Alcova Heights is the neighborhood between Glebe Road, George Mason Drive, Arlington Boulevard and Columbia Pike. It was orignially named for ALexandria COunty VA, which was Arlington County’s name prior to 1920. The association took on new life in the mid-90s, and is presently an active group eager to connect and collaborate with the greater community. Among other features, they publish the monthly Third District Police Report.
The Alliance for Housing Solutions [AHS] is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to increase the supply of affordable housing in Arlington County and Northern Virginia through research, public education, and advocacy.
The Arlington Branch of AAUW, the American Association of University Women, chartered in 1944, promotes equity for women and girls, lifelong education,and active community involvement. Members raise funds for grants and scholarships, legal support for women challenging sex discrimination, research, and awards for educators and for the arts in Arlington.
Arlington County Taxpayers Association
A group of voters who are concerned about how their taxes are being spent, and often not happy about it! Their newsletter, The Watchdog, has some of Arlington’s best political cartoons, and its title says a lot about the organization’s philosophy.
The neighborhood lying at Arlington’s northwest corner, spanning both sides of I-66. Their page has meeting notices, a map, newsletters, and info on their Neighborhood Conservation Plan.
Arlington Forest Citizens Association
The neighborhood lying on both sides of Arlington Boulevard where Lubber Run and Park Drive cross.
An active organization representing the interests of Arlington’s gay and lesbian community.
The neighborhood bounded by Glebe Road, Arlington Boulevard, Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. A colorful page with photographs, newsletters, park plans, bylaws and more.
The Arlington Historical Society, founded in 1956, is a nonprofit educational organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The goal of the Arlington Historical Society is to conduct research and to preserve and disseminate knowledge relating to the history, archaeology, material culture, and geographical and socioeconomic development of Arlington County, Virginia.
The mission of the Arlington Interfaith Council is to provide a tangible religious witness in the community through promotion of understanding and cooperation among member congregations and to develop and support programs to alleviate suffering and promote justice for residents of Arlington.
Here is a map.
Arlington Parents for Education is a non-profit, bipartisan coalition of parents, teachers, students and community members. Our mission is simple: to make Arlington Public Schools better by promoting accountability, transparency and educational excellence in all actions by APS administration and the School Board.
The neighborhood bounded roughly on the north and east by Army Navy Drive, and on the south by South Joyce Street, 26th Street, and Fort Scott Park.
Advocating for trees in Arlington, Virginia.
The neighborhood bounded on the north and east by Columbia Pike and Washington Blvd, on the east by Interstate 395, on the south by Army-Navy Country Club, and on the west by South Rolfe Street.
Arlingwood (map only) is located above Chain Bridge, where Glebe Road climbs up from the river into Arlington.
Bounded by Wilson Boulevard, N. 10th Street, N. Irving Street, Arlington Boulevard (Route 50), and Glebe Road. The neighborhood originated in the late 1910s as a train suburb around the Clarendon electric trolley station.
Aurora Highlands Civic Association
Aurora Highlands comprises Virginia Highlands, Addison Heights, and Aurora Hills subdivisions. The neighborhood is bounded by Army-Navy Drive on the north, S. Glebe Road to the south, Eads Street on the east, and Joyce Street to the west. The web site contains information about location and history, community places, issues, and the Aurora Highlands Civic Association.
Another Arlington neighborhood, with a “legacy” Web page going well beyond the usual neighborhood coverage and featuring a virtual encyclopedia of Arlington info, including Civic Federation stuff and extensive texts of documents from the latter half of the 1990’s.
Arlington’s first neighborhood home page came up in February of 1995. On it you will find Barcroft events, history, issues, press coverage and a description of the Barcroft Community House, built in 1908. You will also find a page on the neighborhood’s Centennial Celebration in 2003.
A North Arlington neighborhood stretching along the river side of Military Road from Potomac Overlook Park to Gulf Branch. Their historical page is unique and worth a look, since the late Arlington historian Eleanor Lee Templeman was a resident of the neighborhood.
Black Oak Cluster, also known as “Black Oaks,” is a community of 39 two-story single-family homes located on four culs-de-sac off North Albemarle Street, next to Jamestown Elementary School, in Arlington, Virginia. Black Oaks was built in the 1970’s on one of the last tracts of oak forest in North Arlington; it was the first cluster development of single-family homes approved by Arlington County.
Bluemont is the neighborhood west of Ballston mall, with several sections centered around the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and George Mason Drive. They have a nice page that is particularly good for the latest on I-66 issues.
Boulevard Manor lies between Arlington Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard, Four Mile Run and the Arlington County line. Here is a map. Their Web site is a parked domain name waiting to be developed.
Buckingham is an historic garden apartment complex centered around Glebe Road and Pershing Drive. Here is a map.
