NEIGHBORHOOD SEARCH RESULTS

Penrose
Home

Unlock 'Hidden' Listings

Work with us to identify exclusive listings and other off-market properties not visible on public-facing searches. Why? Because you can’t buy what you can’t see.

The Isaacs Team LLC

Compass

1313 14th Street NW DC 20005

[email protected]

realestateinthedistrict.com

The Penrose neighborhood is a south Arlington neighborhood bounded by Arlington Boulevard to the north, Columbia Pike to the south, Washington Boulevard to the east, and South Fillmore Street/South Walter Reed Drive to the west, located about 3 miles from the District of Columbia, less than 2 miles from the Pentagon and Arlington Hall Foreign Service Institute, and the neighborhood abuts the Fort Myer Army base and Arlington National Cemetery.

Penrose began as the Butler-Holmes subdivision, platted and subdivided on 13 acres of rural farmland in 1882 by William H Butler and Henry L. Holmes, farmers. prominent leaders of Freedman’s Village, and Arlington public officials. They built their family homes before the plat was complete, followed by a number of homes for sale. Butler’s 1879 Queen Anne-style home at 2407 South 2nd Street is still owned by the Butler family today, and Holmes’ widow lived in their second Penrose house at 2803 S. 2nd Street until her death.

Along with the developers’ social influence, the site’s proximity to Freedman’s Village and lack of restrictive covenants helped create a large community of African Americans in the area. One notable resident was young Dr. Charles R. Drew, who later became famous for his scientific advances in the field of blood plasma transfusion research. Drew was the first African American to receive a Doctor of Science in Medicine, also to be awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in surgery at Columbia University. He was appointed Supervisor of the Blood Transfusion Association for NYC and oversaw the “Blood for Britain” program, which saved the lives of many wounded WWII soldiers. He was appointed Director of the Red Cross Blood Bank and Assistant Director of the National Research Council. Later, Drew served as Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Freedman’s Hospital and Head of Surgery at Howard University. The Drew family lived in a two-story clapboard home with a covered front porch and vegetable garden at 2505 South 1st Street, built in about 1910. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark and is still occupied by members of the Drew family.

Early maps show 15 individual land parcels referred to as a group named “The Arlington Heights,” located between the Butler-Holmes subdivision and Columbia Pike. During the 1960’s, the Arlington Heights subdivision and the Butler-Holmes subdivision merged, forming a new neighborhood called Central Arlington. Train and trolley development spurred its growth and with the expansion of federal government agencies in Washington and addition of nearby military establishments, 175 buildings and several churches had been built by the 1930’s. During the 1940’s housing boom, several garden-style apartment complexes were built with federal workers in mind. Fillmore Gardens and Fort Craig Apartments  are two examples. By the 1950’s, a mix of Queen Anne and Italianate-style homes built mostly of wood, wood-frame bungalows and newly popular mail-order houses had joined the neighborhood. Today, Penrose offers a mix of single family homes, townhomes, duplexes, condos and apartment buildings of various sizes. The neighborhood’s commercial center runs along the southern edge of the neighborhood, just north of Columbia Pike.

Neighborhood amenities include two parks; Penrose Park, located at 6th and Wayne Street, Butler Holmes Park, located at 101 South Barton Street and Towers Park, located at 801 South Scott Street. Penrose ‘borrows’ amenities from nearby 

In 1995, a citizens’ initiative prompted a name change for the neighborhood, from Central Arlington to “Penrose,” taken from one of the area’s historical trolley stops on the Georgetown-Nauck line. The Trolley became the neighborhood’s symbol.

In 2012, the Penrose Square public space project was completed at 2597 Columbia Pike.

