Glencarlyn Homes For Sale in Arlington VA

Glencarlyn is a neighborhood in western Arlington, measuring .480 square miles with a population of about 2,388 residents. Once known as a summer getaway for Washington DC residents, the community was founded in 1888. It is bounded by Arlington Boulevard to the north, Glencarlyn Park to the east, S. 5th Street to the south and Carlin Springs Road to the west. Homes for sale in the neighborhood have a median list price of $488,500.

Surrounding neighborhoods include Forest Glen, Boulevard Manor, Columbia Heights and Barcroft

The oldest known house in Arlington County is the Ball-Sellers House, built in the mid 1700's and still standing on street. The home was situated on a 166-acre land grant along Four Mile Run and was sold to a tailor named William Carlin in 1766. In 1880, a third generation of Carlins built an adjoining home in 1880, and sold the property in 1887, at which time it was subdivided as Glencarlyn, the oldest subdivision in Arlington. The area was largely farmland until the start of World War II, with a large number of homes built between 1940 and 1960. For more information about Glencarlyn homes for sale in Arlington VA, start browsing the available home listings below:

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5825 5th Rd S


MLS#: VAAR156786
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1242 Sqft, 0.18 Acres

5608 1st St S


MLS#: VAAR155990
4 Bed, 1½ Bath
2015 Sqft, 0.21 Acres


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Glencarlyn Homes For Sale in Arlington VAGlencarlyn is well known for its large self-named park, running along its northeastern bounds and overlapping with Four Mile Run. The 97-acre park offers an amphitheater, nature trails, fishing, a separate dog park, and more. Homes for sale in the neighborhood are 80% of single-family properties, including There's a range of architectural styles, including the usual Arlington staples Colonial, Cape Cod, Craftsman and new-home construction. There are a few homes outside the norm as well, such as a stone cottage near the woods and built in 1900, that recently sold for $715,000.

There's a strong sense of community spirit in Glencarlyn with a number of organized events including the annual Glencarlyn Day. The historic Carlin Hall was built as a community center in 1892 and is still used for recreation, as well as its main function as the Carlin Hall Creative Preschool. Carlin Springs Elementary School and Kenmore Middle School share a campus in the neighborhood. Arlington Public Schools has proposed building an additional 600-seat “choice” school on the site as well, to serve outside families. The Glencarlyn Citizen's Association is opposed to the new construction, which would commence in 2017 and could impact traffic and open space. For more information about Glencarlyn homes for sale in Arlington VA, contact us today at (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 6:30am EST.