Old Glebe Homes for Sale, Arlington, VA

Old Glebe is the kind of neighborhood that is best mentioned in tweedy tones—it has a prime North Arlington, Virginia location, a long and rich history, and is known for some very gracious and expensive homes for sale. Just how costly are these properties we speak of? Recent list prices have started at over a million dollars and climbed north from there.

This woodsy locale with its gently rolling hills can be found near the Fairfax border. Neighboring communities are equally swanky, including Arlingwood, Rivercrest, Country Club Grove and Country Club Hills. You can take a wild stab in the dark and guess correctly that the famed Washington Golf and Country Club is very close by.

Old Glebe is bisected by N. Glebe Road and N. Old Glebe Road—old passageways dating back to the Revolutionary War when they were used by soldiers with wagons and cannons. There’s still some antique homes for sale dating to the late 1800s. But a more widespread residential development didn’t begin until the 1930s, lasting primarily for the next 30 years. In more recent decades, there has been a trend of new construction, whether major remodels or complete teardowns resulting in large trophy homes for sale.

As for architecture, you’ll find Colonial Revivals, English Tudor, Cape Cods and Arts & Crafts, as well as some mid-century contemporary styles. With winding roads and cul-de-sacs lined with mature, leafy trees, this is a neighborhood that reeks of peace and tranquility. Numerous parks and greenspaces include the historic Fort Ethan Allen Park, Glebe Road Park and the Gulf Branch Nature Center. Residents are also close to the Potomac River to the east, as well as the aforementioned golf and country club to the south. Ready to hit the perfect golf greens?

In short, Old Glebe is synonymous with Old Arlington and a community with only about 1,400 residents. It’s a great place to live, but there aren’t typically a lot of active listings. To learn more, call District Partners Real Estate, LLC, at 202-798-3600.

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