Cherrydale is a historic neighborhood in Arlington known for its large, old trees and well-maintained homes — many bungalows dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. It offers a suburban feel with its lush, green trees and parks while providing the convenience of city life with easy access to commuter routes as well as a variety of great restaurants and shopping options throughout Arlington!
The neighborhood is centered on the Five Points, an intersection comprised of Quincy Street, Military Road, and Old Dominion Road being bisected by Langston Boulevard (U.S. Route 29). The Cherrydale Fire House, constructed in 1919 and once home to Arlington’s first volunteer fire department, anchors the neighborhood.
You may notice a multitude of different architectural styles while strolling through Cherrydale. The bungalow was one of the most prolific forms of domestic architecture. Fun fact — many of the bungalows were built from pre-fab kits ordered from places like Sears, Roebuck & Co. Since Cherrydale was located near stops along the former Washington & Old Dominion Railway, mail-order houses were easy to come by. Many of the commercial buildings reflect the Art Deco and Moderne styles of architecture.
Commuting is a breeze! Drivers can easily access Langston Boulevard and I-66, and the George Washington Parkway is only a few minutes of a drive away. The Court House and Clarendon stops on Metro’s Orange and Silver Lines are not far, and the Martha Custis Trail is a popular cyclist corridor.
Cherrydale home prices in 2020-2021 ranged from $180,000 for a 627-square foot, one-bedroom, one-bath condo up to $2,530,000 for a 6,500-square foot new construction Craftsman, with six bedrooms and six baths. The average home sale price during that period was $910,671, with days on market (DOM) averaging just 24.