Nauck

Filled with a unique mix of housing, several parks, and a diverse population today, the Arlington County community of Nauck is also home to restaurants, grocery stores, and retailers. In addition, you’ll find several parks filled with playgrounds, sports courts, and green space for residents of the neighborhood to enjoy.  Located in the southern part of the county, Nauck is known by some as Green Valley.

Nauck Homes For Sale

Nauck Homes For Sale December 2, 2022
4
Listed
63
Avg. DOM
$421.62
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$659,500
Med. List Price
4 Properties
$860,000
Neighborhood: Green Valley
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,563
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
123
Days on Site
VAAR2020784
MLS
Gorgeous Contemporary Newly Built 4 Level townhome which features 3 bedroom (4th floor master and large bedrooms on the 3rd floor), 2 full bath, 1 half bath. The Towns of 24th is a small Boutique...
$720,000
Neighborhood: Shirlington Crest
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,409
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
3
Days on Site
VAAR2025152
MLS
*VA loan buyers - assume a 2.9% interest rate!!* This is your chance to own a beautiful 2BED/2.5BATH townhouse in the heart of Shirlington Crest! This well-maintained home was built in 2011 and...
$599,000
Neighborhood: Milestone
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,732
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
101
Days on Site
VAAR2021416
MLS
Fantastic affordable location close to Wilson Boulevard corridor, Shirlington, and Amazon. Minutes to DC. 3 Beds, 2.5 baths with two car garage. Main level with spacious kitchen with stainless steel...
$585,000
Neighborhood: Fort Barnard Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,184
Sq.Ft.
1945
Year Built
29
Days on Site
VAAR2024524
MLS
Welcome Home! Step right in to this bright and airy, completely updated and renovated home. Most of what you see is new. We did all the work so you don't have to. Lower level bedroom has many uses...

More About Nauck

Nauck History

Nack has quite a storied past. As the oldest African American neighborhood in Arlington, the area began attracting recently freed slaves from Freedman’s Village in the mid 1800s.  By the late 1800s, it picked up its namesake from a former Confederate soldier named John Nauck. He purchased dozens of acres of farmland in the region, subdivided some of the land and began selling it off to other African American families.

An African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church also relocated from Freedman’s Village, which housed a public school. A few years later, an electric trolley line helped kick off even more growth in the neighborhood. 

Racial segregation around the turn of the century halted any additional expansion efforts, but property owners in Nauck continued subdividing their land and bringing in more residents. Eventually, construction of The Pentagon and some of its surrounding roads led to the destruction of some older African American communities nearby.

This, in turn, drew some of the displaced residents to Nauck as well, increasing the neighborhood’s population once again, and stimulating its development. During World War II, some low-income housing was constructed by the federal government, but by the Mid-Century mark, much of Nauck was already built out.

Flashforward to more recent years, and developers have come in, demolished some of the older homes in Nauck, and replaced them with larger homes. Much of the development recently has primarily been happening along Shirlington Road.