Douglas Park Homes For Sale
Douglas Park Arlington VA is a densely urban village where to the north it is bordered by Columbia Pike, to the east by South Four Mile Run and to the west by South Walter Reed Drive. Population is close to 17,000.
Close by neighborhoods are Nauck, Columbia Heights, Westmont, Alcova Heights and Barcroft. Read more about Douglas Park here.
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Douglas Park - Arlington, VA
Douglas Park is an upper middle-class neighborhood where the median household income is $89,609.
College degrees are held by 54.7% of the residents, with 28.4% of those being advanced degrees.
Approximately 45% of the population is married. At the same time, 52% are homeowners and 48% are renters.
Douglas is deemed the most diverse neighborhood in Arlington VA.
Douglas Park Real Estate
As an urban village, Douglas Park real estate comprises medium-sized single family homes with three to four bedrooms and also smaller ones with studios to two bedrooms. There are a few areas with townhomes as well, but definitely single family homes dominate the area. Many of these homes of the cape cod and bungalow variety were built between 1940 and 1969 as well as between 1970 and 1999. Some of these have undergone varying degrees of renovation, including extensions.
There are many rental apartments in the area as well, accounting for the almost even split between renters and homeowners.
The median home price of these homes (2019) is $765,864 while the average rental price is $2,005 (2019).
Round and about Douglas Park
Parks - As the name suggests, there is a park by the name of Douglas Park. It occupies five acres and is equipped with a playground for kids, nature trails, a gazebo, a stream, a covered picnic area and a stone fireplace.
There is also Monroe Park at 1330 S Monroe Street which is a small fenced-in area with a playground. And then there is Doctor’s Run Park at 1301 S George Mason Drive, occupying six acres with picnic tables, a paved trail, charcoal grills, a volleyball court and, of course, a playground.
Not to be forgotten is Fort Barnard Dog Park for your furry friends, It is located on S Pollard Street.
Transportation - Douglas Park is walkable for groceries and other small businesses and restaurants along Columbia Pike. There is no Metro directly, but the Arlington Transit bus will take you to either Courthouse Metro for the Orange and Silver Lines or to Pentagon City Metro for the Blue and Yellow Lines.
There are also regular Metro buses along Columbia Pike going into DC or Pentagon City, plus the convenience of Interstates 395 and 66 and route 50.
Restaurants – you have an amazing choice of restaurants for as long as you wish to walk along Columbia Pike, going all the way north to Falls Church. Whether its American, Lebanese, Ethiopian, Mexican, Italian, you name it. Bob & Edith’s Diner, Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant, Lost Dog Café are but a few.
Community Centers – Three community centers serve Douglas Park. They are The Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center at 909 S Dinwiddie Street, the Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center at 4200 S Four Mile Run Drive and Walter Reed Community & Senior Center at 2909 16th Street.
Farmers Markets – Like many other Arlington VA neighborhoods, Douglas Park hosts the Columbia Pike Farmers Market at the corner of Columbia Pike and S Walter Reed Drive all year round on Saturdays between 9:00AM and 1:00PM, also on Sundays between 8:00AM and 1:00PM.
Schools in Douglas Park
Wakefield High School, Jefferson Middle School, Randolph Elementary School and Hoffman-Boston Elementary School all serve Douglas Park as part of the Arlington Public School system.
Is Douglas Park for you?
If you are looking for a community-oriented place to live where neighbors hang out on their porches, then Douglas Park is for you. Even though there are a lot of single, young professionals, it is a welcoming family-oriented community. Plus, compared to other neighborhoods, home prices are somewhat moderate.