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WHAT’S INSIDE … FEATURE STORIES

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Glimpse Into the Past Historical Overview of Arlington

Arlington Today

Arlington Today — The Heartbeat of Northern Virginia

Arlington Fun Facts Think You Know Arlington?

The Downtown

Arlington’s Urban Space “Rosslyn”

Governance

Courthose the Official “County Seat” of Arlington

Hometown

The Energy of Clarendon

Education and Culture

Virginia Square’s Mantra is the Pursuit of Knowledge

Science and Technology Ballston the Hub of Science and Technology

Arlington At A Glance Arlington Demographics

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JOHN ERIC

Welcome to Arlington! Did you know that Arlington County, geographically, is the smallest self governing county in the United States? Its dimension is the only undersized element of Arlington. I constantly tell friends, neighbors and clients that Arlington is the only boutique county in the United States. Its unique hometown charm, quaint neighborhoods, one of the best public school systems in the country and friendly people are but some of the reasons Arlington attracts thousands of new residents a year. Arlington’s prominence and importance in the Washington Metro Area cannot be understated. Located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, it’s ideally situated which is certainly one of the biggest factors in its appeal and growth. The county also has an impressive public transportation system comprised of the Metro system, Arlington Transit Buses and dedicated bike lanes throughout. And for just plain exercise and fun, there are amazing hiking and walking trails. I arrived in North Arlington almost 18 years ago. The change in the county has been nothing short of stunning and dramatic. The Rosslyn to Ballston Corridor has completely transformed the area and ushered in hundreds of new business and thousands of new residents. Arlington is home to some of the most important institutions and memorials of our country including Arlington National Cemetery, The Pentagon, and the Iwo Jima and the new Air Force Memorials. These landmarks bring millions of visitors to Arlington every year. If you are interested in finding a home in Arlington, allow me to assist in making you one of the many new residents of this most dynamic and innovative county. As one of Arlington’s top realtors, it would be my honor and pleasure to assist you in the search for your new residence. No one knows Arlington better and no one is more proud than I am to be an Arlingtonian! Best, John Eric


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Glimpse Into the Past

Long before owners of the beautiful brick townhomes and SUVs of today inhabited Arlington, Native Americans claimed the county as home. In fact, more than a dozen sites have been found within

Parke Custis and Mary Anna Custis Lee - wife of General Robert

Arlington’s boundaries with the earliest dating back nearly

E. Lee.

13,500 years ago. The first recorded history of the dwellers

comes from Captain John Smith and his fourteen English

growth throughout the area. So much so that infrastructure

passengers in 1608. They arrived to the native village called

issues popped, which helped spur an 1810 congressional act

Nameroughquena, which is now the intersection of US Route 1

legislating the first toll roads in the United States. This idea,

and Interstate 395. The natives spoke an Algonquian dialect and

which had been perculating since the late 1700s, was based on

the tribe was named the Necostin. Not so long after (circa 1675),

the British system and deemed necessary for three important

the Susquehannocks were driven into the area by the Iroquois,

reasons. The first, that Washington lacked major traffic routes

which led to Bacon’s Rebellion. The Necostins fled, the Iroquois

and transportation options. The second, that residents

stayed and by 1722 the remaining natives ceded all of their

complained about a “City of Magnificent Distances.” The third,

lands south of the Potomac to the Colony of Virginia.

no sustainable roadways existed to either integrate or promote

trade outside of the region. In addition, the maintenance of early

Arlington, originally called Alexandria and part of Fairfax

The early 19th century found steady progress and

County, became strengthened by land grants from the British

roads in Virginia was far below adequate. Hence, Columbia

monarchy and grew. The area developed into rich farming

Pike, one of the first turnpikes in the nation, was established. Toll

communities and large estate holdings. The name Arlington

collecting booths were built and fares were instituted. Travelers

was derived from Henry Bennet the 1st Earl of Arlington and had

were charged 12.5 cents per horse and rider, 40 cents per

been applied to one such great estate along the Potomac River.

carriage with four horses and 37.5 cents per coach with two

By the time Arlington was ceded to the Federal Government in

horses. Hauling sheep? 20 cents per head please. But, with this

1790, at the birth of the United States and thus becoming part

progress and growth came challenges, which hit right at the

of Washington, part of the tract had already passed through the

heart of the county.

