Arlington’s 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods

The local real estate boom continues, with average sales topping $1.4 million in the county's priciest areas.

Golf Club Manor

5. Golf Club Manor

Dating back to 1953, this small enclave is (as its name suggests) just up the road from Washington Golf and Country Club. It contains one of the original boundary stones of the District of Columbia and sits across the street from Fort Ethan Allen, one of the earthen redoubts built to protect the capital city during the Civil War.

Homes sold in 2020: 7

Average sale price in 2020: $1,516,214

Average sale price in 2019: $986,100


 

Arlingwood

4. Arlingwood

Quiet, secluded and upscale, Arlington’s northernmost neighborhood enjoys direct access to the Potomac River and connects to D.C.’s Palisades neighborhood via Chain Bridge. Two nearby parks—Glebe and Ethan Allen—provide green space for joggers and nature lovers.

Homes sold in 2020: 4

Average sale price in 2020: $1,542,500

Average sale price in 2019: $999,375


 

Donaldson Run

3. Donaldson Run

Named for the stream that runs through it (which was named for a pre-Revolutionary War landowner), this hilly, wooded neighborhood near Marymount University and the Lee Heights Shops is home to several parks, including Potomac Overlook. In recent years, many of the original homes built between 1941 and 1960 have been replaced by new builds.

Homes sold in 2020: 8

Average sale price in 2020: $1,549,714

Average sale price in 2019: $1,370,000


 

Lyon Village

2. Lyon Village

This close-knit, walkable neighborhood, tucked between Lee Highway and Wilson Boulevard, is coveted for its proximity to Clarendon’s restaurants and shops. Developed by real estate mogul Frank Lyon on land that was once the Cruit Dairy Farm, many of its eclectic homes date from the 1920s and 1930s. Lyon Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Homes sold in 2020: 31

Average sale price in 2020: $1,593,414

Average sale price in 2019: $1,651,120


 

Cc Hills

1. Country Club Hills

Established from the 1920s to the 1940s on 126 acres of the former Civil War-era Grunwell estate, this wealthy enclave bordering Washington Golf and Country Club (hence its name) is home to politicians, media personalities and sports icons. The prevailing architectural styles include an “Old Arlington” mix of English Tudor, Colonial and Spanish-style residences, as well as many newly-constructed homes and additions.

Homes sold in 2020: 34

Average sale price in 2020: $1,720,523

Average sale price in 2019: $1,500,220


 

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