Clifton, VA Homes For Sale
Clifton is one of only three actual incorporated towns in Fairfax County, the others being Vienna and Herndon. It's a town with rich history and an interesting view on preservation. Clifton's earliest roots date back to Colonial settlers in the early 1700's. Residential development picked up significantly after the building of a rail depot in 1868, serving the Orange and Alexandria Railroad (O&R). To learn more about Clifton, VA homes for sale, browse the MLS listings below:
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Throughout the late 1800's and early 1900's, Clifton's economic infrastructure was tied to a sawmill and lumber yards and the town flourished as a small pleasant community with a viable bedrock industry. It was incorporated in 1902 and continued thriving without necessarily expanding for several decades. By the late 1960's however, the small town had begun entering a period of decline, with residents moving out and houses being abandoned.
Enter Clifton's modern era. A dedicated period of gentrification was ushered in, driven by members of the community who wanted to preserve the feeling of tradition without succumbing to over-development. In 1980, a new ordinance was passed, mandating a minimum of five-acre lots for new single-family home construction. In 1984, the town received official status as a National Historic Landmark. The end result has been a combination of restoration, revitalization and a determination to adhere to a charming small town way of life.
Homes for sale in Clifton, Virginia are geared toward detached single-family homes, along with large historic homes that have converted to condos and townhouse units. The five-acre requirement for new construction has had the predictable effect of favoring luxury custom homes. You'll find plenty of traditional design elements including Colonial, Victorian and Tudor. The town is also noted for its equestrian facilities and the Clifton Horse Society. For mor information about Clifton, VA homes for sale, call us at (202) 798-3600.
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Listing information last updated on February 18th, 2019 at 1:30am EST.