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Douglas Park is a quiet community tucked away in South Arlington, Virginia, near Shirlington. The neighborhood combines two separate housing developments -- New Arlington and Douglas Park (also spelled as "Douglass Park) which first showed up on maps in the late 1920s. The area draws its name from the Douglas family, prominent residents of the county in the early twentieth century.
Today, Douglas Park is popular with families because of its central location and the array of wide open green spaces and playgrounds. In fact, the community's namesake park comes equipped with a playground for kids, nature trails, a gazebo, meandering stream and stone fireplace to warm small hands on chilly nights. Many homes are also graced with backyards, a rarity in the area. Read more about Douglas Park real estate.
The housing stock in Douglas Park comprises older, well-established single-family homes built between 1940 and 1969, typically featuring three to four bedrooms. As new residents have discovered the area, they've invested in modern conveniences, updating the kitchens and expanding the bathroom size in these solidly-constructed homes. Douglas Park also includes a collection of apartment complexes and high-rises.
Conveniently located between Walter Reed, Glebe Road, and Columbia Pike, Douglas Park provides easy access to Route 50, 395, the Metro Bus and the attractions of nearby Shirlington Village.