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On the west bank of the Potomac River, five miles south of Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia is a unique blend of rural and urban living; the best of charming community life with a metropolitan feel.

Gleaming high-rises, custom-designed homes, high-end shopping, designer boutiques, upscale dining, national monuments, proximity to downtown Washington, D.C. and easily accessible public transportation, all of these attributes have made Arlington one of the wealthiest and most highly educated communities in the country. More than half of its residents have a masters, law degree, medical degree, or Ph.D. compared to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree.

Rich in history, home to nearby prestigious universities, defense and homeland security industries, scientific research institutes, and many private firms, Arlington is also a most desirable center for business.

Rosslyn, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Courthouse and Shirlington are just some of the popular Arlington neighborhoods with famous landmarks, entertainment, great restaurants and shopping.

A wide array of beautiful, well established neighborhoods, many dating to the middle 1800s make Arlington ideal for raising a family. Thanks to great urban planning and design and smart, planned growth, home buyers have the opportunity to create ideal lots for custom building in new neighborhoods.

According to Arlington Magazine, 10 areas had at least 15 total sales over $1million during the past five years.

From Lyon Village (#10) with its walkable, tree-lined streets, tennis courts, community center, and highly regarded Francis Scott Key Elementary situated along the Potomac River, to Country Club Hills (#1) developed from the 1920s on 126 acres of the former Civil War-era Grunwell estate, with a mix of English Tudor, Colonial and Spanish-style residences interspersed with mid-century ramblers and many newly-constructed homes and additions, 10 Arlington neighborhoods had the priciest homes in the county in 2018.

#10 Lyon Village (Average sale: $1,276,516)

#9 Lexington Village (Average sale: $1,300,500)

#8 Country Club Estates (Average sale: $1,367,638)

#7 Berkshire Oakwood (Average sale: $1,404,875)

#6 Country Club Grove (Average sale: $1,410,000)

#5 Dover Balmoral Riverwood (Average sale: $1,431,508)

#4 Woodmont  (Average sale: $1,451,333)

#3 Leeway Overlee (Average sale: $1,508,634)

#2 Woodland Acres (Average sale: $1,602,500)

#1 Country Club Hills (Average sale:  $1,648,171)

With its suburban feel and diverse choice of neighborhoods, Arlington is a great choice to design and build your luxury custom home in Northern Virginia.

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