Buyers and Renters Arlington Voice’s (BRAVO) main purpose is to educate and assist low and moderate income tenants in Arlington, Virginia. The organization’s mission is to advance and defend the rights and interests of Arlington’s tenants by empowering them and working together to preserve affordable housing and the economic and cultural diversity of the community.
The Center for Urban Education
CUE has no Web site.
Cherrydale is one of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods, between Langston Boulevard and I-66, Spout Run and up the hill past North Quincy Street.
The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs
The CCMA is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. The group fosters high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring outstanding African-American students in the fourth, seventh and eleventh grades. Coalition member organizations include: Arlington Community Action Program, Inc.; Arlington Public Schools; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Ethiopian Community Development Center; Langston-Brown Civic Association; Mt. Zion Baptist Church; National Council of Negro Women; Green Valley Civic Association; and Second Baptist Church.
(formerly Courtlands Civic Association) A north Arlington neighborhood including residences between Courthouse Road, 10th Street, Fairfax Drive, and Wilson Boulevard. Here is a map.
Colonial Village I, II, and III (linked to Colonial Village II)
The historic Colonial Village area of Arlington, Virginia is situated on more than 50 rolling acres. It features colonial revival-style red brick buildings linked by a series of beautiful courtyards and gardens. It is located between the Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations and is a tranquil oasis amongst one of the Washington region’s most desirable locations – the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor.
Columbia Heights Civic Association
Columbia Heights is bordered by Columbia Pike to the north, 16th Street to the south, Rolfe Street to the east and Walter Reed Drive to the West. They have their Neighborhood Conservation survey, bylaws and an on-line membership form on the Web site.
Formerly the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, the Columbia Pike Partnership is a coalition of businesses, residents, property owners, and the Arlington County Government dedicated to serving the 3½-mile-long stretch of Columbia Pike from Arlington’s border with Fairfax County in the west to Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon in the east.
Crystal City is located between South Eads Street on the west and the George Washington Parkway on the east, and Shirley Highway (I-395) on the north. It has about 10,000 residents in apartment buildings and a large day-time population in offices, hotels and retail.
DAR is a women’s service group whose mission is to preserve history, support education, and engage in patriotic activities. Members can prove lineal descent to a patriot of the American Revolution.
Dominion Hills is located between I-66 on the north, Wilson Boulevard on the south, Four Mile Run on the east and N McKinley Rd/N Ohio St on the west. The Web site has their Neighborhood Conservation Plan, newsletters, events, listserv instructions and more.
The area near Donaldson Run, between Old Dominion and Military Road. Their Web site has interesting info on their Citizen Speed Watch Program, a radio emission report, an Interest Survey, a Stream Pollution Incident and Neighborhood Day, among others.
Bounded by South Glebe Road, Columbia Pike, the Four Mile Run Trail and Walter Reed Drive. Includes Barcroft Apartments.
Dover-Crystal is located in North Arlington between Nelly Custis Drive, N. Randolph Street, the Parkway and Windy Run. Here is a map.
Fairlington is the neighborhood of townhouses constructed during World War II, located astride I-395 at Shirlington. It has seven villages, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmark Register.
Forest Glen Civic Association
Forest Glen is located in South Arlington between 7th Road S. and Glencarlyn Park. Here is a map.
Foxcroft Heights Neighborhood Association
Friends of Aurora Highlands Parks mission includes preserving and growing parkland and green spaces. Balancing park use for all ages and uses. Working together to give a stronger voice for our parks in Aurora Highlands.
Gaslight Square Condominium Association
Glebewood Civic Association
Glebewood is a townhouse area is located near the intersection of Glebe Road and Langston Boulevard. Here is a map.
One of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods, Glencarlyn is located in South Arlington between Four Mile Run and the County line, Arlington Boulevard and Long Branch creek.
Gulf Branch is located where the stream of that name crosses Military Road. Here is a map.
Highland Park – Overlee Knolls Civic Association
A nice site for this North Arlington neighborhood with newsletters, bylaws, history, meeting dates, map, officers and more.
Representing the Residents of Hall’s Hill, High View Park, Dorsey Woods, Tara Towne, and Tara Manor.
League of Women Voters of Arlington VA Inc.
A North Arlington neighborhood. Their page has newsletters, officers, and information on upcoming meetings.
Long Branch is located in a triangle mainly between Army Navy Drive, Glebe Road and Gunston Middle School. Here is a map.
Lyon Park is bounded on the east and south by Arlington Boulevard, on the north by North 10th Street and on the west by North Irving Street. Here is a map.
Lyon Village is located between Rosslyn and Kirkwood Road, and between Langston and Wilson Boulevards. Their page is a treat, with more features and slicker presentation than the rest of us. You can enter a want ad, or a meeting notice, and it is automatically posted. But is has ads, too. Worth a look.
A North Arlington neighborhood with a very attractive Web page that includes an explanation of each of their annual events and a calendar for the whole year.
