The Westover neighborhood of Arlington is more than just a neighborhood. It is a community unto itself. Nestled in between Bluemont, Highland Park-Overlee Knolls, Dominion Hills and Tara Leeway Heights, it provides an appealing convergence of amenities ideal for modern urban living to the residents of Northwest Arlington.
At the center of it all is Westover Village. The Shopping Center is home to such Arlington institutions as Ayers Hardware and Variety Store, Lebanese Taverna, Toby’s Ice Cream, Thai Noy and The Lost Dog Café. The revitalized Westover Market has also gained recognition recently with their Great Wall of Beer, featuring a staggeringcollection of microbrews. Preston King Post Office is located at the Western end of Westover Village, right across the street from the recently renovated Westover Branch Library.
Each Sunday, residents take a leisurely stroll over to the Westover Farmers’ Market. Established in 2011 by Westover residents, the market features 20 vendors offering all locally grown produce, herbs, flowers and prepared foods. A significant percentage of Westover residents take advantage of the conveniently located public transportation. There are two separate Metro stations within walking distance (East Falls Church to the south, Ballston to the North), as well as several bus lines that run on a regular basis. The W&OD Trail and Custis trails also run directly through Westover, and are easily accessed at several locations throughout the neighborhood.
The Westover neighborhood is also a great place to raise children. Most of the Westover neighborhood’s residents attend Tuckahoe Elementary, Swanson Middle School and Yorktown High Schools, considered some of the best schools in the Arlington County Public School system. In the summertime, Overlee Community Pool is a great refuge from the Virginia heat, and within walking distance for many Westover residents.
These features combine to make Westover an ideal community for residents seeking modern urban living with a neighborly soul.