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Arlington Heights

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One of the County’s older neighborhoods (it clearly shows up on Civil War maps!), Arlington Heights prides itself today on being home to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, as well as the host of the annual Arlington County Fair. This centrally-located community is bounded by Route 50, Fillmore/Walter Reed Drive, Columbia Pike, and Glebe Road. Residents enjoy a short commute to DC, as well as easy access to 395, Pentagon, and Fort Myer.

It predominately consists of single family homes – Colonials and Cape Cods for the most part. There are also several streets made up of older brick duplexes, as well as Dominion Arms, a high-rise apartment building. The “feel” of the neighborhood can vary widely, between quiet tree-lined side streets versus the hustle and bustle of the homes and businesses that border Columbia Pike.

Homes in Arlington Heights

There is an active citizens association, which publishes a monthly newsletter, organizes neighborhood events, and facilitates communications between residents, community businesses, and County facilities.

The neighborhood is also home to Patrick Henry Elementary School, the Arlington Career Center, The Columbia Pike branch of the Public Library, and numerous businesses – including the beloved Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse and the Westmont Shopping Center at Columbia Pike and Glebe (once the location of the original Five Guys and the now-closed Brenner’s Bakery).

Lubber Run Community Center

The Thomas Jefferson Community Center grounds (also home to Thomas Jefferson Middle School) is what ties this close-in neighborhood together. It offers a playground, soccer and baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, an outdoor trail and an indoor track for running/walking, a fitness center, and art studios – as well as meeting and game rooms.

The neighborhood schools for Arlington Heights are Patrick Henry Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and Wakefield High School. For more information on the magnet/alternative schools which are also offered to Arlington Heights residents, please visit Arlington School Options
All in all Arlington Heights is an active, thriving community of nearly 900 households and approximately 50 businesses.

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