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Lyon Park is an upper-class neighborhood in North Arlington Virgina with a rich history going back 100 years. The area offers quick access to the new Amazon HQ as well as the heart or Arlington. READ MORE HERE
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Lyon Park Neighborhood – Arlington Virginia
Lyon Park neighborhood in North Arlington is bounded by 10th Street North, Arlington Boulevard, and Irving Street. It is one of Arlington’s urban villages in a convenient location that affords easy access to not only a Metro Rail station – Clarendon – but also all the daily amenities needed – shopping, dining, entertainment.
- It is deemed an upper-class neighborhood with a median Household Income of $83,878.
- Lyon Park neighborhood was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
Prospective homebuyers need not worry, however, because the designation does not impose any restrictions on homeowners, but instead offers incentives and opportunities to maintain Lyon Park’s historic structures and its character. The neighborhood was founded in 1919 and featured a wide variety of buildings and homes constructed in the following years.
Today there are more than 11,200 residents in Lyon Park, including many liberal young professionals. Not all, but most residents rent their homes, which makes the area a fabulous choice for those looking for an investment property. Of course, the many advantageous features of the neighborhood also make it a great place to live.
- College degrees are held by 79% of the residents, with 32% of them being advanced degrees.
- Seventy-one percent (71%) are employed in executive, managers and professional fields while 16% are employed in sales and service.
- Homeowners are a mere 33%, while renters are at 67%.
- Twenty-eight percent (28%) of the population is married versus 63% who are single.
- The diversity index for Lyon Park is 68.
Lyon Park Real Estate
Lyon Park neighborhood has mostly apartment complexes with some single-family homes as well. These are primarily small to medium-sized, i.e. from studios to three or four bedrooms.
The dwelling styles include a variety of architectural styles, ranging from Craftsman-style bungalows dating from the1920s to the Colonial Revival-style buildings dating from the 1930s and 1940s. A number of Queen Ann style dwellings erected prior to the platting of Lyon Park are also present.
New construction in Lyon Park is scattered around the neighborhood, replacing older homes that have been torn down.
The diversity of real estate in Lyon Park means there are excellent options for single professionals, families, retirees, and everyone in between.
- Median Home Price is $935,085
- Average Rental Price is $2,220
Amenities in Lyon Park Neighborhood
The Lyon Park neighborhood has many restaurants, like Bonchon and Astor Mediterranean, a few bars, coffee shops, and three parks.
On North Pershing Drive, between North Garfield and North Fillmore Streets at 2901 4th Street N is the Lyon Park playground. It is a dog-free park with a small playground for children.
The Park, along with the Community House located at 414 N Fillmore Street, is host to numerous community-oriented events each year. These events provide entertainment and contribute to the neighborhood’s distinct, cohesive feel.
Henry Clay Park is owned and maintained by the County. It is located within Lyon Park between North Garfield and North Highland Streets, on North 7th Street. Henry Clay Park has an outdoor basketball court, a playground, and a gazebo.
The third park within the Lyon Park neighborhood is Fillmore Park. Fillmore is also a County park, and it is located at 33 N. Fillmore Street. This park has a youth baseball field, a playground, and picnic tables.
Schools Serving Lyon Park
Adding to the appeal of Lyon Park, particularly for homebuyers with children, are its conveniently located schools. Arlington County Public Schools serve the school-aged children in the area in highly-rated facilities. Children in the neighborhood attend -
- Long Branch Elementary School (within the community)
- Thomas Jefferson Middle School
- Washington Liberty High School
- Wakefield High School
Community Organized Events in Lyon Park
Lyon Park community events are not only open to members, but also to neighbors. There are a wide variety of activities each year, affording entertainment, as well as volunteer opportunities. A few examples include the Community Yard Sale held each September, and the daytime Parade of Costumes in October around Halloween. The costume parade begins at the Park, where there is also a pumpkin-carving contest. After dark on Halloween, there is a bonfire with story-telling and refreshments, and these events are free and open to the public.
In November, the community hosts a Craft and Bake Fair, then in December a Children’s Holiday Party, which includes a visit by Santa and a caroling sing-along. Each January, there is a Pancake Breakfast, and in March, they host a Chili Cookoff.
The longest-running Lyon Park event is the Spring Fair in May. It has featured games, pony rides, baked goods, plant sales, lunch, and more every year since 1924.
Transportation in Lyon Park Neighborhood
Lyon Park neighborhood is within easy walking distance to Clarendon Metro Rail Station. Its walk score is 78, which makes it an excellent choice for those who do not drive or own a car. Numerous Metro buses can be accessed on any of the main thoroughfares, including Arlington Boulevard,
- It has a transit score of 64 and a bike score of 78.
- Lyon Park neighborhood is a mere 5 minutes from Washington DC.
- Lyon Park neighborhood is 10 minutes away from Amazon HQ2 in Crystal City.
LYON PARK REAL ESTATE AGENT
If you’re looking for an active nightlife with lots of opportunities to engage others of like mind, Lyon Park is a great choice for young, single professionals. Need more information on Lyon Park Real Estate? Contact Arlington VA Realtor - Norma Skeete today!