AR - Barcroft
Barcroft is a quiet neighborhood in Arlington Virginia. Established in 1903, it is bordered by Columbia Pike, Arlington Boulevard, George Mason Drive, Arlington Mill Drive and Four Mile Run Park with easy access to the District of Columbia.
Barcroft Arlington Virginia consists of roughly 800 mostly modest single family homes and about 400 apartments along its outer edge. Most of the houses were built between 1930 and 1970 except for the apartments which were built starting in the 1960s. The Barcroft neighborhood has at least one Sears home and one Lustron enameled steel home.
The Barcroft community traces its history to the time of George Washington who surveyed the land and may have built a gristmill there. It derived its name from Dr. John Wolverton Barcroft who built and operated a mill after the Civil War on the foundations of the Arlington Mill. It was said to have the largest mill wheel on the east coast.
Barcroft Arlington VA has an active Civic Association that has been in existence since 1907 and a monthly newsletter – the Barcroft News – first published in 1903.
All the neighborhood events and activities continue to be chronicled in the Barcroft News, be it the Fourth of July Parade or dinners at the coffeehouse. These events are the ties that bind the strong spirit of community for over a hundred years.
The first neighborhood country store on Columbia Pike gave way to Barcroft Shopping Center in 1949 and other retail establishments that now line the Pike. Over the last few years there have been a major redevelopment along Columbia Pike combining retail establishments with housing units.
Barcroft Park consists of 65 acres offering many activities such as jogging, biking, hiking, various ball games. It has picnic areas and natural streams as well.
Barcroft Arlington VA is served by Barcroft Elementary School and others as can be seen on http://www.arlington.k12.va.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1.
You’ll feel like part of Barcroft Arlington VA community from the moment you move in.
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