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Tara-Leeway Heights

Tara-Leeway Heights in Arlington, Virginia

Tara-Leeway Heights, located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, has been hailed by the Washington Post as a place where “quaint charm meets modern-day growth” when it comes to living near the nation’s capital. Located in the 22205 zip code and with a population of 2,190, Tara-Leeway Heights offers a family-friendly setting with a stable housing market, exceptionally low crime rates, and neighborhood with a profound sense of community spirit and identity.


A Washington Post article describes Tara-Leeway Heights as a place where the homes have character, neighbors become friends, and local shop owners know their customers’ names. Only a 10-minute drive away from the nation’s Capital and the most important political center in the world, Tara-Leeway Heights boasts a low crime rate (80% lower than the national average), excellent schools, active community involvement and a place where people can enjoy the city-close and country-quiet environment.

Set among hundred-year old trees, and amid rolling hills rich in Civil War history, this quiet neighborhood is much like its developers envisioned when it was initially carved out of farmland in 1936. It is an area that is not only convenient to Washington, D.C, but provides its residents schools and shops within an easy walking distance to their homes.

The Tara-Leeway Heights Civic Association is an active group of residents dedicated to maintaining the strengths of the community while constantly striving to improve the neighborhood. They also maintain a website where community members are informed for neighborhood events, gathering, sales, and other items of interest.

For history buffs, Tara-Leeway Heights is a place that is steeped in Civil War history. After the battle of Bull Run, Union forces shored up defenses near Arlington, and “Halls’ Hill” as the home of Basil Hall’s home was called, was the site of the only major defensive battle in Arlington County during the Civil War.

Arlington, Virginia Real Estate

An Arlington enclave of 821 Cape Cods, the neighborhood is mainly composed of colonials and ramblers built in the 1940s during World War II. Tara-Leeway Heights is only 10 minutes by car to Downtown Washington, and the Metro East Falls Church and Ballston stations are conveniently located about a mile from either end of the neighborhood.

Buying and Selling Homes in Tara-Leeway Heights

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 Tara-Leeway Heights neighborhood and throughout the Arlington, Virginia area. See below for homes currently on the market in Tara-Leeway Heights below. 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.


Tara-Leeway Heights Citizen’s Association

Tara-Leeway Heights NextDoor

Arlington Public Schools

School Boundary Locator and Boundary Information

Tara Schools:

Glebe Elementary School

McKinley Elementary School

Swanson Middle School

Washington-Lee High School

Leeway Heights Schools:

Tuckahoe Elementary School

Swanson Middle School

Yorktown High School

Arlington County Government

Arlington County Library

Arlington County Civic Federation


Indispensable Real Estate Resource

I first reached out to Mike when he had a listing in the development I lived in at the time.  Three houses (purchased using him) and thirteen years later, we don't consider Mike a real estate agent, we consider him one of our closest, most trusted friends and advisor .  He has helped us redesign the kitchen in our current house, counselled me on renting the two previous properties, recommended an outstanding designer and contractors and provides excellent ideas about enriching the home and great advice. We think of Mike as an indispensable real estate resource who can help with every facet of the home buying and owning experience.

Mark and Sarah
Great Knowledge & Insight

I have lived in Northern Virginia for 15 years now and owned four different properties and have used Mike Pugh for each purchase and sale.  His knowledge and insight of the Arlington/Northern Virginia marketplace has made it very easy to work with him.  He clearly points out ways to realize and increase value, has great vision and a very "green thumb" when it comes to landscaping for curb appeal and our climate.  I highly recommend him to any future home owner that wants to own or sell their real estate in this area.  When it's time for our next home, there is no doubt that I will work with Mike again.

Kevin and Amy
Great to Work With!

We worked with Mike on the purchase of our first home, its recent sale and and the purchase of our  current “forever” house. He was just great to work with on all three transactions. Mike made this stressful process bearable.

Lynn and Todd - Arlington VA
Great Initiative

Mike went above the call of duty for me by identifying and successfully bidding for a property that wasn't even on the market - it’s that initiative I appreciate and expect when calling mike for my next move-up home.

Frank O. - Arlington, VA

We will never make a move without Mike. On a few occasions, Mike talked us out of buying properties we were considering. In the end, he found us the perfect home at a great price. His judgement is sound and he was always there for us.

Tom and Kathleen - Arlington, Va