hands of Martha Washington’s grandson, George Washington

As part of the federal city, issues concerning Arlington

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developed to a boiling point. Most notably, concerns over

to Ballston. This further led to expansion and economic

congressional representation, slavery and a perceived federal

development in Arlington.

economic stranglehold caused a movement to form which

demanded the return of Arlington to Virginia. In 1846, the Virginia

the county and the Roaring Twenties created innovation and

General Assembly passed a retrocession resolution and by

success stories throughout the area. Air travel became all the

mid-summer Congress passed legislation that returned the

rage and a 38 acre racetrack was purchased and made into

tract of land back to the Commonwealth of Virginia. (However,

the Hoover Airfield. The airfield, located two miles southeast of

the name was not changed from Alexandria to Arlington until

today’s Reagan National Airport, became the site for the newly

1920, when it was decided that there was too much confusion

incorporated Potomac Flying Service. Between 1926-1928, over

between the area and its same-named neighbor.)

25,000 passengers, for $3 per flight, took sightseeing excursions

by air over the nation’s capital. Air demand mandated the

On May 23, 1861, Virginia seceded from the Union as a result

The dawn of the 20th century saw rapid development in

of a statewide referendum. While it would seem that Arlington,

opening of another airport - Washington Airport - which offered

as part of Virginia, would naturally be part of the confederacy,

long-distance flying services. But, during the Great Depression,

such was not the case. The capital’s control did not extend to

owners of both Hoover and Washington airports had to merge

Northern Virginia and Arlington was never successfully captured

the fields. Then, with the newer, larger aircraft that the 1940’s

by Confederate forces. Although, there were a number of

offered, the field was eventually shut down and replaced by

skirmishes in the area, with Ballston being a ground for fighting

today’s Washington National Airport.

between north and south.

activated. Arlington Hall, a former girl’s finishing school, was

One of Arlington’s treasures - the world-renowned Arlington

United States entry into World War II found the county

taken over by the Signal Corps in 1942 and it was there that crucial work in breaking German codes was performed. The Arlington County Auxiliary Police force, which exists to this day, was created to provide uniformed control as a supplement to officers whose numbers dwindled due to enlistment. Throughout the area, neighbors and friends joined together and supported the cause. A memorial of such support is on view today at the Netherlands Carillon Park, which is home to a tower of bells, given as a gift of friendship to the American people by the Dutch as an expression of gratitude for support.

Following the war, Arlington experienced a period of rapid

urbanization. In the 1950s, the county government initiated a six year development plan. By 1959, two more additional plans were needed to guide the growth of Arlington. Next to the side of development, the county also engaged in a re-development plan. In Rosslyn and Crystal City, bars, pawnshops, construction Cemetery - resulted from the war between the states. During

yards, iron works and brickyard were replaced with high-rise

the war, the government declared that property taxes must be

apartments, office buildings and hotels. Where dilapidated

paid “in-person” and the $92.07 owed by Robert E. Lee was not

buildings once stood, gleaming residential apartments took

paid as required. The federal government confiscated his house

their stead. Rough neighborhoods were razed and thriving

and property and created Arlington Cemetery as a resting

communities took their place.

place for fallen soldiers on his lands. After the war, Congress

decided that it had been illegally acquired and returned it to

today and that of yesteryear. This thread comprised of diversity,

the Lee family. It was then sold back to the government for

modernity and community remains untouched. The county’s

$150,000 and today remains a sacred ground.

strong historical past shares links with the progressiveness of

its future.

After the Civil War, the area witnessed continued growth. By

1896, an electric trolley line was built that ran from Washington

An unbroken thread remains between the Arlington of


Arlington Today

Arlington County is the heartbeat of Northern Virginia. Arlington County is the heartbeat of Northern Virginia. Although,

Density Incentive Policy for Site Plans, which is meant to

in geographic terms, it is the smallest self-governing county in

assist private developers of large office, high-rise residential

the United States (at 26 square miles), it roars with progress,

and mixed-use projects to design, construct, and operate

innovation and diversity. Its energy is palpable. Its atmosphere

environmentally responsible buildings. The program uses

unique.

the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating

system as a standard for measuring the comprehensive

While energies and atmospheres are intangible, what is

tangible is the success rate of this smallest county. In 2006,

green approach of each project. And, Arlington also launched

CNN Money ranked Arlington as the most educated ‘city’ in

“Arlington Green Games,” a program meant to reduce

the United States. Nearly half of local revenues are spent on

greenhouse gas emissions from the commercial office sector

education, which makes Arlington schools top tier. Per-pupil

by engaging this sector in a friendly competition to reduce

expenditures have ranked the county as one of the top ten in

energy use, waste, water, and set other environmental goals.

the nation.

people to live in Arlington. Lacking incorporated towns and

Those who work and live in Arlington are well familiar with

But, it isn’t just statistics or green initiatives that draw

the progressiveness and modernity of the county. Although

cities, Arlington’s urban villages provide both diversity and flair.

