Arlington | VA
This spacious split level home features solid timeless features, a vintage edition with surprisingly good taste, ready for your imagination and design touches, on a generously sized 0.23-acre flat lot. Lovingly maintained during its lifetime with updates including a rear addition, central heating and cooling, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, it is move-in ready for a less aesthetically particular buyer. The top-level features 3 bedrooms including a master with en-suite half bath and a full hall bath. The main living level has a front-facing living room with bay window and wood-burning fireplace, with a more open than not floorplan leading to the rear dining room with matching bay window. The ground floor features a wide foyer, ample storage space, 2 bedrooms and a full bath – all on one level. The home continues one floor down with a finished basement, family room, and utility storage area with washer and dryer. 1 mile to East Falls Church metro and downtown Falls Church.
Arlington is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the west bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington, D.C. Although sometimes referred to as a city, Arlington is actually a county which contains no incorporated towns or cities within its boundaries. Originally part of the 10-mile square area set aside in 1791 for the nation’s capital, the land now comprising Arlington County was returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the U.S. Congress in 1846 and was known at the time as Alexandria County. In 1852, the independent City of Alexandria was incorporated from a portion of the County, leading to confusion, as two adjacent municipal entities continued to share the same name (“Alexandria”). Although best known generally as the home of the Pentagon, The Iwo Jima War Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery, the County is also an important employment center. The Federal Government accounts for the lion’s share of the roughly 200,000 jobs in Arlington, but high-tech companies have become increasingly prominent, as have several major associations, Fortune 500 companies, and other nationally known employers. The County’s residential population is among the most highly educated in the nation and is increasingly diverse. Arlington is the home of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and is serviced by the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metro. The County is traversed by two Interstate highways, I-66 and I-395; as well as by the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
The name Arlington is synonymous in many people’s minds with Arlington National Cemetery, the most famous national cemetery in the United States. Veterans from all the nation’s wars are buried in the cemetery, as are two former Presidents (John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft). Also located in Arlington are the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, and several notable memorials, including the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the “Iwo Jima Memorial”), the U.S. Air Force Memorial, and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.