Arlington Officials Say County May Reopen In Mini-phases

While large portions of the state partially reopened on Friday, Northern Virginia remained closed.

According to a news report by ARLnow, Arlington County has delayed reopening with the rest of the state as officials tell residents to expect things to move slowly and a bit unevenly.

 In regards to the park department, officials said in a virtual town hall on Friday last week, that different park facilities will be reopening at different stages of recovery. Assistant County Manager Jim Schwartz said that while some trails remain open to socially distant outdoor uses, facilities such as basketball and tennis courts will remain closed until at least May 29, the earliest that Northern Virginia is expected to join the rest of the Commonwealth in a phased reopening plan.

Schwartz also said that some facilities within the park department such as recreational centers may experience further delays in reopening. However, he added that the county was yet to decide on whether or not to cancel summer camps.

“We will be making a decision next week for upcoming summer camps,” Schwartz said. “Just about all of our regional partners have announced they are closing or not doing summer camps. We will make that decision next week.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Reuben Varghese, the county’s Director of Public Health, said that Arlington is bracing for a bump in coronavirus cases once the restrictions are lifted despite the warnings and advice offered by county health officials.

“We will be expecting a bump,” Varghese said. “I will be very happy to be wrong… but people will be having physical interactions within six feet.”

Officials asked the public not to rush into public interactions once the restrictions start easing off.

“Even though we’re all eager to get back to the things we love,” said County Board member Matt de Ferranti, “if we aren’t careful and play it safe we can put people at risk.”

Properties in Arlington County

SEE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOUR AT: Beautiful, two year old high tech craftsman home on a quiet street in North Arlington! This custom home, built by Reel Homes in 2017, features a stunning view from the wide/deep front porch, and a big, level, completely private fenced back yard with covered patio. The interior has a giant master suite with two walk-in closets and a luxury master bath. The upper level also has two large bedrooms with walk-ins and private bathrooms, as well as a laundry room with a folding area. The main level has a spacious gourmet kitchen that is open to the family room, a formal dining room, a private library, and a huge guest suite with a beautiful view. All five bedrooms have full private baths and walk-in closets. The lower level has a giant rec room, a private office, and a 5th bedroom. This house has 16 solar panels, tied into two Tesla Power Walls, which offer power backup in case of outages, as well as substantial energy savings. Also featured are a 7 zone irrigation system that is managed via smartphone, two zones of climate control with Nest thermostats, and landscape lighting in the front and rear. With security and z-wave features throughout, this is truly a smart home. 500 feet from a wooded trail. Nestled into the Donaldson Run, Country Club Hills, Lee Heights area and 7 minutes from Washington D.C. [2407 N Vernon St, Arlington, VA]

$100K reduction! Rare opportunity for a custom designed Tudor on 0.31 acre in sought after Country Club Hills. Visit: for 3D Tour, Floor Plans and 100+ Photos. Amazing curb appeal with extensive stone hardscaping and total privacy makes this gem one-of-a-kind. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite, farm sink + prep sink, high end stainless steel appliances, eat-up island + large pantry - opens to breakfast room and 2 story Family Room with 2 story stone fireplace (1 of 3) and wall of windows. French doors lead out to expansive covered patio for extended outdoor living with extreme privacy. Enjoy the stone fountain and lush landscaping. Oversized 2 car garage with stone breezeway into kitchen (also a great space to convert to mudroom or 2nd laundry). Living Room/2nd family room with exposed wood beams 2nd fireplace and hardwood floors. French doors to office with 3 walls of windows and door to backyard. Formal dining and 2 story entryway are sure to impress your guests. Upstairs is 4 bedrooms with expansive master including 3rd fireplace with custom mantel, sitting area with golf club views, large walk-in closet, and tons of charm. Master bath has separate vanities, jacuzzi tub, glass shower, skylight and private commode. 2nd master suite on the other side includes a private entrance, perfect for in-law or au-pair suite. Spacious 3rd and 4th bedrooms with cathedral ceiling and renovated 3rd bath. Balcony with wrought-iron banister overlooks the family room and out to the 2nd story windows. Basement includes 4th full bath and 5th bedroom/rec room. Perfectly nestled in the middle of Country Club Hills on quiet street and great privacy. NO PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES. OPEN EVERY DAY - SCHEDULE BY APPOINTMENT WITH REALTOR. [3207 N Wakefield St, Arlington, VA]

