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For Sale: Alcova

For Sale: Alcova

Alcova is one of the rare single family homes in Arlington which is also a designated local historic district. Built in 1860, it was designated almost 40 years ago, in October 1978. The house name Alcova comes from the first three letters of Alexandria County, Virginia. At one time it was part of a 100+ acres which was subdivided to create the Alcova Heights neighborhood. The 1978 nomination contains additional information on the home. Alcova sits on 3/4 acre and…

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For Sale: Alcova Heights Charm

For Sale: Alcova Heights Charm

What’s in a name? In Alcova Heights, the answer to that question is “a lot of local history.” The neighborhood’s name stands for Alexandria County, Virginia (AL – CO – VA), which was the original name of the county until 1920. Today, one of the neighborhood’s many older but well-maintained homes is on the market. Alcova Heights was first developed in 1921 by former Virginia State Senator J. Cloyd Byars, who bought 142 acres from the Columbia Land Company and…

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FOR SALE: Spring is Here

FOR SALE: Spring is Here

Probably the best harbinger of Spring is the plethora of homes that came on the market as of April 1. If you are looking, it is probably a great time to contact your local realtor and have them run a listing for you. After being fairly slow the last few weeks and struggling to identify houses for our Friday profiles, this week we have a bounty from which to choose. This week’s listings are a collection of homes that have…

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