The deadline for WalkArlington’s Walk Friendly Community Walkabout nominations is Wednesday, February 29th. We’ve received quite a few nominations already and hope you’ll consider nominating your neighborhood to be featured in our 2012 Walkabout. For inspiration and motivation, WalkArlington will showcase a few of the 19 neighborhoods featured in our Walkabouts brochure in the weeks leading up to the nomination deadline…
We all want to live in a great neighborhood, and there are plenty to choose from in this region. No matter where we live, most of us would agree on the ingredients that make a great neighborhood. Does it have good schools? Is it accessible to transportation and shopping? Does it have a lot of trees and open spaces? Does it preserve its historic architecture? In other words, does it have it all?
One neighborhood touted by locals as “having it all” is Arlington’s Yorktown. That’s a bold claim, but does Yorktown really live up to the hype? Once home to an Indian village and burial ground, yeoman farmers, and a wagon road that led from Four Mile Run to the Potomac, present-day Yorktown boasts top-rated Yorktown High School, popular Greenbrier Park, and bustling Lee-Harrison Shopping Center. Strong civic involvement has characterized Yorktown since the 19th century and contributes to the quality of life in this northwest Arlington neighborhood to this day.
Pick up a WalkArlington Walkabout brochure or print out the Yorktown Walkabout map, then head out and see for yourself what Yorktown is all about. Only then can you decide whether this northwest Arlington neighborhood really has it all—and see how your neighborhood measures up!
WalkArlington, an initiative of Arlington County Commuter Services within the Department of Environmental Services, gets "more people walking more of the time" by promoting the health, environmental, community-building, and commuting benefits of walking.