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Boulevard Manor Homes for Sale, Arlington, VA
With its pleasantly upscale single-family homes for scale, the neighborhood of Boulevard Manor is closely associated with Bluemont to the east. In fact, the 70-acre Bluemont Park is technically within the borders of Boulevard Manor—although some residents in Bluemont might disagree. Such is the long and complicated development histories of these and other Arlington County communities.
Our subject neighborhood is bordered by Wilson Boulevard to the north, Four Mile Run to the east, Arlington Boulevard to the south and the N. Madison Street area on the western edge. Much of this community as it is known today was platted and built on from land owned by the Reeves family and known as Reevesland—the last operating dairy farm in Arlington. The farm dates back to 1865 and is now a historical landmark within Bluemont Park. But there is an even longer timeline here, going all the way back to two seminal land grants—one given to Thomas Pearson in 1707 and the other to John Ball in 1742. Ball built a log cabin in the 1740s which became part of the Ball-Sellers house on Third Street S, the oldest standing home in the county.
Over the years, land from these early grants were sold and resold, resulting in various farms and orchards, including Reevesland. The area also became well known as an epicenter for various connecting railway and electric streetcar lines.
In 1930, 23 large lots on the northern side of Arlington Boulevard were created with the caveat that resulting homes for sale must cost at least $5,000. This new subdivision was named Boulevard Manor. As a result of the hefty price clause, these grand homes were built gradually over time in a variety of styles, including Queen Anne, Colonial and Mediterranean. A number of the lots were later subdivided, with further plotting through the 1950s.
The development history of the area is further complicated by many other portions of land in the area stemming from the old Colonial grants which ultimately became part of Bluemont, Boulevard Manor, Bon Air and other communities.
These days, the Boulevard Manor Civic Association takes great pride in keeping the memories alive, as well as promoting local activities and holiday events. There’s lots of great outdoor places to hike and hang out, including Bluemont Park with well-kept athletic courts and fields. Also noteworthy is the Bluemont/Bon Air Walkabout with a myriad of connecting paths along old rail lines, connecting to various area parks.
Homes for sale in Boulevard Manor typically list in a fairly narrow band, between around $650,000 and $900,000. In addition to the larger original properties, you’ll also find mid-century Ramblers, Split-levels, and other contemporary styles, as well as newer custom construction resulting from tear-downs.