Madison Manor is a thriving Arlington neighborhood that combines quiet residential streets, a newly-renovated park, and convenient access to transportation and commercial areas. It is walking distance to the East Falls Church Metro on the Orange and Silver lines and a short drive to restaurants and shops on Washington Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard. The Arlington public schools for the neighborhood include the new Cardinal Elementary School in Westover, Swanson Middle School, and Yorktown High School. Located near Arlington’s western tip, it is bounded by McKinley Road, the Arlington County Line, Roosevelt Street, Four Mile Run, and I-66 and the Washington & Old Dominion/Four Mile Run multi-purpose trail.
The neighborhood takes its name from a subdivision that was begun during World War II and grew steadily over the next three decades. The mix of architectural styles mirrors the history of Arlington’s post-World War II housing boom. Walking through the neighborhood from east to west, one first encounters brick colonials and Cape Cods, then split levels with garages, and finally wooden contemporaries with carports, balconies and sliding glass doors. A small enclave of town homes built during the 1970s and known as Sycamore Ridge completes the neighborhood. Many of the homes have additions or pop-ups, but there are relatively few tear-downs in Madison Manor.