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Arlington Heights – Arlington Virginia

Arlington Heights neighborhood is a Historic District in South Arlington.

It is south of Clarendon and northeast of Alcova Heights. It is bounded by South Glebe Road on the west, Columbia Pike on the south, South Walter Reed Drive and South Fillmore Street on the east, and Arlington Boulevard on the north. 

  • Arlington Heights Median Household Income is $98,984.
  • College degrees are held by 67% of the population of which 31% are advanced degrees.
  • The public service sector and the professional, scientific and technical services fields both equally employ 16% of the population. 
  • The homeownership rate is 49%, renters are at 51% and 42% of the population is married.
  • The diversity score is a high of 84.

Arlington Heights is relatively pedestrian-friendly with a walk score of 72, a bike score of 84, and a transit score of 59. 

Adding to its appeal, it is approximately 10 minutes from Amazon HQ2 in Crystal City.

History of Arlington Heights

As part of Arlington County, this neighborhood was part of the 1791 ten-square-mile federal district proposed by President George Washington. In fact, you’ll find Arlington Heights on early nineteenth-century maps. Then, it was a farm and part of the Custis family estate, which stretched west from present-day Arlington Cemetery and encompassed parts of current Barcroft. 

The estate was confiscated during the Civil War, but the Custis family was eventually paid for the land in 1883. The farm area known as Arlington Heights was ultimately subdivided and platted under various names, including Penrose. Of all the neighborhoods in the Custis estate area today, only Arlington Heights has retained its nineteenth-century name.

Real Estate in Arlington Heights

Though there are certainly exceptions, most of the homes in Arlington Heights were constructed between 1909 and 1978. This lovely neighborhood, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, encompasses many lovely older single-family homes. Common architectural styles include late Nineteenth and early Twentieth century Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Craftsman, and International. 

The neighborhood is primarily comprised of single-family residences, however, there are a handful of garden apartments such as Arbors of Arlington and one high-rise apartment complex, The Dominion Arms. New construction in Arlington Heights is almost exclusively made up of single-family homes on subdivided lots and homes replacing teardowns. 

So whether you are looking for a large or small home, an older or newer property, you have many exciting possibilities in a community with mature tree-lined streets, wide sidewalks, and homes with relatively generous front yards, driveways, and detached garages.

  • Median Home Price is $732,515
  • Average Rental Price is $1,975

Schools Serving Arlington Heights

Elementary Schools

  • Henry Elementary School
  • Long Branch Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Jefferson Middle School

High Schools

  • Wakefield High School
  • Washington-Lee High School


Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment in Arlington Heights

Along Walter Reed Drive, Columbia Pike, and Glebe Road, there are many fabulous restaurants and stores easily accessible to Arlington Heights residents. A few of the most popular include Bangkok 54 and the Arlington Cinema-N-Drafthouse, which provides opportunities to eat and drink while enjoying a movie or live entertainment. 

The rich diversity of the neighborhood is well represented with the extraordinary variety of ethnic cuisine options you’ll find in Arlington Heights. From Thai to Salvadoran, Peruvian to Ethiopian, Italian to Chinese, you can find it easily in this vibrant community. In addition to these outstanding dining opportunities, you’ll also find Arlington Heights businesses providing entertainment in the forms of wine tasting events, release parties for local musicians, televised sporting events, stand-up comedy, and live music.

Furthermore, the neighborhood hosts the annual Arlington County Fair.

There are also two supermarkets – Harris Teeter and Giant - in close proximity to Arlington Heights.  Pentagon City Mall is a 5-minute drive away.

Parks and Recreation in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights has four park areas within its borders: Fourth of July Park, Arlington Heights Park, Patrick Henry Elementary School playground, and the Thomas Jefferson Community Center.

Fourth of July Park and Arlington Heights Park are both miniature parks with limited space. Fourth of July Park is located at Arlington Boulevard and South Garfield Street, and offers picnic tables and proximity to a bicycle trail. Arlington Heights Park is found at the intersection of 9th Street South and South Irving. It offers a few benches to rest or read, and a drinking fountain.

The playground at Patrick Henry Elementary School is comprised of three-and-a-half acres but is not available to the public during school hours. The Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Community Center is the most significant recreational space in the neighborhood. It is comprised of just over twenty-and-a-half acres of indoor and outdoor multi-use space. Altogether these spaces combined provide the neighborhood with roughly eight-and-a-half acres of park space per thousand people.

Special Events in Arlington Heights

One of the other appealing features of this family-friendly neighborhood is its many community events. Each year the community hosts numerous activities for the young and young-at-heart. Summertime softball teams, mid-summer block parties, a Halloween parade, Christmas Caroling, and quarterly meetings with free pizza are just the tip of the iceberg.


If you would like to learn more about homes for sale in Arlington Heights or other neighborhoods, contact Arlington VA Realtor Norma Skeete about buyer representation today.

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