Lyon Village in Arlington
Containing around 800 residences, Lyon Village in Arlington provides an ideal location for many in the DC area to call home. Made up of mostly detached homes, Lyon Village also offers a select number of condos, townhouses and apartments for prospective residents to choose from.
Mostly built-up in the 1920s and 1930s, Lyon Village began as one of DC’s earliest streetcar suburbs. It also holds the distinction of sitting on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
You’ll find a mix of different home designs still standing throughout the community, including Craftsman, Georgian Revival, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival. Unlike some other neighborhoods, though, nearby development hasn’t changed the community’s unique character.
This mostly single-family neighborhood is close enough for many to an urban setting, yet it retains more of a small and quiet neighborhood feel. While some of the homes in the community have been carefully maintained and renovated, you’ll also find some newer construction, designed to blend in with the overall feel of the neighborhood.
Many homes sit just a stroll away from area grocery stores, dining options and area nightlife. The Lyon Village neighborhood even has its own Community House, with plenty of planned social events for neighbors.
Just one traffic light away from DC, the North Arlington neighborhood offers an extremely easy commute for its residents. In fact, some locals make a shorter commute into the District than those actually living in DC neighborhoods. It’s also, of course, just as easy to hop on the Custis Trail and bike where you want to go in the region. Another option includes using one of the nearby Metro stations.
The local park, meanwhile, offers up the addition of tennis and basketball courts, plus a picnic area and a sandbox for younger residents to play. You’ll also find a playground and a water spray area open to the public.