Westover is a mostly residential neighborhood in Arlington, located west of Ballston’s urban bustle. Centered on Washington Boulevard between North McKinley Road and North Longfellow Street, the heart of the community is Westover Village, a pedestrian-friendly enclave of small retail shops and restaurants.
Ayers Variety & Hardware is the historic center of the retail corridor. Opened in 1948, Ayers offers patrons everything from light bulbs to picture hangers to pool toys! Lost Dog Café, on the west end of the neighborhood’s business center, is popular for its long menu of sandwiches and pizza. At the other end is the Italian Store, which features imported Italian grocery items, handmade pastas, a selection of wines, yummy sandwiches and pizza, and a gelato and espresso bar. Between them, locals can enjoy ice cream, a beer garden, and handmade imported pottery and textiles.
The neighborhood is characterized by gently hilly streets lined with tall maples and oaks. , and red-brick Colonials with flowers in the front yard. Residences in the neighborhood are still composed mostly of pre-World War II detached colonial and Cape Cod homes, along with a few garden-style apartment complexes and duplexes.
Westover home prices in 2020-2021 ranged from $482,000 for an 850-square foot, two-bedroom, two-bath duplex unit up to $1,525,000 for a 2,577-square foot Cape Cod, built in 1948, with five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The average home sale price during that period was $978,595, with days on market (DOM) averaging just 13.
Westover is situated between exits 69 and 71 on Interstate 66, and is close to both the Ballston and East Falls Church Metro Stations on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines. The community is served by MetroBus and Arlington’s ART Bus.