Maywood Homes for Sale
Just about a quarter-mile from the Potomac River in North Arlington is the delightful Maywood neighborhood, also known as the Maywood Historic District. Here you’ll find some of the loveliest homes for sale in Washington Metro—when they actually come on the market, that is.
Located south of Woodmont and North of Old Dominion Drive and I-66 with Thrifton Hills Park running along its southeastern perimeter, this is a very small community. In fact, there’s only about 1,220 residents in an area spanning 73 acres. That translates to .140 of a square mile with just a handful of streets. In a word, the place is quaint.
Once verdant farmland, this plateau with surrounding drop-offs was platted as a streetcar suburb by the Conservative Realty Company between 1909 and 1913. The earliest homes for sale featured Queen Anne and Colonial Foursquare architecture, followed by Sears Roebuck and Aladdin brand catalogue kit homes, more commonly known as Craftsman. Construction continued throughout the 1930s with Colonial Revival, Cape Cod and Tudor designs. That’s a lot of styles for such a small enclave!
Not all of the homes for sale in Maywood are antiques, however. A trickle of mid-century houses were built after the war, and there were also some tear-downs and new construction in the 1970s and 1980s. There’s even a few condos toward the southwestern border. But around 1990, locals teamed with county preservationists, and were able to have their beloved neighborhood declared a historic district. Since then, not one of the historically designates homes has been destroyed.
And that’s how you’ll find this delightful 73-acre hideaway today, with fewer than 400 residences altogether of which more than half are historically protected. The rules also apply to additions and remodels, with design guidelines intended to preserve the neighborhood’s character. In other words, don’t come here with the intention of turning a cottage into a garish castle.
Homes for sale in Maywood typically range from mid-to-high six figures to over a million dollars, with an average price of about $850,000. Residents also enjoy Thrifton Hills Park along the southeastern perimeter, as well as the nearby Shops at Lee Heights just to the west. This may not be the best-known neighborhood in Washington Metro, but the locals are just fine with that.