Lyon Village Arlington, VA
Guide to Homes for Sale in Lyon Village
Lyon Village is the serene neighborhood of predominantly single-family homes situated just north of Arlington’s wildly popular Clarendon neighborhood. The neighborhood has parks, recreation, events and is surprisingly quiet and laid back for being so close to all the action in what is often referred to as “Arlington’s Downtown.” The combination of tree-lined streets, quaint traffic circles and proximity to the development along the Orange line corridor has made Lyon Village one of the most popular places to live in the entire DC area.
Lyon Village’s Location
Though many people consider Lyon Village to be an extension of Clarendon (we actually include the boundaries of this neighborhood along with Lyon Park and Ashton Heights on our Clarendon page), Lyon Village is very much its own locale. Though the official boundaries can vary, for our purposes we consider Lyon Village as running south from Lee Highway to Wilson Boulevard and east from Kirkwood Road to Veitch Street.
Homes for Sale in Lyon Village
Lyon Village is an historic neighborhood that consists of many long-time residents as well as newcomers. The housing stock is made up of almost exclusively single-family homes, a significant portion of which look very much like they did when they were built in the mid 1900s. There is a growing trend of “tear down” construction as the land appreciates and homebuyers are looking for homes with more modern amenities. Overall, the homebuilders do a great job of creating new homes that do not clash with the more historic homes and fit in very nicely with the flow of the neighborhood. On the outer boundaries of Lyon Village, you will find some condo and apartment projects.
Dining in Lyon Village
Whole Foods is within walking distance to just about all of Lyon Village, as are the expansive list of restaurants that compete for the plentiful supply of diners in Clarendon. Some of the long-standing neighborhood favorites include Faccia Luna for pizza, Mexicali Blues and Whitlow’s on Wilson.
Things to Do in Lyon Village
Lyon Village is great for outdoor activities and includes a park with tennis courts, a basketball court, two playgrounds and an amazing dog park. Lyon Village Park even has a massive “sprayground” that is the place for kids to cool off all summer long. If you are looking for gyms, you are in luck, as many of the workout facilities are located just blocks away in Clarendon: Gold’s Gym, Washington Sports Club, Sport and Health and the YMCA. The neighborhood has a local community house as well that hosts numerous gatherings every year including a December Holiday Party, 4th of July Picnic, Spaghetti Dinner and an Easter Egg Hunt. The area is great to walk around and look at the beautiful tree-lined streets and the mixture of both historic and brand new homes.
Getting Around Lyon Village
With a variety of transportation options in Lyon Village, getting around is easy. Washington, DC is just minutes away by driving, metro or riding the bus. There are two metro stops that service Lyon Village with the Clarendon metro on the western side and Courthouse on the eastern side. Major highways including I-395, the George Washington Parkway and I-66 are just a few blocks from Lyon Village. While most homes have garages or at least off-street parking, there are ample street parking options as Arlington County strictly enforces the zoned parking, which prevents a lot of the Clarendon overspill from clogging up the streets.