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Blurbs from the Burbs – Lake Barcroft Community

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Blurbs from the ‘Burbs is written by Arlington resident Jeff Zeeman. Jeff previously wrote about the Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden.

One of the coolest neighborhoods near D.C. that few people seem to know about is Lake Barcroft, in Falls Church.  Starting around 1950, the insular-but-welcoming Lake Barcroft community developed around a gorgeous man-made lake, which had previously been used as a reservoir.  As such, the community has two unique features: a huge collection of stunning mid-century architectural gems, and a gigantic private lake useable only by Lake Barcroft residents.  Most of the homes for sale are fairly affordable, especially those that are not directly adjacent to (but always within minutes walking of) the lake.  For fans of mid-century homes, it’s worth a trip just to drive around the lake and see houses the likes of which you’ll rarely find anywhere else in the D.C. metro area.  And for folks who are willing to accept a slightly longer commute in exchange for the feel of year-round lakeside resort community living, it’s an amazing place to live.

More photos after the jump.

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