About the Neigborhood
Waycroft-Woodlawn consists of about 585 single-family homes that are primarily in the Cape Cod and Colonial styles, common in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s when the area was developed. Bounded by Glebe Road , I-66, 17th Street , and George Mason Drive/Frederick Street, it is very close to Ballston metro and major commuting routes like I-66, Rt 29/Lee Hwy, and Washington Blvd. Nearby neighborhoods include Tara - Leeway Heights and Westover.
Woodlawn Park is located nearby, and a stream runs through the park. Virginia Hosptial Center is adjacent to the neighborhood. The neighborhood's abundance of trees and greenery (it's known as the "Garden Spot" of Arlington) and bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks make it a charming locale.
Waycroft-Woodlawn is anchored by the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, first built between 1855-1860 and was born in the name of dispute resolution. Two of Waycroft-Woodlawn residents, William Marcey and John Brown, had a dispute over a parcel of land and to resolve the matter, they both gave up their claims and donate the land for a church site. The current church structure was built in 1948 is the fourth building on the same site. Mt. Olivet Church served as a hospital for wounded Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Arlington County's website provides more background on the evolution of the neighborhood:
Following the Civil War, a Union officer, Major R. S. Lacey of Ohio bought a farm in the southern part of the Waycroft-Woodlawn area and built a house, Broadview. This house stands today, still a private home, at 14th and Evergreen Streets. The Brumback firm built Woodlawn Village in the years 1934-1939. In the area named Waycroft, lots were sold and individual houses built rather than the entire development being built by one builder as was the case in Woodlawn Village. In the years following World War II, the remaining vacant lots in Waycroft-Woodlawn were then built up with individual dwellings.
Homes for Sale
As of April 30, 2009, there are 5 homes on the market in Waycroft-Woodlawn, ranging in price from a $559,000 Cape Code to a $897,400 Colonial. In the past year, 24 homes sold with list prices ranging from $482,500 to $1.37 million (average sold price $744,404). Properties don't last long in this charming neighborhood - average days on market was just 38. (Source: MRIS as of 4/30/09)
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