Barcroft Homes For Sale in Arlington VA
Barcroft is a centrally located neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, measuring .508 square miles and home to approximately 3800 residents. It is bounded by Arlington Boulevard to the north, George Mason Drive to the east, Columbia Pike to the south, and Four Mile Run and Glencarlyn Park to the west. Barcroft homes for sale in Arlington VA are primarily single-family structures with condos accounting for about 15%. The median list price is around $615,000.
Barcroft's history goes back to George Washington who surveyed the land and reportedly built a gristmill there. It was the first of several mills built over time, including one built by Dr. John Woolverton Barcroft utilizing the largest mill wheel on the east coast. The neighborhood was named for Barcroft who died in 1895. The earliest homes in the area were built in 1892 but residential development didn't begin in earnest until in 1903. The pace picked up between 1918 and 1950, with the construction of several hundred homes in a variety of styles.
While it shares a name and historical references with the upscale Lake Barcroft community located in Fairfax County, Barcroft is its own place.
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Homes for sale in Barcroft enjoy a number of architectural styles typical to the area, including Colonial, American Four-Square, Gothic Revival and Craftsman-styles. The Craftsman style originated with the English Arts & Crafts homes and later became popular through Sears Roebuck kit-form homes in the US. These were delivered all of the country by rail car from a period of 1908-1940 and came with all necessary pre-cut pieces and directions. The style was very popular in Arlington and has remained a staple through various independent designers up through the present.
One of Barcroft's popular attractions is its self-named park along with the Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center, both of which are part of the Arlington County Parks system and located alongside Four Mile Run trail and stream. The 65-acre park includes lighted athletic fields, basketball courts, jogging trails, picnic areas and more. The friendly Barcroft neighborhood evokes a bygone era and is one of the most sought after enclaves for new residents. The highly-regarded Barcroft Elementary is in the immediate neighborhood and students can also attend Jefferson Middle School and Wakefield High. To learn more about Barcroft homes for sale in Arlington VA, contact us today at (202) 798-3600.
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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 2:03am EST.