Maywood Community Association
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The Arlington Branch NAACP was established in 1940. We continue to push every day to be the Change Agent for Peace. The volunteer men and women who make up the Arlington Branch are dedicated, determined, and will not rest until justice for everyone is served. From the ballot box to the local, state, and federal levels, we dedicate our time and energy to see social justice in action.
The Arlington chapter of an organization whose mission is to protect and improve the retirement benefits of federal retirees, employees and their families.
North Highlands Citizens Association
North Highlands is located between Langston Boulevard and I-66/Spout Run from Rosslyn westward to N. Cleveland St. Here is a map.
Representing the Rosslyn neighborhood located north of Wilson Boulevard, east of Quinn Street and south of Langston Boulevard.
Old Glebe Civic Association
A North Arlington neighborhood along the east side of Glebe Road from 36th St N to Military Road and including all of Old Glebe Road. Another original neighborhood page design, nicely done.
Organized Women Voters of Arlington
Penrose Civic Association
(Formerly Central Arlington Civic Association) A South Arlington neighborhood bounded by Washington Boulevard, Arlington Boulevard, Walter Reed Drive/Fillmore Street and Columbia Pike. The Web site has info on meetings, officers, schools, parks, events and more
Representing the area overlooking Rosslyn and the Potomac, with a Web site that features nice photos of their spectacular views of DC.
Rivercrest Civic Association
Rivercrest is located north of Military Road between Glebe Road and 36th Rd N. Here is a map.
The Rock Spring Civic Association site has info about RSCA projects and developments in the area as well as past information about the association.
Shirlington Civic Association is a volunteer organization of residents and businesses located in the Shirlington area, between Green Valley and Fairlington at the south end of Arlington County. The purpose of our volunteer Association is to help maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood by working in partnership with the Arlington government, local businesses and other community organizations to bring about civic betterment and social improvements for the good of our residents, businesses and the welfare of our community.
Shirlington Dogs II, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the county recognized volunteer Sponsoring Group for the Shirlington Dog Park and helps maintain it as a clean, safe, and enjoyable place for dogs and their owners. With over 200,000 visitors annually, the Shirlington Dog Park is consistently named one of the best dog parks in the region by numerous publications.
Spout Run Homeowners Association
Spout Run is a townhouse development centered around the 2100 block of 21st Court North. Here is a map.
Tara-Leeway includes most of the homes roughly south of Langston Boulevard, north of Washington Boulevard, west of George Mason Drive and east of Jefferson/Lexington Streets.
Waverly Hills is the North Arlington neighborhood between Glebe Road and N Utah Street and between I-66 and Langston Boulevard.
A North Arlington neighborhood bounded roughly by Glebe, George Mason, I-66 and 17th St. N.
As their Web page puts it, “its well-deserved moniker as the “Garden Spot of Arlington” stems
from a unique, almost magical atmosphere created by a plethora of towering trees, abundance
of natural wildlife, and wide variety of established flora and fauna.”
In addition to the usual civic association Web features, Westover has some nice historic photos, a page of volunteer opportunities, classifieds, a message board and a link to a chat group.
Williamsburg Civic Association
Williamsburg is in Arlington’s northwest corner, centered around the area where Williamsburg Boulevard meets Sycamore, Great Falls Road and N. Powhatan St. It includes Minor Hill Park and Nottingham Elementary School. For boundaries, see the map on their site.
Woodmont is located between Lorcom Lane and the Parkway, and was formerly known as Parkway Civic Association. Here is a map.
The Woman’s Club of Arlington was founded in 1931 with a view to establish a library at Columbia Pike. In 1932 the club joined the National Federation of Women’s Clubs and worked with the 10 other clubs in Arlington to better the community. Today, outreach falls wherever there is a need, but mainly focuses on education through scholarship, conservation, and the arts. The club is located at 700 South Buchanan Street in the Barcroft neighborhood.
Yorktown lies between Langston Boulevard on the south, Old Dominion Drive to the east, Little Falls and Rock Spring Roads on the north, and N Jefferson St to the west. Their website is pleasingly laid out and easy to navigate with tabs and buttons including history, newsletters, issues and a section where officers can log in for additional access.
Some neighborhoods and organizations that are not Federation members
Arlington’s organized dog owners, with a unique Web page featuring . . . dogs!
AHA was founded in 1989 to promote the preservation and creative use of sites of historic, architectural, natural, and cultural resources with local and/or national significance within Arlington County.
The Carlton is located at 4600 South Four Mile Run Drive.
Claremont lies between George Mason Drive on the west, Walter Reed Drive on the east, Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) on the south, and Four Mile Run on the north.
The Arlington chapter of an organization formed in 1929 to promote women in education and bring recognition and respect to their profession.
Forest Hills is located in South Arlington between Army Navy Drive and Arlington Ridge.
Friends of the Arlington Campus/George Mason University
The Friends do not have a Web page.
Hyde Park is located at Glebe Road and N. Henderson St. The Web site has info on units for sale and rent, and nice photos of a house tour.