Donaldson Run Homes For Sale
Donaldson Run neighborhood is located in North Arlington in Zip Code 22207, and is bounded by the Potomac River and Beechwood Circle to the north and east, Vacation Lane, 25th Street N and 26th Street N to the south, Vernon Street, Old Dominion Drive to the south and west, and Washington Golf and Country Club to the north and west. READ MORE HERE.
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Donaldson Run Neighborhood
Donaldson Run is a hilly and wooded neighborhood. Residents are very protective of their green space and wish to keep it so. They have a very active civic association - Donaldson Run Civic Association – and one of its goals is to preserve green space along with the high quality of the environment.
Donaldson Run has two tributaries that are part of a Stream Restoration Project which aims to prevent erosion of the stream and its banks, as well as pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.
The 67-acre Potomac Overlook Regional Park is their signature attraction and the residents are not afraid of mounting sundry protests against any planned development. This park is part of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority which overseas more than 10,000 acres of woodlands, streams, nature reserves, parks, and historic sites in Northern Virginia.
There are several activities for children, including Camp Overlook for those in kindergarten up to the 10th grade. There are summer outdoor concerts as well as nature trails.
A private Recreation Center and pool can be found next to the park, for which there is always a waiting list.
As if 67 acres of prime parkland was not enough, residents of Donaldson Run have three (3) county-owned parks at their disposal as well.
The first is ZacharyTaylor Park. This is a 44-acre park that is designed to help you fall in love with nature and the outdoors. It features several walking paths and nature trails. The other two are smaller parks - Lee Heights Park and Marcey Road Park.
- Donaldson Run has a median household income of $162,337.
- More than 50% of the residents have master’s degrees or higher.
Donaldson Run Real Estate
Most of the houses in Donaldson Run were built between 1941 and 1960 and come in a wide variety of architectural styles. Ramblers take the most popular award, followed by colonials; and there are townhomes, split levels, cape cods, farmhouses as well as contemporaries.
As with so many other neighborhoods in Arlington, there is some demolition and replacement of homes, though not to the same extent as other neighborhoods.
- Median Home Price is in the high $800,000
Transportation In and Around Donaldson Run
Donaldson Run is a car-oriented community as evidenced by its low Walk Score of 44. This does not mean that transportation is lacking. It is served by two Metro Bus lines – 53A and 53B. As well, you can travel to Ballston Metro and access the Orange and Silver Lines.
- Donaldson Run is a mere six (6) miles to Washington DC.
- Donaldson Run is roughly seven (7) miles to Crystal City, home of the new Amazon HQ2.
Schools that serve Donaldson Run
There are four (4) Elementary Schools –
- Taylor Elementary School (Public, PK - 5th Grade)
- Arlington Traditional Elementary School (Public, PK - 5th Grade)
- Jamestown Elementary School (Public, PK - 5th Grade)
- Glebe Elementary School (Public, 5th Grade)
There is one Middle School –
- Williamsburg Middle School (Public, 6th – 8th Grade)
There are three (3) High Schools –
- Washington Lee High School (Public, 9th – 12th Grade)
- Yorktown High School (Public, 9th – 12th Grade)
- Arlington Community High School (Public, 9th – 12th Grade)
Shopping and Dining Close to Donaldson Run
Lee Heights Shops is the closest shopping area at 4500 Lee Highway. There is also Lee Harrison Shopping Center at 2425 N Harrison Street. You can also hop over to Clarendon to patronize the Market Common shops at 2800 Clarendon Boulevard, as well as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
For families with young children, Donaldson Run is an ideal Arlington VA community, of course, if you can afford the price tag.
But remember, Arlington has nearly sixty (60) neighborhoods from which to choose your little piece of heaven.