Gulf Branch

Gulf Branch in Arlington VA


Arlington, Virginia Real EstateGulf Branch, a neighborhood within Arlington, Virginia, located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, is a close-knit community that enjoys the best of both worlds offering a family-friendly setting, yet only a few miles away from the urban conveniences of our nation’s capital.

The current population of the Gulf Branch neighborhood boasts an exceptionally low crime rate at 82% lower than the national average, high income per capita, high graduation rates and a stable housing market. Gulf Branch is located in the 22207 zip code area. The median home price averages $832,950, more than 85% of homes are privately owned, and 14% are rentals.


Gulf Branch is known for its beautiful parks and historical preservation efforts. The Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park, formerly a private estate that included a 47-acre wooded, stream-valley park leading to the Potomac. The nature center provides interpretive environmental education programs for all ages and includes rotating exhibits, a children’s Discovery Room, pollinator garden, live animal exhibit room, pond, restored log cabin and an observation bee hive.

Fort C.F. Smith is a 19-acre site including the Hendry House, a restored 20th century mansion with historic significance in the area, as well as the Civil War Earthwork Ruins, the preserved remains of the 22 forts that were located in Arlington during the Civil War.

The Blacksmiths Guild of Potomac is also located in Gulf Branch. The Guild is a popular organization that shares ancient techniques for making tools and treasures, provides instruction for beginning and experienced smiths, and shares their love of blacksmithing with the general public.

Gulf Branch Arlington, VA Real Estate

The Gulf Branch neighborhood has a rich diversity of people and homes in a community that treasures its history while enjoying the present. A suburban haven of single-family homes with generous lots set amidst peaceful natural surroundings, Gulf Branch has become one of the top neighborhoods for people who love to be near the nation’s capital, yet go home to a peaceful setting well away from the hustle and bustle. Home in the Gulf Branch neighborhood range from traditional English Tudor, English Cottage and Colonial Revival to Ramblers and Modern homes that are gaining again in popularity as part of the home landscape.

Buying and Selling Homes in Gulf Branch

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 Gulf Branch neighborhood and throughout the Arlington, Virginia area. See below for homes currently on the market in Arlingwood. You can contact Mike at, or by phone at 703.593.6320. And be sure to click through to Mike’s blog at to learn more about life and real estate in the greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.