North Arlington Neighborhoods: Waverly Hills

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About the Neighborhood

Waverly Hills (often misspelled as Waverley Hills) in North Arlington consists mostly of single-family homes that are primarily in the Cape Cod and Colonial styles, and one story bungalows. Bounded by Glebe Road , I-66, Lee Highway, and Utah Street, it is very close to Ballston metro and major commuting routes like I-66, Rt 29, and Washington Blvd.

The oldest and most significant building in Waverly Hills is the Glebe House, originally built in 1770. The Glebe House was established as a 500 acre farm and provided for the rector of Fairfax Parish, which included both Christ Church, Alexandria and the Falls Church. Built in 1775, it burned in 1808 and was rebuilt in 1820 as a hunting lodge. Subdivision of the Glebe lands began in 1846. The octagon wing was added about 1850.

Nearby neighborhoods include Willet Heights (often misspelled as Willett Heights), Waycroft, Woodlawn, and Ballston. Woodlawn Park is located nearby, and a stream runs through the park.

The neighborhood has a very active Civic Association. View the Waverly Hills conservation plan.

Neighborhood History

From the Arlington County website:

Throughout most of the 17th century all of Northern Virginia remained Indian territory until the restoration of King Charles II to the English throne in 1660. The majority of Waverly Hills was included in a land grant to James Brechin, rector of St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County in 1716. Brechin never lived on his Arlington holding and upon his death in 1721, Daniel Jennings, the surveyor of Fairfax County (in which Arlington was then included), purchased the land. A small portion in the northwest corner of the Waverly Hills area, was part of a grant in 1731 to James Robertson, a large landholder in what is present-day Arlington.  The lower part (the area south of 19th Street) grew in the period between World Wars I and II, while the area north of 19th Street was developed in the years immediately after World War II.

Waverly Hills was named a "Great Place to Live" by Washingtonian Magazine.

Visit our just launched website about Waverly Hills and Willet Heights.

Homes for Sale

As of November 7, 2009, there is just 1 home on the market in Waverly Hills, a colonial priced at $975,000. In the past year, 10 homes sold with list prices ranging from $589,000 to $1.875 million (average sold price $881,560). Average days on market was 81. (Source: MRIS as of 11/7/09)

Looking to buy a home in Waverly Hills? I live nearby and keep a close watch on the listings in the neighborhood - contact me!

See Homes for Sale in Waverly Hills.

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Other Arlington Neighborhoods:

Arlington Forest

Berkshire Oakwood


Colonial Village

Lyon Park


Tara - Leeway Heights

Waycroft - Woodlawn



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