Cherrydale is a neighborhood of predominantly small, neatly kept, older single family homes. With its quiet streets and huge old trees, many parts of the area still retain a small town feeling, despite the fact that it is only three and one half miles from the Washington Monument. The hometown feeling, the pride residents have in the community and its heritage, and the recent widespread efforts to rehabilitate and save many of our fine old homes, indicate a renewed interest in the community and its history.
Beginning in 1984, concerned citizens began a comprehensive survey of historic sites and houses. The results -- on file at the Arlington Historical Society -- provide the basis for efforts to preserve and protect Cherrydale's historic heritage. In March of 2003 the entire Cherrydale neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.