Bellevue Forest Homes For Sale
Bellevue Forest neighborhood can be found in the upper northeastern part of Arlington County just west of the George Washington Parkway and the Potomac River, northwest of 36th Road North with Military Road to its southwest, and the beautiful Potomac Overlook Regional Park to its southeast. It is a little challenging to find this neighborhood on the map, although it is very close to Washington, DC. and other places of interest, making it an ideal place to buy a home. READ MORE HERE
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Bellevue Forest Neighborhood – Arlington Virginia
Bellevue is a wealthy suburban neighborhood with a Median Household Income of almost $240,000. The residents are highly educated, with 85% of them possessing degrees of which 62% are advanced degrees. Many are employed in executive, management and professional occupations. As well, a healthy percentage have government jobs. More than 10% work from home. Bellevue Forest has a low Diversity Index of 49 with 80% of the population being white.
History of Bellevue Forest
Covering one hundred and twenty (120) acres, the Bellevue Forest community was established in 1938. It was named by its lead developer, John Grunwell, after his family’s home.
The subdivision was carefully planned to include T-intersections, multiple cul-de-sacs, wide streets, and spacious lots. Furthermore, the houses originally built here were constructed on large wooded lots with much effort going into trying to preserve the land’s natural characteristics.
Most of the development of Bellevue Forest took place between 1938 and 1958, excluding World War II. During the war, development ceased, but after the war, it picked back up with seventy new homes constructed between 1951 and 1953 and an additional one hundred and fifty (150) built between 1954 and 1958. After 1958 few new dwellings were added to the neighborhood. In fact, only thirteen houses were built in Bellevue Forest between 1959 and 1993.
Since many properties are passed down from one generation to the next, new construction in Bellevue Forest is rare.
How is Bellevue Forest Today?
Despite having been established in 1938, Bellevue Forest has retained many of its original characteristics. It is still relatively isolated and beautifully wooded. In Arlington, there are not many neighborhoods that provide this type of secluded ambiance, which is a signature feature of Bellevue Forest, in addition to a slightly measured-paced, relaxed life.
Depending on your home in Bellevue Forest, it may be possible to sit in your backyard without seeing a neighbor or anyone else. That said, there are many community events which make it equally easy to socialize and enjoy the close-knit community feeling of the neighborhood as well.
Life in Bellevue Forest affords the best of both worlds: a small, private, upscale community with quick and convenient access to big-city excitement and amenities.
Bellevue Forest Real Estate
Bellevue Forest real estate is comprised of roughly 434 single-family homes. There are no condominiums, apartments, or townhomes in Bellevue Forest, but there is affordable luxury for those seeking it. These are big homes with a minimum of four bedrooms.
Homes for sale in Bellevue Forest typically sit on generously-sized lots surrounded by enchanting wooded areas with abundant wildlife. Common architectural styles found in this upscale neighborhood include Ranch Ramblers, English Cottage, Middle Ranch, Cape Cods, English Tudor, and Colonial Revivals. These were the most popular styles throughout the 1940s and 1950s when Bellevue was being developed.
The post-war properties tend to be newer architectural styles.
Vacant lots in Bellevue Forest are few and far between, but occasionally an older home is torn down to make room for a new, more modern residence.
- Median Home Price is $1,116,370
- Average Rental Price is $4,560
Nearby Bellevue Forest
All of the outstanding restaurants of Arlington are just a short drive away for Bellevue Forest residents. Within minutes you can enjoy a wide variety of international cuisines as well as the region’s best seafood.
An example of the exciting culinary options Bellevue Forest residents enjoy is the Black Salt Fish Market and Restaurant conveniently located on MacArthur Boulevard. Crisp’ n’ Juicy on Lee Highway offers Peruvian chicken, and on Old Dominion Drive, there is the spectacular Lebanese Taverna. These are just a few of the many exceptional dining destinations available to those who call Bellevue Forest home.
Attractions near Bellevue Forest
There is a multitude of indoor and outdoor destinations to explore near the Bellevue Forest neighborhood. One of the closest attractions is the seventy-acre Potomac Overlook Regional Park.
The Park features picnic areas, gardens, trails, peaceful woodlands, and opportunities to enjoy leisurely hikes through idyllic natural landscapes.
Also nearby is the famous Arlington National Cemetery. Comprised of lush green hills, stately mature trees, and colorful decorative plants, the cemetery is a must-visit destination for everyone visiting or living in the area. There is an informative Welcome Center with maps and details about the many extraordinary features, such as The Memorial Amphitheater, which hosts special events on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Easter. You can also view the graves of two U.S. Presidents, John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft.
Additional amenities in the Bellevue Forest area include Donaldson Run Pool, Donaldson Run Park, and Gulf Branch Nature Center.
Transportation in Bellevue Forest
You need a car! Bellevue Forest has a transit score of 26, a bike score of 28, and a walk score of 9. Clearly, a car is necessary if you intend to live in Bellevue Forest. However, the neighborhood’s proximity to major transportation routes makes travel easy for those with a car.
Many of these transportation arteries connect to Washington, D.C., and other nearby hotspots. Interstate 395 runs northeast and southwest in the southern part of the city, while Interstate 66 runs east and west. ART (Arlington Transit) is also available to supplement DC Metro buses with neighborhood connections to the Metro rail stations, as well as cross-county routes.
Schools that serve Bellevue Forest
The following schools server resodents in the Bellvue Forest community.
- Jamestown Elementary School
- Taylor Elementary School
- Williamsburg Middle School
- Yorktown High School
- Washington-Lee High School
BELLEVUE FOREST REAL ESTATE AGENT
Interested in making Bellevue Forest your home or learning more about Arlington VA Homes for Sale? Call/Text Arlington VA Realtor Norma Skeete today – 703-920-0003. Or use the form below to contact us today.