Leeway Overlee in Arlington VA
Leeway Overlee, located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, is recognized as a National Historic District and offers a family-friendly setting with a stable housing market, low crime rates, and close-knit community. Located in the 22205 zip code and with a population of just over 1,600 residents, Leeway Overlee is an Arlington, VA neighborhood with a close-knit community, active civic associations, and offers the benefits of suburban life while still close to one of the most active urban centers of our nation.
History and Lifestyle
The initial European settlement of this Northern Virginia area was accomplished through land grants issued to English colonists. A large portion of the Leeway Overlee area was included in a 1730 land grant to Simon Pearson and James Going. The remainder was included in a 1699 grant to John Colville. Frame houses and cottages built from 1900 to the early 1920sï¿½ still stand on 14th and 15th Streets North , North McKinley Road, and North Nicholas Street, recalling the days of trolleys, horse and buggy, kerosene lamps, well-water, and dirt roads.
Lee Highway, also known as U.S. Highway 29, bisects the Leeway Overlee neighborhood. It began as a dirt road connecting the colonial towns of Falls Church and Georgetown. Its importance grew at the time of the Civil War when it helped to connect military forts defending Washington D.C. In 1923, President Harding dedicated it as the initial segment of the nation’s first transcontinental highway from the Capital to California.
This neighborhood enjoys the combined efforts of two civic associations, The Leeway Overlee Civic Association and the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Civic Association. Both keep histories of their neighborhoods, plan and execute neighborhood events and are dedicated maintaining the high quality of life its residents enjoy.
Arlington, VA Real Estate
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011, Leeway-Overlee primarily consists of single family dwellings in a number of popular architectural styles including Queen Anne, Italianate, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Modern-style. Only a 20-minute drive away from the urban conveniences of Washington, DC, it enjoys a low crime rate, excellent schools, active community involvement and a place where people can enjoy a family-friendly environment.
Buying and Selling Homes in Leeway Overlee
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 Leeway Overlee neighborhood and throughout the Arlington, Virginia area. You can contact Mike at email@example.com, or by phone at 703.593.6320. And be sure to click through to Mike’s blog at www.mikesellsvirginia.com/blog to learn more about life and real estate in the greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.