Douglas Park MD

How One Arlington Neighborhood Is Getting People to Move Back

Douglas Park is a highly-sought after neighborhood located within Arlington’s boundaries. In the past year alone, a diverse set of 54 properties were sold in the neighborhood. These include 28 single-family homes, 21 condos, 3 duplexes, and 2 townhomes. There are currently only fifteen properties still up for sale, but current trends show that they will not stay listed for long before someone snatches them up.

When you hear all the tight-knit community has to offer, it will be no wonder so many people are clamoring to move back to their beloved home. The community itself, the diverse outdoor opportunities, convenient location, and neighborhood events are just among some of these that we’ll take a look at below.

The Community

When locals are asked, they say Douglas Park is a place where the neighbors all know each other. People of diverse backgrounds are friendly and helpful towards one another. Everyone leaves together in a movie-like harmonious way.

Douglas Park is the kind of old-fashioned place where you could head next door to borrow a cup of sugar, or head just down the street to have a cup of coffee on someone’s front porch. Most of the residents and their families have, in fact, been there for as long as thirty to forty years, which speaks volumes towards the style of living.  

Outdoor Opportunities

There are ample outdoor opportunities, many of which are within walking distance – depending on where you’re located exactly within the neighborhood. This is a rare find in that you get a small taste of country living alongside city life.

There are three county parks. The Monroe Park is a small fenced-in playground. The Douglas Park encompasses five acres. In addition to a playground for children to enjoy, it also features walking trails, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a stone fireplace, and a stream. Doctor’s Run Park has a picnic table, charcoal grills, volleyball courts, paved walking trail, and children’s playground located on six acres. There is also a dog park and community gardens located within the community as well.

Convenient Location

The location of Douglas Park is exceptionally convenient. Within walking distance is the Village at Shirlington and Columbia Pike. “The Pike,” as it is called by locals, is home to rows of businesses. Among these include eateries of diverse ethnicities (include your typical American fare), entertainment venues, and plenty of shopping opportunities.

There is also public transportation to many different nearby areas. Via the train or bus, a person can get as far as Shirlington, the District, or Pentagon City without having to drive. Public transportation is not only convenient but is a much eco-friendlier option than driving around individual vehicles. In this way, the neighborhood is also contributing to the green movement, which is a huge plus for many.

Neighborhood Events

The Douglas Park neighborhood hosts several events each year. Among the most popular of these are the July 4th parade and picnic, Halloween Trail of Terror, and Holiday Fund Drive.