Cherrydale is a tight-knit neighborhood that features older bungalows and newer renovated homes on narrow tree-lined streets with access to a small walkable “downtown” on Lee Highway and Metro.
Established in 1898, Cherrydale is on the National Register of Historic Places and gets it name from a large cherry orchard that was once behind the Cherrydale firehouse on Lee Highway.
Cherrydale is north of I-66 and it is bounded by N. Utah Street on the west, I-66 on the east, and the northern boundary extends just past Lee Highway bordering the Maywood neighborhood on the east, and Military Road and Lorcom Lane on the west. Cherrydale’s Zip Code is 22207.
Cherrydale has about 1,400 households that are dominated by single-family homes in a range of styles including bungalows with quarter sawn oak doors and molding, Cape Cod, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Queen Anne, as well as ramblers and Sears, Roebuck kit houses. There are also a few townhome developments, condominiums and apartments. Most of the homes in Cherrydale were built between 1900 and 1930, as the area developed. Today, many of those original two- and three-bedroom homes have been either updated or expanded. There are also a rising number of larger 5- and six-bedroom new homes replacing original residences. Due to its amenities, access to Arlington County schools, Metro and Washington, D.C., Cherrydale is highly sought after neighborhood. This makes buying a home very competitive.
Average Price = $1,047,928
The average year-to-date sales price for homes in Cherrydale as of May 31, 2020, was $1 million. The lowest sales price in Cherrydale was $224,000 and the highest sales price was $1.9 million. It took an average of 28 days to sell a home in Cherrydale. Search homes for sale.
My clients called me on a Saturday afternoon with great news – they had found a wonderful new home they wanted to buy and we needed to write up an offer for that home right away. But to buy that new home, they needed to sell their 4-bedroom home in the Cherrydale neighborhood of Arlington … and sell it FAST! So, I met with them the next day, Sunday, and we devised a plan to get their home sold fast and for top dollar using my proven Get It Sold System™. Strategy To Get The Highest Price First, we discussed the pricing strategy. Based on my precise analysis of recent home sales in Cherrydale, the home’s condition and amenities and what was happening in the Arlington real estate market, I suggested that we price the home slightly lower than market to attract multiple offers, get a great price and get it under contract quickly. Make It Look Great I worked closely with my clients and made suggestions on how to stage their already lovely home to make the floor plan feel more open and “show-ready” for potential buyers. Some furniture was removed and the remainder was rearranged, the home was de-cluttered and a few small home décor items were purchased to add a little pizazz. Market It To Buyers Once the house was looking its best, my professional photographer captured vivid, high-quality images of the home. Then the best images were selected and used for the MRIS listing where local real estate agents find properties for their buyers. The listing was also featured on all the major home search websites (Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, etc.). But most importantly, I created a unique custom website to feature the fantastic photos of the home (1600StaffordSt.com) that is responsive and looks great on all kinds of devices: phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. I also notified top local Realtors® to ensure they told their Arlington buyers. To encourage potential buyers to make their best offer quickly, we set an offer submission deadline of Monday night. The Result: Sold For $30,000 Over List Price And our plan worked! About 100 people visited the house in the four days it was on the market and we received five offers – with four at list price or above. We also received escalation clauses and contracts without the usual financing and home inspection contingencies. The home sold for $860,000, which was $30,000 over list price! It took a little over a week from our first meeting to have the home under contract. This was absolutely critical because the purchase of their new home was contingent on the sale of their current Cherrydale home. Congratulations to my clients! I am so happy for them! If you’d like to know more about how I can help you sell your home fast and for top dollar with my proven Get It Sold System™, call/text me at 703-447-0970 or email me for a free, no obligation consultation.
The Cherrydale Citizens Association is the local group that represents Cherrydale residents and businesses with the county. The association also offers a website, listserv and a quarterly newsletter, the Sweet & Sour News, to keep residents informed. The association organizes a variety of social events, including an annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner in March, yard sales in June, a July fourth barbeque and fireworks party (with a monument view from N. Stafford and N. 21st streets) and the Cherrydale parade.
Cherrydale residents have wide variety of dining choices, most along Lee Highway “downtown." See a list of the many restaurants that remain open for takeout or carryout during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Essy’s Carriage House Restaurant, 4030 Lee Hwy. – A neighborhood dining institution since 1975.
- Gaijin Ramen Shop, 3800 Lee Hwy. – Voted Best Ramen by Arlington Magazine.
- Portobellos, 2109 N Pollard St. – An American Café.
- The Italian Store, 3123 Lee Hwy. – The original location of the legendary gourmet Italian specialty shop and deli that features the best hoagies and New York-style pizza in Arlington. Trust me on this – my husband is from Philly and I’m from New York (state) and love pizza.
Being bordered by Lee Highway, there is a wide variety of stores and shopping only a walk or very short ride away for Cherrydale residents, including:
- Cherrydale Hardware, 3805 Lee Hwy. – This is my go-to neighborhood hardware store and garden center. They offer excellent personalized service. You are always greeted by a store associate that asks you want you need and will go with you to get it. There’s a reason Cherrydale Hardware has been in business since 1938.
- Cherrydale Motors, 3412 Lee Hwy. – When my car needs servicing this is where I go. They perform excellent work at a good price.
- CVS, 3133 Lee Hwy.
- Giant Food, 3115 Lee Hwy.
- La Union Grocery, 4308 Lee Hwy. – A small neighborhood grocery and deli that specializes in Latin American take-out foods including enchiladas, pupusas, tacos and tamales. There are picnic tables outside.
- Safeway, 3713 Lee Hwy.
- Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, 3811 Lee Hwy. – A classic school of hatha yoga.
Cherrydale Library, 2190 North Military Rd., is a branch of the Arlington Public Library that is coffee-friendly and features free Wi-Fi. The library offers a wide range of programs for children (story times), teens (beginners chess) and adults (a variety of arts and a regular table gaming night).
Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department, 3900 Lee Hwy., is housed at the historic Cherrydale Firehouse, built in 1919. Volunteers who supplement Arlington’s career firefighters staff the station. The fire station offers a social hall that is available for rental for events with up to 150 people, and an annual visit with Santa for the community.
Arlington Regional Transit (ART) bus route 53 via N. Quincy St., route 55 via Lee Highway and route 62 via N. Utah St. and N. 15th St. provide a convenient way to reach either the Ballston (ART 53, ART 62) or Rosslyn Metro stations during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Metrobus route 3Y runs directly to downtown Washington, D.C., via Lee Highway during morning and evening rush hours.
There are bike lanes on Lee Highway with easy access to the Martha Custis multiuse trail. The closet Capital Bike Share station is on N. Monroe St. and Lee Highway near the Safeway. You can find bike maps and routes at Bike Arlington.
Cherrydale Park, open green space with benches, a playground and a path.
Oak Grove Park, was updated in 2018 and includes a tot lot for ages 2 to 5, a climbing structure with slides, picnic shelter a playing field and a paved walking trail. A new feature is a whimsical tree sculpture by Arlington chainsaw artist Andrew Mallon. Watch a video about the sculpture.
Interested in learning more about real estate and homes for sale in Cherrydale? Feel free to contact me at Meg@MegRoss.com.