***VIRTUAL HOUSE TOUR*** Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to take a 3D tour of this property. Looking for the perfect newly constructed home, landscaping, and location? This property has it all with custom quality & craftsmanship without the markups! Nestled away in a charming subdivision for ultimate privacy on a cul-de-sac, mature tree growth and custom landscaping options in the backyard highlights just how special this home truly is. Inside this property features 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths (with Toto toilets!), four levels, five bedrooms upstairs, four gas fireplaces, 10ft ceilings on the main level, 9ft ceilings on the upper and lower levels, hardwood floors on main, upper and lower levels, open and airy family room and exquisite custom trim and beautiful light throughout the entire home. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with professional Thermador 6-burner gas range/ double oven, easy access pot filler and double-thick granite center work island, two Kohler sinks, two cabinet panel dishwashers, oversized refrigerator, walk-in pantry with moving ladder, main level mudroom, a walk-out deck off the kitchen to large rear yard, option to have it screened-in. Upstairs you~ll find a spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling and luxurious bath, luxury laundry room, four bedrooms upstairs each with private bathroom and closet, fourth level bonus room with full bathroom, lots of light throughout the property. In the lower level, you'll find a walk-out basement, tremendous storage throughout, two bedrooms, full bathroom, theater room, optional wine room, built-in speakers, and a gas fireplace. **The builder has great landscaping options for the rear yard, contact us for details!** [3116 N Nelson St, Arlington, VA]

Are you tired of being cooped up in that high rise building, dreading that next crowded elevator ride to take Fido out, but love being able to walk to great shops, restaurants, entertainment and transporation??? Come see this AFFORDABLE single family home in the heart of CHERRYDALE, featuring, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, living room with wood-burning fireplace, Hardwood floors, kitchen/dining combo, unfinished basement with laundry and an spacious attic for future expansion. Side deck for your bbq grill and covered front porch for relaxing. Conveniently located just 1.3 miles to Ballston Metro, with quick and easy access to ART, bus #3, VA Hospital Center, fabulous cafes, restaurants and shops as well as the bike trail ,library and recreation center, not to mention sought after Arlington county schools. Move-in, expand or build new, the possibilities are endless. One year Cinch home warranty provided. STOP BY THIS SATURDAY 5/30 FROM 12-2 AND TAKE A TOUR! [4136 21st Rd N, Arlington, VA]

Virtual and in person showings available! We are happy to provide both virtual and in person showings to showcase this home, we are following COVID-19 safety procedures. 1610 N. Queen St. #251 is in building 2 of Gaslight Square, nestled in the middle of community with natural sound buffering. This home offers 2,059 square feet of luxury living with 1,600 interior and 459 outdoor space. Open volumetric floor plan with 9 - 18 ft. ceilings. Abundant natural light. Hardwood floors throughout main and upper level. Gourmet kitchen featuring custom glass tile backsplash, custom quartz counters with waterfall detail, pendant lights (Restoration Hardware), Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Energy Star appliances. 2 bedrooms, master with walk-in closet, luxury bath and access to 9x18 patio. Main level powder room. Energy Star washer and dryer in condo. 2 Reserved parking spaces in underground garage with additional custom storage cabinets. 2 Private terraces perfect for entertaining, 1 off of master bedroom and 1 off of main level great room. Gaslight Square is located between Rosslyn and Court House Metro Stations on Clarendon Blvd. Perfectly situated, close to nearby restaurants and shops, plus all amenities of Georgetown and the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. Check out the virtual tour!/ [1610 N Queen St #251, Arlington, VA]

Beautifully renovated home in Aurora Highlands. Open kitchen with a screened in porch and a deck out the back door. Move in ready and close to everything. Amazon HQ2 is right around the corner. [3115 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA]

Introducing 3207 John Marshall Drive, a tastefully remodeled single family home with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in North Arlington. This home is situated on a .25 acre lot with mature trees and is a gardener's paradise. Walking on the stone steps through the front garden you will fall in love with the picture perfect exterior constructed of hardiplank siding and brick. Through the front door you will enter an expansive living room with hardwood floors, large front facing windows that provide lots of natural light, and a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances is open to the dining room and family room, making entertaining a delight! Two bedrooms and one full bath complete the main level. Upstairs includes a master bedroom, master bathroom, and 2nd bedroom with full bath. The master bedroom facing the backyard has oversized windows, a large walk in closet, a tub and separate shower. The 2nd bedroom is very large with an ensuite bathroom and a large closet. The lower level opens to a recreation room. Storage closets with pull out shelves provide organized extra storage space under the staircase. A half bath, laundry room, and 1 car garage finish off this level. The wide back porch connected to the family room is the perfect spot to enjoy coffee or outdoor meals. Stone steps leading from the porch to a stone patio provides another backyard entertainment area. The carefully tended garden will light up throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall with many different flowering plants and trees. This home was designed by Moore Architects to resemble Arlington homes built in the 1920's yet expanded to include more open floor plans and oversized windows that frame the surrounding garden and patio. This home won an architectural award for its 2003 renovation in Modern Transformation from Arlington County. This block of John Marshall Drive has an island in the street on which neighbors often host block parties. Convenient to bike trails, a community pool, East Falls Church Metro, major traffic arteries to downtown and airports. Nottingham, Williamsburg, Yorktown school districts. [3207 John Marshall Dr, Arlington, VA]