Arlington has always been cutting edge, it now boasts initiatives

The neighborhoods of Rosslyn, Courthouse, Clarendon, Virginia

and accomplishments that are singular to the area. One such

Square and Ballston provide not only a sophistication but also

initiative is the Arlington Car-Free Diet. This has become a

comfort and convenience. Workers and residents enjoy friendly

phenomenon, with many locals joining in to reduce their carbon

neighborhoods and a plethora of award-winning restaurants

prints. Presented by Arlington County Commuter Services, it

and fantastic shops practically right outside their doors. And,

encourages residents to bike, utilize ART buses or take Metro

the varied choices bring people to the area from all over the

to save money, improve their health and clean the environment.

metropolitan region. Whether to enjoy a summer evening at

The county provides useful tools to assist those who are ready

the Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill in Courthouse, a dinner

to go on the diet.

with friends at Circa in Clarendon or just to grab a burger at

Brgr:shack in Ballston.

Arlington County also encourages its Green Building

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Communications, Rosetta Stone, and CACI call the county

Arlington Fun Facts

home. The Pentagon (Arlington’s largest employer), the United

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Arlington County has many celebrities that were either born here or decided to make it their home. Most notably, Patch Adams, Warren Beatty, Sandra Bullock and Shirley MacLaine.

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Business is big in Arlington County. It has more private office space than the downtowns of Los Angeles, Denver and Atlanta.

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Metro is never far. Eleven of the thirty-three Metro stations are in Arlington.

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Nature enthusiasts love Arlington County. They can use nearly eighty-six miles of biking/jogging trails.

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Arlingtonians are involved! The County has sixtyone registered civic and citizen associations and 178 community service organizations.

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Of course, Arlington is home to the Pentagon and its six zip codes and 68,000 miles of internal phone lines.

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But, Arlington is not only about the federal government. The top five private employers are Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Virginia Hospital Center, Marriott International and Booz Allen Hamilton.

The county boasts a wide assortment of corporations,

federal agencies and non-profit organizations. These entities thrive in Arlington, which is partially proven by the fact that Arlington consistently has the lowest unemployment figures of any jurisdiction in Virginia. Corporations such as Albritton

States Drug Enforcement Agency and the Defense Advanced Research Projects agency are all residents, as are The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy. The mix of the private and public workforce create a tapestry of precisely what Arlington is best known for - its diversity.

Arlington also has been called the “Hotbed of Cultural

Abandon� due to its fifty listed arts organizations and its firm historical footing. Whether one speaks of the Rosslyn Spectrum, the Washington Shakespeare Company or the Gunston Arts Center, cultural expectations are high in these urban villages. Bars are consistently met and raised. And, the historical aspects of the county are numerous and important. Whether one speaks of an Underground Railroad site (Arlington Cemetery) or one of the first toll roads in the United States (Columbia Pike), Arlington is marked with a sense of purpose. The region is proud of its history and past accomplishments.

While Arlington is proud of its past, it is always reaching into

the future. And, it is this spirit and drive that bring those from not only all over the region but the entire country to visit, work and live within its boundaries.


The Downtown

Every urban space has a “downtown” and for Arlington County, that is Rosslyn. This urban village’s name derives from the Ross family, an early

boundary. And, Rosslyn offers a variety of community activities.

19th century farming couple and the community that settled

Residents can attend five annual film festivals, a jazz festival and

behind their land, known collectively as ‘Ross Lynn’.

the Light Up Rosslyn ceremony during the holiday season, the

switch is flipped and the skyline is lit!

