Located in north Arlington along the beautiful Washington Blvd, Westover is a pedestrian friendly urban village neighborhood. Westover is coveted and famous for its small town feel with big city advantages. Breathtaking old trees line walkways, and local shops, resturants and entertainment are just a stroll away from your front door. Residents are able to enjoy quick and easy walks to shop, work, dine, and travel. The community is convienent to public transportation and Westover home buyers will find the Ballston Metro on one end and the East Falls Church Metro on the other. Both are along the Orange Line, part of the extensive Washington DC Metro and provide direct access to numerous locations throughout Arlington. Several Metro Bus routes also make transportation in and around the Arlington, VA area quick and easy.
Westover is a residential suburban neighborhood community that combines hip amenities with archiectural charm, and its overall character holds strong of pre-World War II arcitecture and style. Many new shops and resturants have grown up in historic buildings-some dating back to the 1890's-and modifications have been made to many of the older homes to offer a mix of modern luxury with historic style.
The Westover Shoping Center, also refered to as the Westover Village, contains many of the older buildings that now house modern conveniences, like popular eateries, cafes, shops, and more. The Westover Park playground is perfect for grownups as well as children, with the extensive play equipment, sport fields, picnic tables, trails and more. Frequently, you will be able to enjoy the Arlington Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Division games as well as other local kids' team sports.
The famous Westover Market is local family owned and run grocery store that is famous throughout the Washington Metro area for its "Great Wall of Beer" and amazing "Beer Garden", which offers over 550 varieties of beer. For family outtings, there are two community parks the Westover Park and the Swanson Park, both with trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and open green spaces.
Many locals also enjoy dining at the original Lebanese Taverna-the popularity of this one is why the local owners expanded into the now famous chain! Other great dining experiences include The Lost Dog and The Stray Cat, two "sister resturants" that give support and help to animal charities. For a fun date night, Thai Noi offers a special and unique dining experience that can only be topped by a stop at Toby's Homemade Ice Cream. Many nights you will find people gathered as they hang out, enjoy icecream and check out the community bulletin board for upcoming events, yard sales, and more.
Westover is proud of the new Westover Branch Library, now located at 1644 N. McKinley Street, which offers a rich resources collection specifically tailored fo rchildren and educators. There are abundant community activities, continuing education classes, club meetings, author lectures and children's reading times that take place at the library, as well.
The community seems to come together are Ayers Variety and Hardware Store, where you can find a wide variety of merchandise uncommon to other local chain stores. The store has been a prominate part of th eocmmunity for decades and it is common to see people meet up, hang out, and shop.
Westover is served by public and private schools, so you have a wide variety of choices and teaching styles when it comes to the right school for your children. The extensive school system has continuously performed well in both academics and sports. Westover's claim to fame is Swanson Junior High School; it is the oldest continuously run junior high in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and currently serves grades 6-8.
Search the MLS for Westover homes for sale and you'll see that there are several charming single family homes in a wide variety of floorplans and styles to suit your every desire. Families making their home here benefit from Arlington Public Schools, which serves the area. Need more information? Simply contact me, your expert Westover real estate agent.
Metrobus Routes Serving Westover
M 2ABCG to Ballston
M 2ABCG to 38B to Clarendon
M 2ABCG, 23AC to Columbia Pike
M 2ABCG to 38B to Court House
M 2ABCG to 23AC to Crystal City
M 24BCG to 3ABE to Lee Highway
M 2ABCG to 38B to Rosslyn
M 10B, 23AC, 25A to 2ABCG to Westover
M 10B to 38B to Virginia Square