Aurora Hills Homes For Sale
Aurora Hills neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, has often been called one of Northern Virginia’s hidden gems. Its boundaries touch Army Navy Country Club on the west, Pentagon City on the north, Alexandria on the south, and Crystal City on the east. READ MORE HERE.
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Aurora Hills – Arlington Virginia
Residents describe Aurora Hills as a “real” neighborhood with mature trees, children playing, and people walking their dogs. The community has had many recognizable residents throughout its history, including Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
- Aurora Hills is a wealthy neighborhood with Median Household Income of $185,694.
- College degrees are held by 82% of the population of which 54% are advanced degrees.
- Most are employed in the professional, scientific and technical services fields followed by public service.
- Homeownership rate is high at 88%, while 56% of the population is married.
- The diversity score for Aurora Hills is 64.
History of Aurora Hills
Aurora Hills is one of the three original subdivisions that now comprise Aurora Highlands, the other two being Virginia Highlands and Addison Heights.
Development in Aurora Highlands began in 1892, and the first subdivision in the community was Addison Heights. The Aurora Hills neighborhood was added in 1917, and in 1930 Virginia Highlands was developed. Then in 1968 the Aurora Highlands Civic Association was founded, officially uniting the Addison Heights, Virginia Highlands, and Aurora Hills subdivisions.
This larger community, Aurora Highlands, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and many residents take pride in the area’s rich legacy.
Aurora Hills Real Estate
One of the additional benefits of living in the Aurora Hills neighborhood is the wide variety of houses you’ll find. As is typical in most Arlington neighborhoods, lots in Aurora Hills are relatively small and tend to be close to neighbors; however, the architectural styles available here are very diverse, affording prospective homebuyers many choices.
Remember the Sears homes, the quaint bungalows of the early 1900’s? There could be one right next door! Love front porches with swings, garden sheds? Character abounds in the details of these neighborhood homes.
On any given street in this well-established community, you can find Cape Cods, charming farmhouses, ramblers, but there are also some grand and elegant homes with captivating views of Washington DC as a result of teardowns and new construction.
Most Aurora Hills Real Estate is single-family homes; however there is a handful of brick, Colonial townhomes as well. Because of this extraordinary diversity, listing prices for Aurora Hills properties fall across a vast range.
- Median Home Price is $929,530 (2019)
- Average Rental Price is $3224 (2019)
Transportation Options in Aurora Hills
Ideally located near D.C., and two urban villages, Aurora Hills also boasts proximity to multiple major transportation routes including George Washington Memorial Parkway, Route 1 (formerly Jefferson Davis Highway), Interstate 395 and Route 66. That proximity, in addition to an abundance of street parking and parking garages, makes the neighborhood an excellent choice for prospective homebuyers who do not want to use a car for their primary transportation.
Aurora Hills is part of the broader Aurora Highlands community, which has an impressive bike score of 88, a transit score of 77, and a walk score of 84, making it the fourth most-walkable community in Arlington Virginia.
Some homes in the community are very close to the Yellow and Blue lines at the Crystal City Metro Station and the Pentagon City Metro Station as well.
That proximity, in addition to an abundance of street parking and parking garages, makes the neighborhood an excellent choice for prospective homebuyers who do not want to use a car for their primary mode of transportation.
For bikers, there are multiple access points to the Four Mile Run Trail at the southern end of the community. The trail stretches all the way through Arlington to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail, in addition to connecting to the Mount Vernon Trail.
Only five minutes from Amazon HQ2, Aurora Hills provides quick and convenient access to DCA Reagan Airport as well.
Shopping and Dining in Aurora Hills
Just take a stroll along the streets of Aurora Hills and see where they might lead you. Pentagon City and Crystal City are nearby to assure shopaholics are accommodated.
Love fine dining, or do you prefer casual? Find any type of cuisine you wish! Thai, Italian, Lebanese, Mexican. You name it. It’s all here!
Need more? Residents of Aurora Hills have quick and convenient access to all of the amenities and attractions of Washington, D.C. Hop on the Metro and one stop you are there!
Recreation and Green Spaces in Aurora Hills
There are multiple recreation options throughout this beautiful neighborhood, including numerous parks and the Aurora Hills Community Center.
The Community and Senior Center has a full calendar of to-do’s, from bridge to cardio to line dancing and more.
The Aurora Hills library also has lots of activities, speakers and fun programs for children.
Aurora Hills has its share of parks as well. The largest park in the community is the 12-acre Fort Scott Park, which encompasses a playground, basketball courts, a tennis court, baseball and softball fields, a picnic area, nature trails, and walking paths.
A bit smaller, Eads Park also offers multiple amenities. Here you’ll find a mixed-use field, a playground, charcoal grills, and a gazebo. The two smaller parks in Aurora Hills are Oakcrest Park and Fraser Park, both outstanding places to enjoy the fresh air and green space.
Schools that serve Aurora Hills
This is a family-friendly area with excellent schools. Students residing in the Aurora Hills and larger Aurora Highlands area are served by Wakefield High, Gunston Middle, and Oakridge Elementary schools.
AURORA HILLS REAL ESTATE AGENT
There are homes in the neighborhood ideal for any lifestyle, and they come and go rapidly. Each has its distinctive details and characteristics and one to surely fit you!
Contact Arlington VA Realtor Norma Skeete for assistance today!