Early Rosslyn couldn’t have fewer similarities than the

Rosslyn of today. An “outlaw” center following the Civil War and

If one wants to escape the city for the weekend, Rosslyn

home to gambling halls, pawnshops, brothels and saloons, this

is the gateway to do so. Lee Highway, Jefferson Davis Highway,

former den of inequity has been transformed into the area that

the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Interstate 66 and

boasts the most skyscrapers in the region. Two of Rosslyn’s

Route 50 all entwine through Rosslyn’s roads.

condominium complexes - Waterview Towers and Turnberry Tower are noted as the tallest buildings in the metropolitan area.

Living in this urban village is a dream. Such convenience

at your doorstep! Shops and restaurants abound. Cafe Asia, Ray’s Hell Burger, Guajillo Restaurant and Village Bistro are but a few of the neighborhood’s famous spots. Rosslyn hosts WJLA (ABC7), the Art Institute of Washington, the Palomar Hotel and soon-to-open Central Place. Added to this mix, is the most famous parking garage in America - 1401 Wilson Boulevard - the site of Watergate’s Bob Woodward and Deep Throat’s meeting place.

But Rosslyn is not only about tall skyscrapers and the

hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Once one travels off the main path, there are parks and trails galore. The Custis Trail, perhaps the most famous, brings soft and lush landscape to the dweller. Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, lies within its

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Governance One can tell by the name of this urban village that Courthouse is about governance. Actually, it is the official “County Seat” of Arlington and hosts the County Government Administrative Complex as well as the police headquarters.

But Courthouse is much more than government buildings. It

is a fantastic mix of business, becoming a center for those both big and small. Verizon is based here and so is Washingtonpost. Newsweek Interactive. Side-by-side, office space shares window space with local favorite dining spots such as Gua Rapo, TNR Cafe, Ireland’s Four Courts and Me Jana (for some of the best Lebanese cuisine.). And for those sports fans, Courthouse hosts Velocity Five with 30 large, flat screen HDTV’s and Summers Restaurant and Sports Bar, voted one of the best soccer bars in the US.

One of the first garden style apartment complexes built in

the United States, Colonial Village, is housed in Courthouse and is actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While not all of Courthouse’s dwellings share this starred appointment, it does abound with subtle condominium complexes, single family homes and a community garden. Travelling through this area, one cannot help but notice the Key Elementary School - an immersion school and one of the best academic institutions in Arlington County.

Every Saturday, near the Courthouse Metro stop, the Farmer’s

Market buzzes with visitors claiming their fresh and local produce. Antique, jewelry and vintage print vendors load the market offering exceptional wares. A few feet away is an 8-screen AMC movie theater for late afternoon and evening entertainment, along with a plaza of cafes and restaurants. Courthouse is truely the gem of Arlington County.


Hometown

How does one begin to describe the energy of the Clarendon urban village? Do you start with the nightlife or the rich dining scene? Maybe

its ranking as shopping capital of Arlington County? Or do you

to a large Vietnamese community. Although, most of the

begin with its fun and friendly neighborhoods?

restaurants and shops have closed - except for Nam Viet, which

is original to the area - Clarendon retains its “hometown” feel

Living in Clarendon is not only convenient but a true

Clarendon was once known as “Little Saigon” and home

pleasure. The area hosts not only big name shops and stores

and is a patchwork of diverse neighborhoods.

such as Whole Foods, Lululemon, Barnes and Noble, Williams

Sonoma and Apple but a sundry of smaller mom-and-pop

that are quite proud of their village and yearly exhibit this pride

shops such as Revolution Cycle and South Moon Under. Big

with flair. Clarendon Day is held every October and features live

name restaurants and eateries from Pinkberry to Cheesecake

music, unique vendors, children’s games and rides. It also hosts

Factory dot the neighborhood, as do the local haunts like

the Arlington Neighborhood Day Parade, the CSC Invitational

Liberty Tavern and Whitlow’s on Wilson. All combine together to

(one of the largest professional and amateur bicycle races in

create a shopper’s dream and an eating paradise.

the United States), a Mardi Gras Parade and Tax Blues Night.

With so much to celebrate in Clarendon, who would ever want

Clarendon also boasts a wide assortment of

neighborhoods. The family-friendly communities of Lyon

These knitted neighborhoods form a tapestry of residents

to leave?

Park and Lyon Village are filled with single famly homes. The residential areas near the Clarendon Metro are hip and cutting edge. This is reflective of its history.

