Arlington VA Neighborhood Spotlight: Highland Park-Overlee Knolls
This popular North Arlington neighborhood goes by a variety of names — Highland Park–Overlee Knolls, also known as Fostoria — has become a desirable destination for many home buyers seeking relatively affordable homes, a sense of community, walkable shops and restaurants, and easy commuting. It is a national historic district located in Arlington County, Virginia, directly east of the Virginia Heights Historic District. It contains 681 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, and 1 contributing structure in a residential neighborhood in North Arlington. The first subdivision was platted in 1890 and known as Fostoria.
Living in this North Arlington neighborhood allows you to accomplish some tasks on foot, as small local businesses are easily reachable in either Westover or the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center. AreaVibes.com rates this neighborhood a livability score of 78, with almost all contributing factors to this score being very high except for housing costs and cost of living (which is no surprise if you know Arlington VA home prices). Popular Westover shops include:
- Lebanese Taverna
- Westover Beer Garden
- Lost Dog Cafe
- The Italian Store
- Trade Roots
- Arlington Public Library
Over the past year there have been 34 homes for sale in this area of North Arlington, VA. Prices ranged from $575,000 to $1,570,416, and the median sales price last year was $899,000, with a median Days on Market of 28. All but one of these properties were detached homes, as there are very few townhouse or condo communities in this geographic area.
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