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Lyon Village in Arlington VA is an older community with many homes built in the 1920's and 1930's. Lyon Village's tree-lined streets are found between Lee Highway, Wilson Boulevard, Veitch Street and Kirkwood Road. Lyon Village is relatively close to both Court House and Clarendon metro stations, but is considered part of Clarendon. Residents of Lyon Village have relatively easy access to major commuter routes like I-395, George Washington Parkway, and I-66.
Lyon Village offers residents the tranquility of a residential neighborhood together with a convenient location and easy access to I-395, George Washington Parkway, I-66, and the Courthouse and the Clarendon Metro stations.
Most of Lyon Village was originally part of Robert Cruit's estate, which was purchased in 1846 and 1847 as a weekend and holiday retreat and later used as a dairy farm. The property was purchased by Frank Lyon in 1923 and divided into lots for real estate development. Approximately thirty-seven percent of the existing homes in Lyon Village were built in the 1920's, another thirty-six percent in the 1930's, and the remainder since 1940.
The Lyon Village Citizens' Association was formally established on February 24, 1926 in the real estate office of Lyon & Fitch. The first meeting was called to order by Herbert E. Plymale, President of the Arlington County Civic Federation, at which time Monroe H. Stockett was unanimously elected Chairman of the fledgling Lyon Village Citizens' Association.
From the minutes maintained during the first year of its existence, it is evident that the Lyon Village Citizens' Association faced many of the same problems with which it is concerned today: speeding through the Village, inadequate street lighting, and zoning and development issues. Membership started at 35 and grew to 130 during the first year. There was a great deal of citizen participation in lawn fetes, minstrel shows, carnivals, and the association's monthly meetings.