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Education and Culture

The Virginia Square urban village is quiet by nature but roars loudly in the fields of academics and the arts. The pursuit of knowledge is the mantra of this neighborhood.

the metropolitan region, finds its large outdoor patio filled with

Home to both The George Washington University and George

neighbors as soon as the weather turns warm. Quincy Park

Mason University satellite campuses, the area hums with

provides an ideal setting for peaceful walks, weekend picnics

activities and events. Arlington Central Library, a state-of-the-

and community baseball games on its diamond. And, St.

art facility, adds another dimension to its academic stance

Charles Borromeo Church, with its famed trio of stained glass

and provides residents with free access to myriad educational

windows (illustrating Old Testament themes) is a landmark in

materials and speakers. The Arlington Arts Center is based at

the area.

Virginia Square and provides the neighborhood with diverse

programs. There is almost always something to do in the

and quiet.

neighborhood.

Virginia Square derived its name from the Virginia Square

Shopping Center (which now houses the F.D.I.C.) From its inception, it has been about friendly neighbors. Those who move into the urban village call it home for the long haul. The village is home to lovely single family homes and single-living condos.

While it does not have the razz-a-ma-tazz of Clarendon

or Rosslyn, what anchors this area, and why so many choose to live here is its simplicity and sense of community. This is seen through local haunts such as Mario’s Pizza and Casual Adventure, which have been staples to the community and residents since 1957. Rocklands, which serves the best bbq in

Virginia Square is an urban village that enjoys its peace


Science and Technology Ballston, the thriving urban village that anchors the county’s western edge. Shopping, restaurants, parks and community activities abound.

neighborhoods that are both friendly and family-oriented.

Ballston is a hub of science and technology. Although

Parks, schools and single-family homes create

it is ranked as having the highest concentration of scientific

Ballston also has its fair share of high-rise condominiums

research agencies (the National Science Foundation and the

with wonderful views and city-slick dwellings. The two merge

Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute to name but two), it

perfectly together and create an environment of harmonious

is not only about pocket-protectors and quantum physics. This

living.

neighborhood provides its residents with first-class restaurants

such as Willow, friendly-atmosphere eateries such as Bailey’s

throughout the calendar year. The Taste of Arlington makes

Pub and neighborhood staples such as Rio Grande. And, it is

its annual appearance every May and finds residents strolling

the site of the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel - a premier hotel

through vendor’s stalls sampling delicious treats. The Animal

full of five-star services.

Welfare League of Arlington, based in Ballston, puts on an

annual “Walk for the Animals” in the community. There is always

Although, it is difficult to tire of the local mom-and-pop

shops in Ballston, on rainy weekends many residents head to

Ballston supplies a healthy share of community activities

something to do in Ballston.

The Ballston Common Mall to catch a flick at Regal Cinemas. The shopping complex, one of the largest in the area, is also home to Macy’s, Foot Locker and Coldstone Creamery. And, the Kettler Capitals Iceplex is here - home to the Washington Capitals hockey team where practice seesions are open to the public and free of charge. Year-round public skating is also offered.

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Arlington Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Barrett Elementary School

Patrick Henry Elementary School

4401 N Henderson Rd, Arlington, VA 22203

701 S Highland St, Arlington, VA 22204

Abingdon Elementary School

Phone: 703-228-6288

Phone: 703-228-5820

3035 S Abingdon St, Arlington, VA 22206

Website: www.apsva.us/barrett

Website: www.apsva.us/henry

Phone: 703-228-6650

School hours: 
Full Day - 8:25 a.m. to 3:06

School hours: 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/abingdon

p.m.
Early Release: 8:25 a.m. to 12:51 p.m. Hoffman-Boston Elementary School

School hours: 
Full Day - 8 a.m. to 2:41 p.m. 
 Campbell Elementary School

1415 S Queen St, Arlington, VA 22204

737 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-228-5845

Arlington Science Focus School

Phone: 703-228-6770

Website: www.apsva.us/hoffmanboston

A Team School with Key, Jamestown, and

Website: www.apsva.us/campbell

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Taylor

School hours: 
Full Day - 8 a.m. to 2:41

p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

1501 N Lincoln St, Arlington, VA 22201

p.m.
Early Release - 8 a.m. to 12:16 p.m.

Early Release - 8 a.m. to 12:16 p.m.

Jamestown Elementary School

Phone: 703-228-7670 Website: www.apsva.us/asfs

Carlin Springs Elementary School

A Team School with Arlington Science Focus,

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m. 


