Neighborhood Spotlight: Let’s Talk Maywood | ARLnow

What makes Maywood a special neighborhood in Arlington?

Established in 1909 as one of Arlington’s oldest residential neighborhoods, Maywood is a step back in time with beautiful tree-lined streets surrounded by homes featuring a variety of architectural styles, gabled roofs, porches and mature landscaping.

Located minutes from Washington, DC, Maywood spans 46 acres with a population of approximately 1,400 and is known as one of the best places to live in Virginia.

Maywood is within walking distance of many amenities including the Custis Trail which is a 5.12 mile path that starts in Rosslyn at Mount Vernon Trail near Key Bridge – where you can connect to the Capital Crescent Trail and the C&O Canal Towpath to direct you to DC and Maryland. Or take I-66 through Arlington County to the trail’s junction with the W&OD Trail.

Many Maywood residents walk, run, bike and even commute using this lively trail – one of the many benefits of living in the neighborhood. In addition to the Custis Trail, Maywood is home to Thrifton Hill Park and also within walking distance of the Hendry House, a popular special event venue.

Adjacent to the southern border of Maywood is the newly renamed Langston Boulevard which is home to many restaurants, retailers and services, including the legendary The Italian Store which offers delicious subs, sandwiches, NY-style pizzas and a large selection of Italian wines and goods. Other interesting neighborhood destinations include Tarbouch Cafe, BRG Arlington, and Big Wheel Bikes.

Maywood has nearly 300 Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Tudor Revival style buildings. The district also includes buildings from all decades of the 20th and 21st centuries. The oldest buildings date from the 1900s and 1910s and are mostly Queen Anne and Colonial Revival four-story cottages and two-storey gabled houses. The four-square and Craftsman-style bungalow became more prominent in the late 1910s and into the 1920s.

During the 1930s, infill cottage and dwellings on Cape Cod were built largely in Tudor Revival and Colonial Revival styles. Several houses have been identified as prefabricated mail order houses from companies such as Sears, Roebuck & Company and Aladdin.

The neighborhood is a real treasure of Arlington and definitely worth visiting. Connect with neighborhood experts Anne Cronin and Linda Murphy to learn more about Maywood and other surrounding areas!

Anne Cronin and Linda Murphy | 703-850-0190 | [email protected] | |

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