The Yorktown neighborhood is located north of Lee Highway in the area of the intersections with George Mason Boulevard and Harrison Street, see Arlington County’s boundary map.
It is a vibrant residential neighborhood with over 1000 homes of steadily increasing property value.
The neighborhood is also home to Yorktown High School, which educates over 1600 of Arlington’s finest young men and women. Yorktown High is a public school which has won national awards and consistently ranks among the top ten high schools in the entire Washington, D.C. area. Yorktown High School has a pool that is available to the public during certain hours. See Yorktown Aquatics Center for more information.
While the neighborhood is primarily residential in focus, there is no shortage of fine shopping and dining opportunities within the neighborhood — all within walking distance for most of our residents. The Lee Harrison Shopping Center boast a new Harris-Teeter grocery and several new restaurants and other shops. Another major grocer, Safeway, also is located in the neighborhood.
The Yorktown neighborhood also boasts 3 parks: Greenbrier, Chestnut Hills and Rock Spring.
Greenbrier Park is located next to Yorktown High and hosts the school’s athletic fields and an indoor public swimming pool. Children from throughout Arlington come to Greenbrier Park to play games for a number of youth sports leagues. Planning money for improvements to Greenbrier Park was approved by Arlington voters in 2002, and the fields at Greenbrier are scheduled for renovation during the next couple of years.
Chestnut Hills Park, located on N. Harrison Street, is a neighborhood park that primarily caters to families with small children. The recent addition of a new playground section has made this park a favorite among north-Arlington families. The County has also acquired additional property adjacent to this park and is expected to begin a master planning process for use of this property in the future.
Rock Spring Park, located at the north end of George Mason Boulevard, is one of the neighborhoods best kept secrets. It boasts beautiful gardens maintained by the Rock Spring Garden Club and walking trails.
The Yorktown neighborhood was featured in the Washington Post Where We Live column of June 5, 2004.
ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD DAY AT CHESTNUT HILLS PARK
Event Held in May or June
About Past Events
The Yorktown Civic Association held its annual Neighborhood Day event at Chestnut Hills Park on June 14, and there was great fun in store for everyone that attended!
Even though several Arlington County Neighborhood Day events were held as scheduled on May 10, the Yorktown Civic Assocation event at Chestnut Hills Park was postponed due to heavy rains. In fact, a second attempt on May 24 was also rained out.
Finally, nice weather arrived in Arlington, as we were determined to have everyone join in the fun at Chestnut Hills Park on North Harrison Street. The Arlington County Fire Department assisted by sending not just one truck but two! There was a clown, balloons, free snacks, and free baby trees for neighbors to plant in their own yards.