Chain Bridge Forest Homes For Sale in Arlington, VA

In the furthermost woodsy environs of North Arlington is a small enclave with some very pricy real estate—this is Chain Bridge Forest. There’s only about 300 people living in the exclusive community, and far fewer homes than that. The obvious challenge for hopeful house hunters is the paucity of active listings. But if you’re patient, you just might find your dream home for sale.

The neighborhood lies immediately west of the equally ritzy community of Arlingwood, and is also bounded by N. Glebe Road to the southeast and the Fairfax border to the northwest. There is also plentiful greenspace in the area, as well as the swanky nearby Washington Golf and Country Club.

Residential development began in the late 1940s and has continued at a gradual pace ever since. The result has been an interesting blending of home styles with various Colonial Revival subsets, English Tudor, Mediterranean, Arts & Crafts and some stunning modernist designs—both of the mid-century variety and more recent creations from top Washington DC area architects.

The lots tend to be oversized here, and the natural terrain is part of the allure with mature trees liberally lining a handful of winding hilly streets and cul-de-sacs. There’s also no shortage of nearby parks and conservation areas, including Fort Ethan Allen Park, Glebe Road Park and the Gulf Branch Nature Center. Residents can traipse along hiking trails that lead through the forest with all its beech trees, tulip poplars, oak, bamboo, honeysuckle and ivy to the broad greenbelt along the Potomac River. Those on bikes can even cross the Chain Bridge itself to the Palisades in Washington DC, and the C&O canal towpath that parallels the river.

Luxury homes for sale in Chain Bridge Forest start in the high six figures and climb into the millions of dollars. Those who like the area but simply can’t find an available property might also want to consider surrounding Arlington neighborhoods like Riverquest, Country Club Grove, Broyhill Forest and Country Club Hills. Additionally, the very high end community of McLean is right across the border in Fairfax County.