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5640 8th Street N

Arlington | VA

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Custom four-level home built in 2011 in Bluemont/Bon Air, the #1 Best Neighborhood to Live in America as ranked by Niche.com out of 5,200+ neighborhoods. This masterfully built and designed custom home includes HardiePlank siding, whole-house generator, dual-zone HVAC, an extensive French-drainage system, and more! This home has an exceptional floor plan with bathrooms on every level, including full bathrooms in the basement and loft, a theater room in the basement, tons of storage, a loft with a full bedroom and a bonus room/office that can easily be a 5th bedroom, and a large laundry room on the bedroom level. The home is perfect for entertaining with an open first floor, an expansive deck made of durable Trex, and a large patio in the backyard featuring a natural gas-powered fire pit. A 16′ diameter Yurt/TeePee tent can be added to the hardscape to make a more intimate indoor setting, which is perfect for outdoor events in the winter. This is a MUST SEE and can convey with the sale or be removed from the property. If removed, you still have a large stone patio with a gas-powered fire pit. The two-car garage, a rare find on a property like this, has enough room for two large vehicles and storage. The long, widened driveway and flat grass yard behind the patio have made for years of safe bike riding and playing for the family’s two children and neighborhood friends.

 

Step outside of this masterfully designed home into Bluemont/Bon Air, which is ranked the 2020 #1 Best Neighborhood to Live in America out of 5,200+ neighborhoods and the 2020 #2 Best Place to Live in America out of 17,800+ places, according to Niche[dot]com, the leading website for researching schools and communities. From 5640 8th St N you are two blocks to Bluemont Trail, which connects to the WO&D Trail, and Arlington Forest Club (swim & tennis). You’re a few blocks to local favorites like Pupatella, Layalina, and La Union, as well as some of Arlington’s best and biggest parks, Bluemont Park and Bon Air Park and Rose Garden. Sidewalks pave the mile from here to Ballston Metro, the new Ballston Quarter, Philz Coffee, Total Wine, and everything else Ballston has to offer. Grab the essentials on a quick walk to Safeway or drive a few minutes to Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, and Target. Convenience on foot or by car; you’re a short drive to downtown DC, National Airport, the Pentagon, Amazon HQ2, Tysons, and all major Northern VA roadways.

 

**Note: the theater equipment and seating conveys with the sale or can be removed

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.

 


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