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Waverly Hills Neighborhood – Arlington Virginia

Between Lee Highway and Interstate 66 in Arlington, Virginia, there is a lovely neighborhood and Historic District known as Waverly Hills. 

It sits very near the geographic center of Arlington and is bordered by the neighborhoods of Ballston, Waycroft, Glebewood, Old Dominion, Donaldson Run, and Cherrydale; more roughly bounded by Old Dominion Drive to the north, North Utah Street to the east, Interstate 66 to the south and North Glebe Road to the west.

Waverly Hills is approximately one mile from the Ballston Metro Station and is a fabulous place to live because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., and Amazon HQ2, which is around sixteen minutes away.

This urban village has been growing in popularity for many years because of its overall friendly vibe and lovely tree-lined streets. 

It is a family-oriented neighborhood with a mix of children and college-aged kids, young professionals and some retirees. 


  • Waverly Hills is a wealthy neighborhood with a Median Household Income of $143,750
  • College Degrees are held by 76% of residents of which 40% are advanced degrees.
  • 46% of the population are employed in the professional, scientific and technical services and public service combined.
  • Homeownership is high at 64%, renters at 36% and 54% are married.
  • Waverly Hills scores a 67 on the Diversity Index

History of Waverly Hills

The area was originally farmland. The Glebe of Fairfax Parish, where the rector lived, Is located at 4527 N 17th Street and was part of a 500-acre farm. 

It is the oldest and most significant building in Waverly Hills. According to the Arlington Historical Society’s website, the original Glebe House which was built in 1775 burned down in 1808.  It was rebuilt as a hunting lodge in 1820. Then around 1850, an octagonal wing was added. The structure, an Arlington County landmark, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Waverly Hills Real Estate

Real estate in Waverly Hills consists mainly of single-family homes, but you will also find some condominiums and townhomes and a good share of apartment buildings.  

For example, on Woodstock Lane, there is a fifty-unit garden-style condominium called Vermont Gardens. Similarly, on North Glebe, on the northwestern edge of Waverly Hills, there is a townhome community with private parking called Wunders Crossroads.

Many homes in Waverly Hills were constructed between 1930 and  1969 and represent a wide variety of architectural styles. There are bungalows, split-levels, ramblers, Cape Cods, Colonials, Craftsman, and farmhouses in Waverly Hills.

As with many other Arlington VA neighborhoods, Waverly Hills has seen its share of teardowns and major renovations, so that there is a mix of big homes and small, new homes and old homes.

Many Waverly Hills properties sit on spacious tree-filled lots which afford a beautiful and private atmosphere. 

This diversity means listing prices for available Waverly Hills homes fall across a broad price range depending on the home’s age, size, style, and amenities. 

  • Median Home Price is $855,903
  • Average Rental Price is $2104

Dining and Shopping Near Waverly Hills

The Lee Heights Shops are situated at the northern end of Waverly Hills, affording residents easy access to shopping and dining at locally owned establishments alongside national chains. 

Businesses found in Lee Heights Shops include Arrow Wine and Cheese Shop, Old Dominion Pizza Company, Pastries by Randolph, Crisp ’n’ Juicy, Chipotle, and Starbucks, among many others. These are all within a ten-to-fifteen-minute walk or five-minute drive.

Entertainment and Recreation in Waverly Hills

Most Waverly Hills residents travel south to Ballston for outside entertainment. Ballston is within walking distance and has long been a popular urban village in the Arlington area. Encompassing destinations like Greene Turtle, World of Beer, and A-Town, Ballston is well-known as a great nightlife hotspot, but it also has many outstanding dining options.

The Waverly Civic Association hosts numerous events each year to foster the neighborhood’s friendly vibe and promote resident participation.

Their annual events and festivals afford opportunities for neighbors to get to know one another while enjoying family-friendly entertainment. For example, every year in Woodstock Park, the community gathers for an Easter Egg Hunt.

In addition to these official festivities, it is quite common for neighbors to spend time together at dinners or birthday and holiday parties. This close-knit atmosphere is, in large part, the result of families residing here for multiple generations.

Waverly Hills is home to the Madison Community Center.  It is a parent-run facility with programs funded for children aged 1 to 5.  It also features a game room, gymnasium, fitness center, soccer fields, and basketball courts.

Further adding to the appeal of Waverly Hills are the many recreational opportunities at destinations like Woodstock Park which can be found at 2049 Woodstock Street.  Located at the northern center of Waverly Hills, the Park is comprised of one acre that encompasses a drop-in basketball court, modern playground, gazebo, and picnic tables.

This well-shaded Park was renovated in 2015 and has a hill that is perfect for sledding in the winter. Arlington, in general, is an excellent area for jogging and biking, and nearby there are many additional options for these kinds of recreational activities.

Transportation in Waverly Hills

The primary mode of transportation in Waverly Hills is a car, though many residents choose not to drive, and the neighborhood transit score is 50. 

North Glebe Road is the western border of the community and leads to many significant thoroughfares including Wilson Boulevard, Fairfax Drive, Washington Boulevard, Interstate 66, Route 50, and Lee Highway. This convenient location affords easy access via vehicle to all of Arlington’s best entertainment, shopping, and dining destinations. 

In addition to easy access to the immediate area, Washington, D.C. is also effortlessly reached, as are Reston, Tysons Corner, and other North Virginia communities via Interstate 395, Interstate 66, GW Parkway, and other major highways.

  • For those residents who choose not to drive, the Ballston-MU Metro Station is within a mile.
  • Walk score for Waverly Hills is 74, Bike Score is 67 making those viable options as well. 

Schools ServingWaverly Hills

Children in Waverly Hills attend the undermentioned schools -

Elementary Schools

  • Glebe Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Swanson Middle School

High Schools

  • Washington-Lee High School
  • Yorktown High School


Looking for a place that embraces the old with the new and is conveniently located?  Then Waverly Hills might just be the place for you.

Contact Arlington VA Realtor - Norma Skeete for more information about Waverly Hills Real Estate and other Arlington VA Homes for Sale.

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