Enjoy luxurious living at the 5-Star Waterview Condominium! This spacious move-in ready 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom well laid out unit features stunning upgrades throughout and floor to ceiling windows which allow tons of natural light. The gourmet kitchen includes top of the line appliances from Sub-Zero, Miele, and Viking, to Bosch in-unit washer/dryer. Other updates include new hardwood floors throughout and unique touches in the master bedroom - Wood plantation shutters, honeycomb energy efficient shades, and a custom California walk-in closet. In the master bathroom you will find marble finishes on the vanity, floors and in the oversized shower. You can enjoy all of the fantastic amenities of the building, including a fitness center, 24/7 concierge, car and dry cleaning services, a newly remodeled community room and one of the best features of the building - the rooftop deck with grills, firepit, and unbeatable views of DC, the monuments, and Potomac River. Centrally located in Rosslyn, you are only minutes to the new Amazon HQ2, downtown DC, walkable to Georgetown and one block from the Rosslyn metro, plus as a resident you will be able to enjoy Le Meridian hotel's amenities such as the restaurant, bar, room service and relaxing massages! Watch our video walkthrough here: [1111 19th St N #1805, Arlington, VA]

Clean and ready to show! **Please see below for showing procedures requests**Stately new Spring Street home in the Donaldson Run Neighborhood. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home is situated perfectly on an 8200+ square foot lot with a giant, flat and private back yard. This well-appointed and versatile home offers 6100+ square feet on 4 levels with 6+ bedrooms and 6-1/2 baths. The open concept and flow of the main level of this home are perfect for entertaining, cozy for everyday life and versatile as one's needs evolve. In addition to the formal living room and banquet sized dining room, this home features a main level private study and full bath. This tucked away space is ideal for working at home or for an extended visit from family or friends. The kitchen features a 36~ commercial range, built-in wall oven and microwave, a 42~ built in refrigerator as well as copious amounts of cabinet storage and a walk-in pantry. The oversized work island with seating, large dinette area and the adjoining family room make it an inviting gathering place. Other thoughtful touches include an Insta-hot with filtered water, cast-iron farm sink and LED under cabinet lighting. The kitchen and family room walk out to the large, flat, full fenced and tree-lined rear yard.The upper level master bedroom suite offers a luxurious marble master bath and huge walk-in closet with custom shelving. This level also includes three additional generously sized bedrooms, two full baths, and a spacious laundry room. The loft offers another level of versatility to this home. This level includes a huge sun-drenched flex room, bedroom and a full bath. Its great space for a home office, hobbies, exercise or for that young adult who unexpectedly returns home. The lower level includes an oversized two car garage, mudroom, rec room, exercise room as well as another bedroom and full bath. The home is currently zoned for Taylor Elementary, Dorothy Hamm Middle School and Yorktown High School. The future owner is eligible to apply for membership to the Donaldson Run Pool. This property is close to all the excitement of DC, Clarendon, Ballston and Tysons, and just steps to the tranquility of the Donaldson Run Nature Trail. See documents for floor plans, specifications and features for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and comfort as well as preparation for current and future home technologies. ** Finding Virtual Tours (3-D Virtual Tour Today and Video Tour Tomorrow)For Realtor(dotcom) call listing agent for a link emailed to you. For Zillow Click ~Facts and Features~ to the right of the picture, scroll down and click ~See more Facts and Features~. Under Interior details there should be a link under ~virtual tour~. For Redfin: Click ~Property Details~ above the picture, and click the virtual tour link.** Showings must be scheduled through you realtor (or through the listing agent if you don't have one) with no overlapping showings. **Sanitizer and booties provided. When finished, take the pair used with you so they are not reused. Please wear masks (and gloves if possible). Call listing agent with questions about alternative private showing options.. [4514 25th Rd N, Arlington, VA]

Live in the heart of exciting Arlington, close to everything! Fabulous location -- less than half-mile to Clarendon or Virginia Square Metro stations, one block from George Mason University's Arlington campus. This sleek modern condo is in move-in condition. It has wood floors, 10-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, solid-surface counters, a 9-foot kitchen peninsula that seats 4, a large soaking tub, and separate shower. **** The building has a beautiful rooftop deck and garden with great views, an exercise room, and a bicycle storage area. This unit comes with an extra-special reserved parking spot -- one with no cars next to yours, so you don't need to worry about your doors getting dinged. It also has a storage bin. [3409 Wilson Blvd #703, Arlington, VA]

Great condo in a wonderful neighborhood. The location is convenient to both the Courthouse and Rosslyn Metro Stations as well as easy access to restaurants and shops in Arlington and DC. Oversized rooms with large windows give this unit an airy feel. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances waiting for you to use them! There is plenty of parking as well as on-site laundry and a storage unit. Come check it out ASAP-you can't go wrong with this one! [1320 Fort Myer Dr #802, Arlington, VA]

Solid rambler in an excellent & very convenient location! Wood Floors throughout. Bright & Sunny Living Room. Main Level features Master Bedroom w/private bath and 2 additional bedrooms and full bathroom. Lower level features recreation room, half bathroom and den. Great 1/4 acre lot. Excellent value, bring your decorating ideas. [3006 Military Rd, Arlington, VA]

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