Hyde Park Condominiums - Arlington, VA

If you visit the Hyde Park condo associations website, you'll find one of the truly unique amenities for modern-day luxury complexes – 24/7 secretarial service. This is indeed cause for a second look, because if you're going to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to live in 1000 square feet of space you should definitely be able to ring up the front desk at three in the morning and request proof-reading help for the article you have to turn in at 6:00AM.

Located in popular Ballston, the 332-unit Hyde Park complex has long been a favorite with Arlington condo dwellers. The fact that it was built in 1973 during the IBM Selectric era may have something to do with its longstanding tradition of offering secretarial assistance. Regardless, this is a cool place to live with huge rectangular balconies, kitchens with an entire wall of windows, and spacious rooms with a generally cubed retro look with lots of angles. Did we mention the parquet floors?

The International-styled Hyde Park condominiums in Arlington, VA are located at 4141 N. Henderson Street, right by Ballston Common and just four blocks from the Metro. Floor plans run from efficiencies to three-bedroom units with over 1800 square feet of living space. Recent closed properties have ranged in price from $199,800 - $475,000. The building's amenities include a pool, nighttime security and a three-story parking complex.

For almost 40 years, Hyde Park condominiums have been offering luxury living to discerning residents. Commuting is a snap – just a straight shot up Glebe Road to I-66 and a quick drive into downtown DC. There's plenty to do in the neighborhood, from skating at Capitals IcePlex to numerous nearby retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn, Cheesecake Factory and Whole Foods. Schools in the area include Barrett Elementary, Swanson Middle School and Washington-Lee High.