5995 5th Rd S, Arlington, VA 22204

Key, and Taylor

Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-6645

3700 N Delaware St, Arlington, VA 22207

Website: www.apsva.us/carlinsprings

Phone: 703-228-5275

Arlington Traditional School

School hours: 
Full Day - 8 a.m. to 2:41

Website: www.apsva.us/jamestown

855 N Edison St, Arlington, VA 22205

p.m.
Early Release - 8 a.m. to 12:16 p.m.

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-6290 Website: www.apsva.us/ats

Claremont Immersion Elementary School

School hours: 
Full Day - 8:25 a.m. to 3:06

4700 S Chesterfield Rd, Arlington, VA 22206

Francis Scott Key Elementary

p.m. 
Early Release: 8:25 a.m. to 12:51 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-2500

A Team School with Arlington Science Focus,

Website: www.apsva.us/claremont

Jamestown, and Taylor

Ashlawn Elementary School

School hours: 
Full Day - 8 a.m. to 2:41

2300 Key Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

5950 8th Rd N, Arlington, VA 22205

p.m. 
Early Release - 8 a.m. to 12:16 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-4210

Phone: 703-228-5270

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/key School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Website: www.apsva.us/ashlawn School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Drew Model School

p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

3500 S 23rd St, Arlington, VA 22206

p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-5825

Long Branch Elementary School

Barcroft Elementary School

Website: www.apsva.us/drew

33 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201

625 S. Wakefield St, Arlington, VA 22204

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Phone: 703-228-4220

Phone: 703-228-5838

p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/longbranch School hours: 
Full Day - 8:25 a.m. to 3:06

Website: www.apsva.us/barcroft School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Glebe Elementary School

p.m.
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

1770 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207 Phone Number: 703-228-6280 Website: www.apsva.us/glebe School hours: 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.

p.m. 
Early Release: 8:25 a.m. to 12:51 p.m.


McKinley Elementary School

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

1030 N McKinley Rd, Arlington, VA 22205

Williamsburg Middle School 3600 N Harrison St, Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: 703-228-5280

Gunston Middle School

Phone: 703-228-5450

Website: www.apsva.us/mckinley

2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Website: www.apsva.us/williamsburg

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Phone: 703-228-6900

School hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Web Site: www.apsva.us/gunston

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

School hours: Full Day - 7:50 a.m. to 2:24 p.m. Nottingham Elementary School

(Early Release - 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.)

5900 Little Falls Rd, Arlington, VA 22207

Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOLS Wakefield High School

Phone Number: 703-228-5290 Website: www.apsva.us/nottingham

H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

4901 S Chesterfield Rd, Arlington, VA 22206

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.

4100 N Vacation Ln, Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: 703-228-6700

Phone: 703-228-6363

Website: www.apsva.us/wakefield

Oakridge Elementary School

Website: www.apsva.us/woodlawn

School hours: 
Full Day - 8:19 a.m. to 3:01

1414 24th St S, Arlington, VA 22202

School hours: 
Full Day - 9:24 a.m. to 4:06

p.m.
Early Release - 8:19 a.m to 12:21 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-5840

p.m. 
Early Release - 9:40 a.m. to 1:36 p.m.

Office hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/oakridge

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Washington-Lee High School

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m. 
Early release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Jefferson Middle School

1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201

125 S Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-228-6200

Randolph Elementary School

Phone: 703-228-5900

Website: www.apsva.us/wl

1306 S Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22204

Website: www.apsva.us/jefferson

School hours: 
Full Day - 8:19 a.m. to 3:01

Phone: 703-228-5830

School hours: 
Full Day - 7:50 a.m. to 2:24

p.m. 
Early Release - 8:19 a.m to 12:21 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/randolph

p.m. 
Early Release - 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

School hours: 
Full Day - 8:25 a.m. to 3:06

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program

p.m. 
Early Release: 8:25 a.m. to 12:51 p.m. Kenmore Middle School

4100 N Vacation Ln, Arlington, VA 22207

Taylor Elementary School

200 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-228-6363

A Team School with Arlington Science Focus,

Phone: 703-228-6800

Website: www.apsva.us/woodlawn

Key, and Jamestown

Website: www.apsva.us/kenmore

School hours: 
Full Day - 9:24 a.m. to 4:06

2600 N Stuart St, Arlington, VA 22207

School hours: 
Full Day - 7:50 a.m. to 2:24

p.m. 
Early Release - 9:40 a.m. to 1:36 p.m.

