South Arlington Luxury Real Estate

Those searching for luxury homes in Arlington, Virginia will often notice the area described as two halves, South Arlington, and North Arlington. The dividing line is generally considered to be Route 50, better known as Arlington Boulevard. And while the northern sector is typically considered to have a higher percentage of upscale properties, there are notable parts of South Arlington with true luxury houses and condominiums for sale.

One of the key factors for luxury real estate in South Arlington has to do with the federal government and the military. True to its name, Pentagon City is home to the Pentagon, and there are numerous high-ranking military officials who prefer having an easy and quick commute to work. Additionally, the Army Navy Country Club is southeast of the Pentagon, on the other side of I-395. There are some very affluent residential neighborhoods in this area, including Arlington Ridge, Aurora Hills, and Aurora Highlands. You’ll find numerous gracious detached single-family homes along S. Arlington Ridge Road, as well as the hilly side streets branching off it. This is one of the most sought-after real estate markets in the Washington Metro area.

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South Arlington is bordered by the Potomac River to the east, Alexandria to the southeast, Fairfax County to the southwest, and North Arlington to the north. One of South Arlington’s major east-west driving corridors is Columbia Pike, with a number of neighbors to either side. Columbia Pike has been an area of ambitious plans in recent years through the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization. Perhaps the most anticipated future upgrade has been an electric streetcar system, but that will have to wait for now—Arlington halted efforts to develop a nearly five-mile long line that would have run from Fairfax County to Crystal City.

Neighborhoods bordering Columbia Pike include Arlington Forest, Arlington Heights, Alcova Heights, Barcroft, Buckingham, Claremont, Columbia Forest, Columbia Heights West, Douglas Park, Glencarlyn, and Forest Glen. Each of these small residential communities has its own sensibility and history, and there are numerous appealing home styles, including Colonial, Cape Cod, Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Tudor, Ranch, Contemporary, and more. Also worth mentioning is Potomac City’s next-door neighbor, Crystal City. This unique community is home to glittering high-rise towers above ground, and a subterranean shopping mall!

The luxury real estate market in South Arlington is truly diverse, with everything from hillside mansions to modernist designs. There are also numerous upscale condominiums and townhouses. The many amenities and attractions include parks, country clubs, and glitzy shopping opportunities such Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Among the mass transit options are the Crystal City Metro, Pentagon City Metro, and the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

To learn more about homes and condos for sale in South Arlington, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, at 202-929-3600.

South Arlington, VA FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are luxury homes more affordable in South Arlington compared to North Arlington?

A: The answer is debatable. While North Arlington real estate generally has a higher average value, upscale homes in South Arlington can be just as pricey.

Q: What is the average cost for a luxury home in South Arlington?

A: Recent sales prices for luxury properties in South Arlington have ranged from the high six figures to the low seven figures.

Q: What happened to the plans for a streetcar line along Columbia Pike?

A: After many years of planning, the project was cancelled when Arlington County Board members could not reach a consensus. Instead, Arlington upgraded and modernized the bus system.

Q: How far is it from Pentagon City to the White House?

A: The distance is about three miles by automobile. You can also take the subway Blue Line, leaving from the Pentagon City Metro station.

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