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ARLINGTON PARKS

Another great feature of Arlington is our parks. We are very fortunate to have over 1,100 acres of parks and open spaces. Each park and open space location has it’s own unique setting with a variety of features and amenities.

Some of my favorites are:

Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden Park. It’s a 23 acre park known for it’s beautiful memorial rose garden.bon_air_rose_garden

Next to Bon Aire Park is Bluemont Park which has something for everyone. With 70 acres of land, there is plenty of space for biking, jogging, hiking, basketball, ultimate frisbee, baseball, tennis, volleyball, a playground, multiple picnic areas, and a stream for wading or fishing.

Upton Hills Regional Park is an urban park which features a mini golf course, batting cages and a large outdoor swimming pool with water slides.

Especially for kids are several spraygrounds around Arlington. These include: Drew playground, Hayes Park, Lyon Village Park and Virginia Highlands Park. Perfect spots for a hot summer day!

Potomac Overlook Regional  Park is a 70 acre park which has an interpretive garden, a nature center and several nature trails – including hikes down to the Potomac River.

Netherlands CarillonI especially love Netherlands Carillon and Park which is located in Rosslyn just off of the GW parkway. The park is home to a bell tower given to the American people by the Dutch to express their gratitude for our help during and after WWII. The Netherlands Carillon plays “Westminster Chimes” on the hour and plays American patriotic music twice daily.  Concerts and recitals are are also performed on the carillon throughout the summer.

These are just some of our many parks in Arlington. Check them out this summer – or any time of year! ANOTHER GREAT REASON ARLINGTON ROCKS!

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The Westover Bungalow in Arlington

The Westover Bungalow is soon to be on the market. Sitting prominently atop a hill in our lovely village, this charming period home has been a notable Westover landmark for so many decades. You can be the next fortunate owner.

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Features:

4 bedrooms

2 baths

Eat-in kitchen

Storage

Generously-sized rooms

Updated and upgraded

Beautiful front sitting porch

Photos coming soon!

Please contact me for more information. We are so honored and delighted to bring The Westover Bungalow to you for your chance to be the next owner!

Ken & Team Yes I Ken!

703.981.4646

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Ticketing Kids in Arlington?

Did you know that this summer kids all around the Arlington area are being given tickets by Arlington County Police officers? That’s right. But instead of these tickets being given for bad behavior, they are actually being handed out for good behavior.

In conjunction with the 7-11 stores in a program entitled “Operation Chill,” coupons (tickets) for free slurpees are being awarded to kids who are spotted doing spontaneous good deeds. Examples of good deeds include helping another person, wearing a bicycle helmet, picking up trash or participating in other positive community activities.

The next time I see the blue lights in my rear view mirror in Arlington, I’ll cross my fingers that I will be ticketed with a slurpee coupon (for doing the good deed of helping you with your Arlington real estate need)! LOL

Ken & Team Yes I Ken!

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Coming Soon in North Arlington – Monument Views

Just think of it: A 2 bedroom condo with seasonal views of the monuments, for less than $400K!
On the market this weekend. In the MLS tomorrow. Please email us for more information.

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ARLINGTON HOME NEWS FROM YOUR ECO BROKER

What’s new on the Arlington home front?

Everyone in Arlington seems to be talking about about what’s happing at the corner of Washington Boulevard and N. George Mason Dr. in the Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhood. Suddenly, what used to be undeveloped, wooded land, has been taken over by an excavating crew. This has resulted in the removal of 150 trees.

In an eco-conscious County like ours, many Arlingtonians sometimes say they are left wondering how our government could let such a thing happen? Well, it turns out that the land is privately owned. The property will be divided into nine residential lots, creating a new susbdivision.

As for the trees? Under the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance, the developer must re-plant 20 percent of the trees that previously stood on the land. In fact, Arlington County will not issue certificates of occupancy for the new homes until the trees are re-planted.

Since I am an Eco Broker (arlingtonrocks.com/about/), this has been of particular interest to me. And it is definitely one of the biggest topics of discussion in the Arlington home market for single family homes in a completely residential neighborhood.

Getting it SOLD for YOU!

Ken Courtade

The Yes I Ken! Team, 703.981.4646

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