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Cherrydale is located in north Arlington, Virginia, bounded by Lorcom Lane to the north, North Utah Street, North Taylor Street and I-66. Adjacent communities are Maywood and Lyon Park to the east, Virginia Square to the south, Waverly Hills to the west, Woodmont and Donaldson Run to the north.
The neighborhood took root in 1893 as the site of a branch post office at US 29 and Pollard Street, adjacent to Dorsey Donaldon’s cherry tree orchard. Since Cherry Valley Road (now Quincy Street) also bordered the property on the south, the post office branch was named Cherrydale and platted in 1898.
With the 1898 relocation of the Alexandria County Courthouse to Arlington and establishment of a commuter railroad in 1906, Cherrydale embraced residential and commercial growth. Through the mid-1950’s, large tracts of land were subdivided into residential developments. Cherrydale’s commercial corridor grew along Lee Highway. Of the 1225 residences in Cherrydale, 887 are located in its Historic District; 829 single-family homes, 27 multi-unit properties, four churches, a school, 22 commercial buildings, two service stations, a fire station and a meeting hall. The majority of the residences are owner-occupied.
Architectural styles in Cherrydale include Bungalow, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Cape Cod, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Art Deco, Tudor Revival, Classical Revival, and occasional Spanish Revival, and Moderne. A number of Sears Kit homes were built in Cherrydale, as well as at least one porcelain-enamel Lustron home.
Cherrydale’s earliest homes date from the late 19th century to the 1910s and feature late Victorian-era details like multi-gabled roofs, wrap-around porches, stained glass windows and projecting bays. Most are wood frame construction, though a few “concrete” homes exist. Colonial Revival style showed up in Cherrydale during the early 1880s. The majority were constructed on brick or concrete foundations with masonry or wood-frame structures.
Cherrydale amenities include Cherry Valley Park, Stratford Park, Cherrydale Park, Oakgrove Park and 18th St N and N Lincoln St Park. The neighborhood is prized for its charming architecture, home values and proximity to Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stations.