This close-knit and walkable neighborhood is located in Arlington County, Virginia, along Lee Highway and Wilson Boulevard. It is approximately one mile west of Rosslyn and less than a mile north of Clarendon, of which it is sometimes considered a sub-neighborhood.
Here are 7 things you should know about Lyon Village.
- Lyon Village is mostly known for its folksy 4th of July parades and Spaghetti dinners.
- It was developed by real estate mogul Frank Lyon on the Land that was once Cruit Dairy Farm in 1846.
- Many of the homes in Lyon Village date back from the 1920s and 1930s. The building forms and styles in the area extend from the imposing brick Colonial Revival-style dwelling to the smaller bungalow.
- This 191-acre historic neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
- The neighborhood is made up of single-family houses, supported along the borders by multiple-family apartment buildings, a landscaped park, churches, and commercial buildings. Many of the residential properties include freestanding or attached garages and sheds.
- The neighborhood presently has a shopping center, with a Starbucks, Giant supermarket, CVS, and other stores, located at the confluence of Lee Highway, Spout Run Parkway and Interstate 66 (I-66).
- Lyon Village also has a community house; a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall dedicated to the developer’s son, John Lyon, who died in World War 1, which lies immediately east of the neighborhood.
- Schools serving the village include Key Elementary School, Arlington Science Focus Elementary School, and Washington-Lee High School.