Developed in the late 1890s, the Dupont Circle area built a reputation as a fashionable residential neighborhood that lasted into the early years of the 20th century. The circle itself was originally called “Pacific Circle” and ...Read More
North Ridge is a neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, that comprises the communities of Beverley Hills, Braddock Heights, and Jefferson Park, among others. A quiet residential neighborhood dominated by single family homes, the area was largely developed in the 1930s through the 1960s. Today the housing stock features homes of various styles including traditional Colonials and so-called basement homes built on sloping yards that provide access to the backyard via the basement. In fact, North Ridge takes its name from the high ground west of its Russell Road boarder.
Located near the Fairlington Shopping Center, North Ridge is also home to several parks popular with dog walkers and birders, including Monticello and Beverley Park. North Ridge students attend either the George Mason or Charles Barrett Elementary schools as well as the George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High School. Boundaries of North Ridge include W. Glebe Road to the north, W. Braddock Road to the south, Russell Road to the east, and Preston Road and Valley Drive to the west.