Garden City Homes for Sale
Tucked up into the northwest quadrant of Arlington County is where you’ll find Garden City, one of those best-kept secret neighborhoods that buyers often clamor for. It’s not big but the old historic homes for sale are true gems—if and when you can nab one. The community is often associated with Yorktown just to the north, and is also bordered by the neighborhoods of Old Dominion to the east, Halls Hills to the southeast, and Lee Harrison to the south and southwest. Also worth noting is Lee Highway which runs along the neighborhood’s southern border.
This area was once known for farms, orchards and old Washington summer home retreats. Modern day residential development began in the early 1930s, increasing steadily thereafter right through the World War II years—something of an anomaly due to a general shortage of building materials. The development boom was finished by the late 1940s. And while there has continued to be a trickle of newer construction, it is chiefly due to either tear-downs or extensive additions and remodels.
But for the most part, homes for sale in Garden City have a very traditional and gracious appearance, with Colonials, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and some early examples of mid-century brick Ramblers. Newer homes tend to ape older styles, and you’ll find lots of pride of ownership with lush landscaping, well-tended lawns and yes—lots of garden beds. What you won’t find here are condos for sale. As for prices, they typically exist between the mid-six figures and low seven figure range.
Residents in Garden City enjoy a great sense of community with local planned events and activities. The large Greenbriar Park is on the western edge, with 18 acres of greenspace and three diamond fields, including a main diamond with press box, dugouts, and bleachers. There is also a multiuse rectangular field, a synthetic track, lighted tennis and basketball courts, and more. If you’re thinking that sports are taken seriously here, you’re right. The smaller Chestnut Hills Park is adjacent Greenbriar, right up a set of stairs.