Glencarlyn is one of Arlington’s oldest and most stable residential neighborhood. Established in 1887, it is bordered by Arlington Boulevard(Route 50) to the north, Carlin Springs Road to the west, Branch stream Valley to the south, and Glen Park to the east.
Originally a summer community, Glencarlyn is a woodsy suburban neighborhood that is defined by narrow streets, small lots, varied housing styles and ages,and ample mature trees and greenery.Glencarlyn is mostly comprised of single-family homes with a few townhouses and an apartment building. The housing styles vary from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Originally known as Carlin Springs, Glencarlyn is home to some of the oldest structures in Arlington including the Ball-Seller House, which was built in around 1742, sits at the core of the neighborhood the “Village Center”. There is also the Carlin Hall, a small cemetery, the neighborhood library, and Burdette House.
The Village Center also provides parks and open spaces such as a children playground at the back of the Carlin Hall and a community garden behind the Library. Glen Park, Four Mile Run, and Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD), located at the east and northeast sides of the neighborhood, provides the residents with various amenities including picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking and hiking trails, paved bike trails, and small play fields.
Glencarlyn is also strategically located near shopping areas, educational institutions, and provides easy commute to downtown Washington DC. The Carlyn Springs Road provide the only access in and out of the neighborhood.
Students at Glencarlyn attend Carlin Springs Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School, and Justice High school.
Properties in Glencarlyn
3 beds, 1 full baths, 1,305 sqft living area
Don't miss this delightful Cape Cod in popular Glencarlyn! The home is walkable to several schools (Carlin Springs/Kenmore/Washington & Liberty pyramid) and only a few short blocks from Glencarlyn Park and a nice nature walk to Long Branch Nature Center. It's only a short drive from shops, Ballston Quarter, the Pentagon and HQ2. This darling home features hardwood floors on the main and upper levels, an updated kitchen, and wonderful private patio space. Both the dining room and the living room have large bay windows that bathe the rooms in natural light and have space to sit! The upper level features 2 bedrooms, each with 2 closets and hardwood flooring. There is a full bath on this level. The main level includes the large living room with gas fireplace and a formal dining area, each with a charming bay window-seat! The galley kitchen features dark granite countertops to contrast with the white cabinets and appliances. From the kitchen, step out to the back decking where one can barbecue and entertain outdoors in total privacy! The lower level is unfinished with laundry, utilities, and a half bath. The lower level features a new sump pump with marine backup battery as well as a new French drain and existing sump pump with new motor.