Penrose Neighborhood Association

Penrose Neighborhood Conservation Plan

Penrose Square

Charles Drew Lived Here

Guide To African American Heritage in Arlington County

Sort Option
  • Add date
  • Property Type
  • Zipcode
  • Neighborhood
  • Bedrooms
  • MLS Number
Grid
List
Map

2349 9TH STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

TTR Sotheby's International Realty
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
17Picture(s)
2,392Sqft
AS-IS sale. This is an estate sale. Great opportunity for a homeowner or investor to renovate to make this home their own or rent out. 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in this stately townhome. Great location near Columbia Pike and Penrose Square. Walkable to restaurants, the grocery store, pharmacies, shops, entertainment, parks, and the Farmer's market.
$699,000

602 ADAMS STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

EXP Realty, LLC
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
Concrete drivewayParking(s)
15Picture(s)
1,237Sqft
PROPERTY BEING SOLD AS-IS. Tremendous potential to renovate and rent or sell! This cute Bungalow has great fundamentals - 3 BRs and 2 Full baths, living room and separate dining room, kitchen and laundry are all on the main level. Outside you’ll notice the quaint front porch, large fenced lot with driveway parking in the rear.
$650,000

2520 5TH STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Samson Properties
3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
20Picture(s)
1,232Sqft
GEM in the rough! Gut it or tear down and build your dream home! Selling BELOW tax assessed value (2022 -$688,800)! Highly desirable PENROSE neighborhood.
$669,999

818 ADAMS STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Compass
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
38Picture(s)
2,160Sqft
Rarely-available and beautifully updated townhome 1 short block from the restaurants, shops and grocery at Penrose Square. 3 levels with 3 beds/3.5 baths,1 car garage & 2,160 sq ft of living space. Luxury finishes include expansive eat-in-kitchen with center island, gorgeous primary bath, hardwood flooring, deck, patio & fenced-in yard.
$887,777

2900 2ND STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Premier
5Bedroom(s)
5Bathroom(s)
Asphalt DrivewayParking(s)
50Picture(s)
3,500Sqft
Welcome home! Stunning and luxuriously appointed home on corner lot conveniently located and minutes from DC. Completely renovated and expanded inside and outside in 2019. 4 levels gorgeous home with over 3500 finished Sq. Ft. All upgraded hardwood floors on 3 top levels and laminated flooring in basement.
$1,450,000

102 HIGHLAND STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Non Subscribing Office
5Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
6Picture(s)
5,160Sqft
Entered for Comp Purposes.
$1,650,000

319 ADAMS STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Samson Properties
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
Concrete drivewayParking(s)
45Picture(s)
1,645Sqft
One-of-a-kind 1909 farmhouse full of modern updates and historic charm in a great Arlington location. Sited on a quiet .13 acre lot this home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 1,645 finished square feet with an abundance of natural light. Welcoming front porch and foyer leads to the private home office, formal dining room and a full bath.
$950,000

939 ROLFE STREET Unit B

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Compass
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
24Picture(s)
1,224Sqft
Move-in ready 2bed/2.5bath two level (& end unit) townhome style condo in Penrose, Arlington! Main level features newly refinished floors, open living/dining area with fireplace, light filled kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, tasteful 1/2 bathroom & a large private balcony.nnUpper level features two spacious primary bedrooms with updated ensuite bathrooms & ELFA closet organizers.
$475,000

1ST ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Non Subscribing Office
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
0.16Acre
off market tear down purchase. original property was 2 lots. this is sale of 1 of the 2 lots.
$609,500

2710 1ST ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Non Subscribing Office
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.16Acre
Off market teardown purchase.
$650,000

311 BARTON STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

McEnearney Associates, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
38Picture(s)
2,109Sqft
Incredible opportunity in sought-after Penrose! This beautiful, 2 level home with 3 main level bedrooms, 2 full baths, gorgeous sunroom addition, and walkout lower level is move-in ready! Upon walking in you will immediately be met with fresh paint, & gleaming hardwoods.
$799,000

210 COURTHOUSE ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Compass
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
Asphalt DrivewayParking(s)
38Picture(s)
1,487Sqft
Updated and move in ready all brick home with three finished levels of living space and fenced in rear yard in the desirable Penrose community. Freshly painted interior, newly refinished hardwood floors, updated kitchen and bathroom, brand new roof. Spacious lower level rec room can function as a bedroom, studio, or an office with walk out stairs to the back yard. Driveway parks 3 cars.
$650,000
183 Results returned.Per Page
THE ISAACS TEAM LLC

Let’s Team

Work with The Isaacs Team to find your ideal National Landing neighborhood,  identify off-market listings, and realize your real estate goals.

 

The Isaacs Team LLC

[email protected]
Compass
1313 14th Street NW DC 20005
M: +1 (202) 981-4810
O: +1 (202) 386-6330

202.981.4810