Dominion Hills Real Estate
Guide to Dominion Hills
Dominion Hills is a lively North Arlington neighborhood full of community spirit. This community has quite the interesting background. In the beginning stages of the neighborhoods founding, it was mainly comprised of farms and orchards. That all changed in the early 1940s when developer Merwyn A. Mace platted the land and built many of the colonial revival homes, many of which still stand today
In Between I-66 and Wilson Boulevard
The neighborhood begins at the corner of Wilson Boulevard and N Arlington Mill and continues west of Wilson Boulevard, north up N McKinley Road, which turns into N Ohio Street, east across I-66, south down Patrick Henry Drive and then south again on N Arlington Mill Drive until it meets Wilson Boulevard. The Arlington VA communities Boulevard Manor, Bluemont, Westover Village, Highland Park-Overlee Knolls, and Madison Manor border Dominion Hills.
Mostly Colonial Revivals
Dominion Hills housing stock is almost completely comprised of single-family homes. The majority of the homes in Dominion Hills have the same exterior look and feel typical of colonials. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since most of the development occurred in the 1940s during the Colonial Revival architectural period in the United States. These colonial homes generally have brick and/or siding exteriors, clean architectural lines, a middle-centered front door, and in-line windows and shutters. There are also a few homes here and there that break the mold, with some ramblers and split-levels in a sea of colonial style homes. One thing to note is that the homes in Dominion Hills are more affordable than some of the other more well known areas of North Arlington.
Easy Driving Accessibility
Residents generally rely on their vehicles to get around Dominion Hills and the surrounding areas. Like many North Arlington neighborhoods, Dominion Hills is full of street parking. Most of the homes are also outfitted with garages, driveways, or both, providing more than enough space for vehicles in the neighborhood. Driving into Arlington and DC is a breeze; if you’re heading into Arlington, just hop on Wilson Boulevard to get to Ballston, Clarendon, and the other urban villages of Arlington. To get into DC, I-66 is the north border of the neighborhood, and is incredibly accessible. In addition to I-66 and Wilson Boulevard, Dominion Hills is also lucky to have Patrick Henry Drive running throughout the center of the neighborhood. This busy Arlington road provides easy access to Washington Boulevard and N George Mason Drive.
If residents are in a pinch, public transport certainly is available, but it a little less convenient, with bus lines running along Wilson Boulevard that run into Ballston and beyond. The closest metro stop to Dominion Hills is the East Falls Church Metro Station, which services both orange line and silver line passengers.
Since the urban villages of Clarendon and Ballston are just a quick drive away, residents often flock there to grab a bite to eat or check out a nightlife spot. Tallula, Willow, and Rustico are some popular spots in the area that are often seen on top dining lists. In addition to the obvious choices in the popular areas of Ballston and Clarendon, there are also a couple of takeout style joints located in nearby Seven Corners, including Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mexican and Thai fare.
Besides dining locations nearby, Dominion Hills is also fortunate to have residents that are committed to making the neighborhood a great place to live. The Dominion Hills Civic Association puts on various annual events throughout the year to get residents mingling, including the Neighborhood Day Festival, Independence Day Parade, and the Halloween Costume Parade and party.
A Great Public Pool and Lots of Park Space
In the summer months, one of the most popular destinations for fun in Dominion Hills is its public pool, located right on Wilson Boulevard. This recreation spot is more than just a pool, with events and activities for kids and adults alike, including ice cream socials, swim lessons, potluck dinners, water aerobics, and more. The pool also hosts family campouts throughout the summer. Besides one of the best pools in Arlington, Dominion Hills is also lucky to be situated around some great parks, perfect for some outdoor fun. Dominion Hills Park was recently renovated in 2010 and has an open green space, picnic tables, a playground, and paved paths perfect for biking beginners. Upton Hill Regional Park is also nearby and provides residents with more space to play, plus hiking paths, a water park, mini golf, and baseball/softball cages.
More Than Just Colonial Homes
Dominion Hills has proven that it’s more than just another single-family neighborhood in Arlington, but is also an area that has an active community feel, with plenty of events and recreation available throughout the year. It’s tree-lined streets, historic atmosphere, and great homes also contribute to its desirability within the Arlington VA home market.
You don't have to spend $800k+ to live in a detached home in Arlington. The red brick colonials that make up a majority of Dominion Hills go for significantly less and often come with a big yard and possibly an addition as well.
Dominion Hills Neighborhood
Dominion Hills is a beautiful neighborhood feeding to two of the county's most popular elementary schools - Ashlawn and Swanson, and just around a mile to both Ballston and EFC Metros. It features beautiful topography, curved streets and yes, hills, and has easy access to Bluemont Park, the W&OD Trail and the Dominion Hills Pool (there is a waiting list for membership.) As of early 2016, homes in this neighborhood run in the low 600s for a fixer upper to the low 800s to remodeled ones with additions.