belted by Route 27 to the south, Towers Park to the west, South Joyce Street to the east, and Arlington Cemetery to the north. Penrose neighbors the community to the west, and Pentagon City and Arlington View to the south. The Pentagon is to the east of the neighborhood. Columbia Pike and Columbia Heights are also a short drive away.
The Kibler Family
This community developed in the early 1900’s. The Kibler family, owners of the Central Building Company, purchased the one-and-a-half acre of land on which Foxcroft Heights now sits. Around this time the Building Company began selling new homes for newcomers of Washington. With the exception of a few streets, mainly in the southwestern section of the estate near present day Columbia Pike, much of the land has been developed by the Federal government. The land was used by the Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, Henderson Hall, and the Air Force Memorial.
Some Metro Stations are Nearby
Pentagon and Pentagon City Metro stations are both a short walk away from the neighborhood. Both stations service the Blue and Yellow lines. Arlington Cemetery and Crystal City Metro stations are a little further out but within touching distance, with the former only running on the Blue line. Residents here also use their cars and the Metrobus for transportation, but in terms of restaurants, errands, and entertainment, Pentagon Row and Fashion Centre at Pentagon City provides many choices while just being a few blocks away. Route 244, 27, and I-395 are also close by.
Townhouses & Single-Family Homes
This mostly residential neighborhood has a quaint feeling to it as it is mostly removed from the mega-development and gentrification of other counties. There are over 100 homes in the area, all varying in structure and design. Most of them are row houses while there also some detached single-family homes as well as some apartment buildings. Although this is a small community, many investors and homebuyers have been buying property here as its location to downtown DC and metro stations are a major factor for homebuyers.
Pentagon Row and Fashion Centre
South of the neighborhood is Pentagon Row and Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. For grocery needs, Harris Teeter is a reliable source. For those looking to shop there is J.Crew, Tourneau Fashion, Wet Seal, Swarovski Fashion, and Armani Exchange among others.
Within the grounds you will also find some attractive dining options. One spot is the Lebanese Taverna. Considered one of the best Middle Eastern cuisines in the area, this local favorite dishes out some classic Lebanese goodies such as the tabbouleh, chicken curry, kabobs, and the chicken shawarma salad. Nearby is Bonefish Grill. A wonderful date spot, this restaurant offers a seafood-centric menu that includes sea bass, lobster, crab fried rice, as well as steaks and martinis. For great food and some music, check out Zen Bistro & Wine Bar. This stylish bistro offers some fabulous sushi, Asian small plates, and an abundance of international wine. On some certain nights they have live jazz and blues music. Other great restaurants around the area include Nando’s Peri-Peri, Thaiphoon, and La Creperie.
Some more local entertainment and dining options within Foxcroft Heights are Dama Pastry & Cafe, The Potomac Restaurant & Lounge, and the Joe Rosenthal Theater.
This cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to some important United States figures. Some notable burials include former president John F. Kennedy, his brothers Robert and Ted, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee. The Arlington Memorial Amphitheater is another popular site in the cemetery. This amphitheater has hosted state funerals and holds ceremonies on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Easter. Within the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater is the Tomb of the Unknowns. Probably the most well-attended site on the grounds, this tomb stands tall on top of a hill giving a great view of nearby DC. Some of the unknown soldiers that represented their countries fought in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War among others.
Towers Park is a wonderful location, just west of the neighborhood. This 4-acre park features a playground, four lighted tennis courts, two practice walls, basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a community garden, and a dog park.
The Pentagon Memorial is an important memorial located permanently outside the Pentagon. This outdoor memorial comprises of 184 granite-covered benches engraved with each of the victim’s names in honor of those who were killed in 9-1-1’s flight 77.
Foxcroft Heights is a historically bounded community that offers plenty of seclusion while being in touching distance to downtown DC. This neighborhood has affordable real estate, lots of recreational activities, and nearby Pentagon City offers abundance of shopping and dining choices that gives residents here all they need.
Air Force Memorial
Historic yet modern. This is one of the most popular memorials in Arlington and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the edge of Fox Croft every year.