Bellevue Forest

Bellevue Forest in Arlington VA


Bellevue Forest, located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, is a close-knit community that enjoys the best of both worlds offering a pastoral family-friendly setting while only “one stop light away” from the urban conveniences of Washington, D.C. and is located withing the 22207 zip code.

The current population of Bellevue Forest is 1,400 with a median age of 46. Bellevue Forest’s median household income is $237,385, and the average household net worth is $1,399,936.


A Washington Post article called Bellevue Forest an “Open Door to Nature,” citing the idyllic landscapes tended for generations, and local parks and trails including the Potomac Heritage Trail, Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Zachary Taylor Park and Gulf Branch Nature Center. Only a 15-minute drive away from the nation’s Capital and the most important political center in the world, Bellevue Forest boasts a low crime rate (82% lower than the national average), excellent schools, active community involvement and a place for people to plant their roots and enjoy every aspect of their lives.

Culturally stimulating events and activities can be found year round for all ages including sports, recreation, concerts, parks, art galleries and renowned National Museums. The Bellevue Forest Citizen’s Association sponsors annual neighborhood Fourth of July parade and Halloween parties as well as an adult-oriented winter social. A local garden club meets monthly as well, and conducts a popular holiday lights display contest.

Bellevue Forest is boundaries by the Potomac Overlook Regional Park to the south and east, Gulf Branch stream trail to the north, Military Road to the west and George Washington Memorial Parkway to the east. It is only 15 minutes by car to Downtown Washington, the Pentagon, Metro stations from Rosslyn to East Falls Church, George Washington Memorial Parkway and Interstate 66.

Arlington, VA Real Estate

Bellevue Forest, first established as a 120-acre subdivision in 1938, has a rich history of great pride and planning that insured it remained a suburban haven of single-family homes with generous lots set amidst peaceful natural surroundings.

The earliest homes built in Bellevue Forest reflected the popular English Tudor, English Cottage and Colonial Revival styles at that time. Over the years Art Moderne and Ranch Rambler styles have joined the neighborhood landscape.

In many respects, Bellevue Forest has changed little over decades since it was first established. Filled with mature trees and meandering streams, it still has forested areas and a wide variety of wildlife including deer, foxes, pileated woodpeckers, and other wildlife. It is a neighborhood in which people truly enjoy everyday life.

Buying and Selling Homes in Bellevue Forest

As a Real Estate Consultant with more than 30 years as a licensed Realtor, Mike Pugh helps clients successfully buy and sell homes and condos in the Bellevue Forest neighborhood and throughout the Arlington, Virginia area. See below for homes currently on the market in Bellevue Forest below. You can contact Mike at, or by phone at 703.593.6320. And be sure to click through to Mike’s blog to learn more about life and real estate in the greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.