on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 8:21am.
Luxury homes in Arlington, many of which are perched along the banks of the Potomac River, are among the more breathtaking properties in the Washington D.C. area.
Arlington, a northern Virginia community just over the Potomac from Georgetown, boasts luxury homes of all types on the market: from massive 12,000-square-foot mansions to smaller upscale condos. Arlington County borders Alexandria, Virg., and Fairfax County.
Unlike the District, which is widespread with high density housing, Arlington’s high density housing is centered around its Metro stops. Meaning luxury homes in Arlington further from the Metro stops often have more land space than the District’s luxury homes.
In 2010, Arlington had about 91,000 residences, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. The median home price reaches well above $500,000. With one of the nation’s healthiest economies in terms of unemployment rate thanks to the government offices and government contractors there, Arlington is an ideal place to invest in its strong luxury home market.
While more people are living alone in the District in recent years, Arlington’s luxury home-filled communities can offer one of the regions few ideal urban respites for family living. Resident in luxury homes in Arlington will be close to 1,100 acres of parks or open space, a slew of playgrounds and four public pools. Art and cultural centers also about like: American Century Theater, Arena Stage and Arlington Arts Center. Luxury homes in Arlington along the Potomac offer a serene change from “crane-crammed” D.C.
The abundance of luxury homes in Arlington is no surprise – it’s among the country’s richest regions, according to Forbes. Arlington itself is rich in history with many storied Civil War events, and its luxury homes are also rich in history, with many buildings and communities under historic preservation. So, homeowners looking for spacious luxury with an array of urban amenities will do well start their search with luxury homes in Arlington.