Phone: 703-228-6275

p.m. 
Early Release - 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/taylor

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Yorktown High School

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

Swanson Middle School

5201 28th St N, Arlington, VA 22207

5800 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: 703-228-5400

Tuckahoe Elementary School

Phone: 703-228-5500

Website: www.apsva.us/yhs

Address:6550 26th St N, Arlington, VA 22213

Website: www.apsva.us/swanson

School hours: 
Full Day - 8:19 a.m. to 3:01

Phone: 703-228-5288

School hours: 
Full Day - 7:50 a.m. to 2:24

p.m. 
Early Release - 8:19 a.m to 12:21 p.m.

Website: www.apsva.us/tuckahoe

p.m. 
Early Release - 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

School hours: 
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41

Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

p.m. 
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

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Client Corner “In following John’s blueprint, we were able to successfully sell our home in 30 days during a historically slow season. John exceeded our expectations for service delivery and responsiveness, displayed integrity and honesty throughout the process, and brought true value to the transaction with a positive attitude, result-driven approach, and keeping his word. I honestly can’t say enough good things about John’s performance. We also truly enjoyed working with him because, besides being very talented, he’s also a really nice person. I truly believe that because of his superior service and ability to overdeliver, John is single-handedly raising the bar for your industry. We plan to recommend John to our contacts for their real estate needs, and also plan to collaborate with him on future transactions.” Adriana Zimmer

“John is a fantastic strategic partner to have in the real estate market. His experience, candor, and good instincts result in fast sales, well edited showings, and great outcomes.” Adam Ozmer

“Since we were moving to Dallas, we hired John to sell our townhouse in Arlington in hopes of getting quick results. We were worried about having our house sit on the market and being out of state paying double mortgage/rent, but the process moved very quickly so that we were back in Arlington a month later to close on our house. The process was quick, smooth, and pain free, just what we needed since we already moved out of the area.” Jiri Smetana

“John Eric is incredible to work with; he has strong dedication to his clients, a passion for his work and a commitment to excellence. I have worked with John Eric on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed or let down by my experience. He is very easy to work with and get along with. He took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and understand what my expectations and limitations were. He puts a great deal of thought and effort into each client. He is very professional, personable, and respectful. I would recommend him entirely.” Christine Maginnis


Arlington At A Glance

Age

Housing

Fire Stations: 10

2010

2011

Senior Centers: 6

Residents Under the Age of 18: 32,626

Single Family Detached: 28,170 units

Athletic Facilities: 101

(15.7%)

Single Family Attached: 10,810 units

Tennis/Volleyball/Baseball Facilities: 158

Residents Over the Age of 18: 175,001

Multi-Family: 68,300 units

(84.3%)

Other: 100 units

Income

Units in the Rosslyn/Ballston Corridor

Crystal City

2011 Median Household Income: $103,900

Rosslyn: 7,260 units

Ballston Common Mall

2007 Effective Buying Income: $7.46 BN

Court House: 7,307 units

Pentagon Centre

Major Retail Facilities Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Clarendon: 2,754 units

Clarendon Market Commons

Education

Virginia Square: 3,659 units

Pentagon Row

2010

Ballston: 7,619 units

Village at Shirlington

Residents with Graduate or Professional Degree: 34.9%

Lee Harrison Shopping Center Population Migration Inflow (2007-2008)

Arlington County Phone Numbers

Public Schools

Other Parts of Virginia: 2,699

35 Public Schools - 22 elementary, 6

Other Parts of Maryland: 620

Department of Planning, Housing and

middle, 4 high school,

Other States: 8,912

Development

4 other

Other Countries: 953

Housing Division - 703-228-3760

PreK/Elementary School: 11,480 students

Hotels/Motels

Middle/High School: 9,765 students

Number of Buildings: 44

Department of Parks, Recreation and

Number of Rooms: 10,759

Cultural Resources

Neighborhoods - 703-228-3830

Expenditures Per Pupil (FY 2011): $17,322

703-228-3323

High School Graduates Continuing

Community Facilities

Education: 89.0%

Libraries: 8

Arlington County Public Library

Parks: 149

703-228-3348

Community Centers: 13 Nature Centers: 3


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