Old Glebe Neighborhood Homes for Sale
Old Glebe is synonymous with Old Arlington and expensive homes for sale. This is a place with gently rolling hills, appealing greenspaces, happy woodland creatures and big Colonial manors that will put a bit of a dent in your wallet—the average sales price is over $1.5 million. By why sweat the sticker shock—you want to live in a North Arlington mansion, don’t you?
Located near the Arlington/Fairfax border, Old Glebe dates way back to the time of the Revolutionary War when soldiers and cannons journeyed along old dirt roads. Of course, “modern day” residential development would occur much later than that. The area is often associated with ritzy subdivisions like Country Club Hills, Country Club Manor and Country Club Grove. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that all these places are in close proximity to the Washington Golf and Country Club, should it?
While homes for sale in Old Glebe date back as far as the late 1800s, the larger building boom began in the 1930s and continued to the early 1960s. A slower progression of home construction has continued since then, including recent tear-downs of smaller mid-century houses, resulting in new custom manors.
Architectural styles in Old Glebe tend toward Colonials, Capes and Tudors, as well as huge newer mansions with various showy designs. You’ll also find a number of upscale townhouses for sale along N. Glebe Road. Prices for properties in Old Glebe start in the high six figures and top out around $3 million. Those high end prices can soar even higher on occasion, especially in the northeastern tip of the community near the Potomac River and the historic Chain Bridge crossroads.
This is a very tranquil neighborhood, with walkable streets and the popular Gulf Branch Nature Center. And don’t forget the Washington Golf and Country Club which has been a haven for the DC ruling class for about a century now. So browse those Old Glebe homes for sale and don’t forget to top your purchase off with a club membership—let the fine dining, and golf and tennis begin!