Old Glebe | Arlington Real Estate
Old Glebe Real Estate | VA
Old Glebe Real Estate | VA
Search Nearby Neighborhoods
Old Glebe History & Features
After the American Civil War, Old Glebe was a reasonably successful agricultural community. With the nearby Chain Bridge and several new roads leading to it, it became a prime location for farmers looking to sell their harvests to DC residents. As technology improved and railways and streetcars were introduced to Arlington County, Washingtonians were able to enjoy Virginia's natural beauty and escape stifling DC heat. By the same good fortune, District employees and their families were able to live in the less developed serenity of Arlington, while managing a daily commute to and from the city. The most famous regular visitor was President Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed recreation at the newly opened Washington Golf & Country Club. Some long-time residents of the area remember him stopping his car to chat with them and other children, handing out coins and candies.
Old glebe remained largely undeveloped into the 20th century, though as a community, it certainly changed along with so many other Arlington neighborhoods as it grew to accommodate growing numbers of New Deal workers and defense workers, and the inevitable baby boom that would follow World War II. There has been a large push, however, to keep much of Old Glebe open and green. The most noteworthy of these areas is the forty-acre Gulf Branch Nature Center.
Old Glebe Transportation & Location
Old Glebe has no Metro Station, but it is nearest to the Ballston-MU Metro on the Orange and Silver lines, which is accessible via N Glebe Rd (VA-120). N Glebe Rd (VA-120) runs along the western end of Old Glebe, providing access to the District of Columbia; and to I-395 to the south, toward Alexandria.
Old Glebe is bounded by N Glebe Rd to the north and west, Military Rd to the east, and 36th St N to the south.
© 2023 BRIGHT, All Rights Reserved. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Compass participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Compass are marked with the IDX logo and detailed information about each listing includes the name of the listing broker. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller.
Listing information last updated on February 4th, 2023 at 6:45am EST.