Leeway Heights Homes for Sale
Leeway Heights is a smallish residential neighborhood in Arlington, VA that is commonly associated with its neighbor, Tara. In fact, the two communities joined forces and adopted the same civic association, and are now usually known as Tara-Leeway Heights. There are around 600 homes here, of which 350 are in Leeway Heights and 230 in Tara. The combined area is bound by 22nd Street N to the north, N. George Mason Drive to the east, 15th Street N. to the south and both N. Lexington and N. Jefferson Streets to the west.
This was once farmland, with residential development beginning in the mid-1930s. The building of homes for sale took a pause around 1942—the United States’ involvement in World War II was beginning, and certain materials including metal were subject to rationing. At war’s end, the development boom in Tara-Leeway Heights went back into full swing, lasting a little more than a decade.
Housing styles are typical to the area, with lots of Colonials in various subsets, Cape Cods, some Arts & Crafts homes and those staples of the mid-century, brick Ramblers. There has also been a fair amount of new construction here, resulting from tear-downs or extensive remodels. As a result, you’ll find a number of new “Craftsman” style homes for sale, with gabled roofs, wide overhangs and generous front porches. Prices start in the mid-six figures, topping out around $1.2 million. And while Leeway Heights is known for its detached single-family residences, there are also the Tara Towne Townhomes, a small enclave of 12 upscale units built in 1979.
When it comes to retail and dining, residents of Tara-Leeway Heights share the delightful Lee Heights Shops on Lee Highway with their neighbor to the north, Lee Heights. This highly popular shopping center is frequented by many throughout Arlington, with bright overhead awnings and fun businesses such as The Upper Crust Pizzeria, Crisp & Juicy, Café Parisien and more. There’s also a great local indie arts scene, headquartered in Cassett’s Café and overseen by the Arlington Artists’ Alliance.