This website is the online home of the Arlingwood Neighborhood Association (ANA). The ANA is incorporated in the state of Virginia and acts as the community organizing body for the Arlingwood neighborhood located at the northern tip of Arlington County.
Documents for the ANA, some of which are included at the download links below, can be accessed via our Google group, located at:
Please contact us at the link at the bottom of the page if you cannot find an answer to your question.
The ANA is the civic association for the Arlingwood neighborhood located in Arlington, Virginia.
Arlingwood is the northern-most neighborhood in Arlington County (VA), bordered by N Glebe Rd to the south/southwest and the GW Parkway to the east and north. Some consider homes north of the parkway along the Potomac on Chain Bridge Rd to be the “Greater” Arlingwood neighborhood. Interestingly, the large majority of the homes in Arlingwood are located along N Richmond St and N Randolph St, which seamlessly connect/transition into one another at the bottom of a big hill to form a two-way loop around the neighborhood.
The official "establishment" date for Arlingwood is not entirely clear, but the neighborhood is estimated to have taken shape around 1955. Some current homes located in Arlingwood date back to the early 1900s. In the early 1950s, continued population growth and the near completion of the George Washington Parkway spurred the creation of the Arlingwood subdivision. Developers subdivided the existing land, which included some large historic estates, to build the current circulation pattern/loop of North Richmond Road and North Randolph Street. Since that time, there has been a relatively modest amount of expansion with development of 40th and 41st streets, and the creation of two cul-de-sac enclaves.
Location, location, location. As the northern gateway into Virginia from our nation's Capital, Arlingwood is only minutes away from many great areas, including Georgetown, downtown DC, Alexandria, and Tyson's Corner. It is also fantastic location for active lifestyles and nature lovers, with quick access via walking/biking trails to Chain Bridge and the Potomac River (Potomac Heritage Trail on the Virginia side and Towpath/Capital Crescent Trail on the DC side).
If you have any questions or would like to join the ANA and/or our Neighborhood WhatsApp group, please drop us a line.